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Problem with my laptop when i open it :/

by AStylee / July 5, 2015 6:24 PM PDT

Hello, i have this problem with my laptop: when i press the turn on button it shows the LG logo ( as usual) then it usually goes straightly to Starting windows but since i installed Ubuntu on my laptop when i turn it on the LG logo shows then a black screen shows with an underscore at the edge of the screen from the left then it takes like 1 minute to show starting windows then it works properly... any idea please ? it's really annoying...
BTW i uninstalled Ubuntu..the problem still happen..

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Welcome to GRUB bootloader
by James Denison / July 5, 2015 6:31 PM PDT

compliments of Ubuntu. If you run XP then pop in the restore disc and run FIXMBR and FIXBOOT and you're done.

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Thank you sir but...
by AStylee / July 5, 2015 6:46 PM PDT

Thank you sir for answering quickly but i'm sorry that i didn't quite get you alot, could i explain more or post a YouTube video or something i would really appreciate it Happy

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sure, a video would be great
by James Denison / July 5, 2015 6:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you sir but...

You had Ubuntu, you removed it, but likely the GRUB bootloader was left behind, or you'd never have seen windows again without doing a restore from the installation CD.

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When you install Linux, it replaces the Windows loader...
by wpgwpg / July 5, 2015 7:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you sir but...

...with the grub loader. Windows and Linux can coexist, but if you're like me, you don't find out about these "little details" until they jump up and bite you. There are ways around it, but they require a lot of technical knowledge. I think that's the essence of James' post. Of course if you format your hard drive and reinstall Windows, you won't have to worry about it.

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Got you ..
by AStylee / July 5, 2015 7:12 PM PDT

Got you sir, can i get a windows 7 CD ? i read this and helped me out about how to do that https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/927392 and would you suggest i do that instead of formatting or restoring to factory settings ?

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Restore from a backup if you have one
by wpgwpg / July 5, 2015 6:34 PM PDT

If you don't have a system backup, you have two choices. Live with it or restore to factory settings and reinstall your applications.
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When you've gotten your system back like you want it, I urge you to get yourself an external hard drive and a good 3rd party backup program. You can set it up to do everything automagically at the time and frequency of your choice. 1 TB external hard drives are about $50 these days and a really good FREE backup program is the Easeus Todo Backup Free. That can save you a lot of time and frustration the next time something like this happens. Sooner or later it happens to all computers for one reason or another.

Good luck.

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Thanks for answering but...
by AStylee / July 5, 2015 6:44 PM PDT

i'm not really worrying about the things on my computer i kinda took all of the things i really need and put it on the my USB so that won't be a problem...but i'm thinking of formatting my computer and putting on a new Windows 7 would that help ? i remember i changed my windows from Windows 7 Home premium i guess to Professional and it didn't or.... or should i just restore it to factory settings ?

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You raise several questions
by wpgwpg / July 5, 2015 6:56 PM PDT

If you had Windows 7 on it earlier, and you have the Windows 7 install disc, that should work. However if you do that, you'll need to be SURE you have all the drivers and helper apps you'll need. If you restore to factory settings, that will take care of the drivers and helper apps. However, it sounds like that would get you back to the Home Premium version, and you want the Pro version, right? Since I don't know these details, I just point out that you need to be sure you've covered all the bases before you format that hard drive.

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by AStylee / July 5, 2015 7:00 PM PDT

I really don't care about which windows im using as long as it is 7 the thing is that when the problem happened i was hoping that upgrading my windows would help out btw the first time i didn't format it i still have the windows.old folder so you suggest i restore to factory settings imma probably do that but are you sure it would work ? thanks sir Grin

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If that USB was a flashdrive
by James Denison / July 5, 2015 7:01 PM PDT

and you bought it off EBay, then you better double check to make sure all the files are actually there. Many fakes are sold which are smaller and they just loop around overwriting what was just put on it, till you think it was all written, but in truth most was lost.

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Everything is there
by AStylee / July 5, 2015 7:07 PM PDT

Everything is there so imma just restore to factory settings and i will see what happens thanks anyways Grin

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