I'll try to make this scenario as clear as possible.
- Laptop Specs HP dv6-2189la:
- 500 HDD
- 4GB Ram
- Intel i7
Personal Specs - Linux newbie running for the first time. Quite confused :(
I had Windows 7 x64, decided to start fresh new so I planned on formatting. Since I use it for work and didn't require it for another week, I didn't rush into installing Win 7 immediately as I wanted to try Ubuntu for quite a while.
1) Downloaded Ubuntu 11.10
2) Burned ISO to CD
3) Installed Ubuntu using the full HDD of 500GB erasing Win7
4) Ubuntu ran awesome (especially for me being a Linux Newbie from scratch)
I used Ubuntu for a while, but now I need to get back to work with Win 7. Tried running the installation CD for Win 7 and it just skips to Ubuntu without loading. Checked BIOS, tried other discs, even tried the disc on another computer and it works.
Since that didn't work, I tried running Win XP. This CD does load, it starts loading files, drives, kernel, blah blah and before even getting to install it Blue screens with error 0x0000007b.
I already used Gparted and created up to 250 GB space for Windows. Formatted to NTFS.
I really don´t know what do now. I've tried almost everything I know within my knowledge. I could say I'm an advanced PC user, but I bumped into the Linux wall starting from scratch.
All suggestions will be appreciated.