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When I installed Ubuntu for netbook about a year ago it broke something in Windows 7 and now Windows 7 goes to blue screen all the time. I don't use Windows anymore but it might be nice to fix. Any suggestions on what has happened and a fix as I don't have the Windows Installation CD. Is there a simple fix?

So just trying to boot windows (its been a long time) Its runs the loading bar for about 3 minutes then flashes to blue screen for about 1 second then reboots by itself.

Ubuntu is 2.6.32-37 netbook version.

Hope this helps if not ask and I will try to see more.

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This question does not give enough information to help.. What 'blue screen'? stoppage error? when do you see this? what version of Ubuntu? can you provide any more information about your problem. – rlemon Dec 22 '11 at 15:04
Heh sorry just meant the dreaded windows blue screen for boot failure. I will come back with full details in a moment for you thanks – Antony Dec 22 '11 at 15:15
that really doesn't tell us what the issue is.. there are different blue screen messages depending on the problem. Take a picture of the blue screen and upload it, or write it down and type us up the message. – rlemon Dec 22 '11 at 15:17

there is not enough info but lets me guess, ubuntu will not harm the windows in any way except if you shrink your windows system partition mostly the c and then install the ubuntu on the new partition. if this is the case i guess there is nothing you can do to fix windows from ubuntu you need windows cd to fix that

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didnt touch partition I guess its just windows that one day went AWOL dont have disck as its only a netbook with pre-intstalled. thanks anyway – Antony Dec 22 '11 at 17:41
@Antony If windows was preinstalled on the netbook what did you do with the recovery partition when you installed ubuntu? - you should be able to select it when GRUB loads and use it to recover your windows install. – Mark Rooney Dec 22 '11 at 20:30
yup mark has a good point if its a netbook then you have a partition to recover or fix your windows and it depend on the brand but i guess you can get to it through your boot screen and then fix your windows – nadeem Dec 23 '11 at 14:32

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