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Windows 7 and Ubuntu Dual Boot Problems

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by h00kd, Jul 30, 2011.

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  1. h00kd

    h00kd Thread Starter

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    I just installed Ubuntu to make my computer dual boot with Windows 7. When the option in Ubuntu came up to install it along Windows 7, I selected it. Well, after the install my monitor pops up a box saying "Out of Range" and nothing comes up, then Ubuntu boots. I never get the option to boot Win7. If I hit a button while the monitor is out of range, nothing boots. What is my problem? Thanks
     
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    I think that the Ubuntu boot loader has taken over and set itself as default (so it boots after the timeout period has expired), which may be fine, BUT, the resolution it has chosen for that display is not compatible with your monitors resolution settings, so the monitor just says out of range.
    Do you have another monitor you can try, or an old CRT screen monitor, anything that might accept the resolution and display the screen and try another video port coming from the computer if available. I don't know how to go about changing the boot screen resolution.

    If the dual boot screen is similar to Windows, when it gets to that pause where its waiting for any change to be made as far as which OS to boot to, press the down arrow key once and then hit enter and see if Windows 7 loads (and displays).
     
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    I have dual monitors, both same size,19", and after the out of range goes away, ubuntu loads on the second monitor then comes up in the first monitor.
     
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    It's similar, but typically there will be several other Linux options (recovery, older kernel, recovery with older kernel), some diagnostics, and then the Windows boot will be 6 or 8 or more down arrows.
     
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