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I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop running Windows XP via a second partition with the Ubuntu Installer, but now Windows gives the 'blue screen of death' STOP: 0x0000007B ...
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    Dualboot XP + Ubuntu 8.10 help


    I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop running Windows XP via a second partition with the Ubuntu Installer, but now Windows gives the 'blue screen of death' STOP: 0x0000007B when I try and boot it (including safe mode). I tried using the XP install disc to do an installation repair and it stops at the partition menu with:

    74882 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi
    <Setp cannot access this disk.>

    Dos prompt doesn't recognize any files / folders on the HD (cant run CHKDSK), although all the files from Windows seems to be intact from within Ubuntu, which is working fine.

    sudo fdisk -l gives the following:

    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes

    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders

    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Disk identifier: 0x41ab2316



    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

    /dev/sda1 * 1 8231 66115476 7 HPFS/NTFS

    /dev/sda2 8232 9729 12032685 5 Extended

    /dev/sda5 8232 9660 11478411 83 Linux

    /dev/sda6 9661 9729 554211 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Not sure what to do from here, any ideas?

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    It looks like you have two separate problems. I assume
    you resized the Windows partition in order to make space
    for Linux. It is rare, but occasionally data gets corrupted
    during resizing, and this is why it won't boot into Windows.

    The second problem is that the Windows installer won't
    recognize the (presumably sata) hard drive. You will have
    to research a method for loading the sata driver before
    running the installer. The computer manufacturer may have
    this driver, which may be booted by floppy or some such
    method, to enable the installer to proceed.

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