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  1. #11
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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Okay another thing is for me to be able to access recovery through win7 I need the Disk
    I am alloted a free win7 through my Uni but .pkg or w.e is not readable through Ubuntu. Anyone know of a guide on how I can do it;;
    The website for the download says the following:

    1. Download the Secure Download Manager (SDM) installation file
      Download SDM (If you have completed this step previously, go to step 3)
    2. Locate the file from step 1 and run it to install the SDM
    3. Download the .SDX file for your order
      Download .SDX
    4. Locate the file from step 3 and open it to download your software order

  2. #12
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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Maybe I can assist as I do dual boot win7
    You are saying that your computer isnt booting windows correct?
    And that for some reason Ubuntu isnt detecting it?
    Hmm, do you have the proper NTFS configuration?
    How many hard drives are you running?

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    Maybe I can assist as I do dual boot win7
    You are saying that your computer isnt booting windows correct?
    And that for some reason Ubuntu isnt detecting it?
    Hmm, do you have the proper NTFS configuration?
    How many hard drives are you running?
    I dont dual boot I am using Ubuntu as a back up because win7 wont load at all. It gives me an error I mentioned in the OP.
    What happens now is I am trying to get a win7 cd through the use of my University because I get a free win7 prof. but .pkg files arent usable. Im using Wine atm to have it work but its a bitch.

    What I basically need to do is this:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/15210...rs-from-ubuntu
    But I have no idea what that guys is talking about.
    Last edited by Naughtmare; December 1st, 2012 at 01:25 AM.

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Okay well there is the strong possibility that your HDD was on its last legs.
    Are you running ubuntu on a USB drive or something?

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    Okay well there is the strong possibility that your HDD was on its last legs.
    Are you running ubuntu on a USB drive or something?
    I dont doubt that but I really hope it isnt... I am still able to access the D partition of the said HDD but anyway.
    I'm running it on a CD i had from a while back. I believe v11 something?
    By the way, can I do what I posted in the previous post?
    this?:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/15210...rs-from-ubuntu

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Well there is a chance that your HDD died, if ubuntu isnt picking it up its a chance no windows install will work

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    The OP; Naughtmare's HDD may be close to ( or is now maybe ) out of order.
    But how about checking the output of dmesg and so on?
    Code:
    dmesg
    fdisk -lu
    I do not use ubuntu so often, but even I know there are good tools to check HDD, like palimpsest (gnome-disk-utility), smartmontools, and tool to recover files, like testdisk, photorec, and so on.

    As for SDM, why not asking at Windows 7 support or Windows Forum or SDM forum?
    http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/Acco...97&JSEnabled=1
    The following operating systems and browsers are supported:


    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Mac OS X v10.4 - v10.7


    • Internet Explorer
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
    • Safari
    Wine maybe works, but ... Naughtmare, you should contact to Microsoft Support first.

    Did you read http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/ ?
    I am not sure if the above Linked iso's are legal or illegal or malware (virus).
    Last edited by kiyop; December 1st, 2012 at 01:01 PM.
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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Quote Originally Posted by kiyop View Post
    The OP; Naughtmare's HDD may be close to ( or is now maybe ) out of order.
    This is the most likely scenario.

    HDs on their last legs behave unusually - I have suffered the exact same situation where I could access (and backup) files booting from a LiveCD, but the HD would not boot. In fact, this was the exact situation that prompted me to try Linux in the first instance.

    My suggestion:
    Back up all files (sounds like you have already done this).
    Wipe the HD.
    Try installing Windows again from scratch.

    If this doesn't work, it's a hardware fault. Take things forward from there...

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    Re: You guys are my only hope :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Naughtmare View Post
    So even if i do find out and mount it theres a no way for me to get chkdsk to go?
    CHKDSK runs only in Windows and, despite what you may have been told, there is no equivalent you can run in Linux.

    You need to use the sevenforums link. Their forums have tutorials that you can follow, including how to boot into command line from the CD to do some repairs.
    Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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    Re: a disk error has occurred

    download hirens boot cd and use its burning program to write the cd.
    once you have a boot cd boot it and start minixp
    this will start minixp and give you access to read, diagnose and possibly repair the problems with the drive.
    it can even repair grub errors (which by the way sounds like the problem you are having)
    too much blood in my caffeine system and a coffee cup the size of a wading pool!

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