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I recently added Ubuntu 12.10 to my laptop as a dual boot with Windows 7. Both boot up and Ubuntu works fine. The Windows side freezes up after about a minute or so. I have tried the Windows repair disk that I created but it doesn't detect any problems. And for some reason there is no restore point date prior to the Ubuntu install (even though I know I saved several prior to that).

So I guess it's not a "boot" problem per se but maybe a partition one? I have been researching how to find and/or fix a partition size problem but all of the answers are extremely technical. I understand much of it but need the steps on how to actually do things like "get into GRUB" or "use Gparted" from the Ubuntu side.

I am running Intel® Core™ i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4, 5.9 GiB, 32-bit, with Ubuntu using 272 GB on a Sony VAIO. Windows 7 came with the laptop from the manufacturer I do not have an install disc.

Thank you

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If you can boot and go to Windows desktop, it shouldn't be a problem related with GRUB or partitioning. Have you performed a full disk check on Windows partition, including surface test for bad sectors? –  Sadi Feb 18 '13 at 8:22
I wanted to but everything freezes right after Windows boots up. I can go into Safe Mode but can't do any maintenance from there. –  user133088 Feb 19 '13 at 19:25
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