Someone's advice on here broke my PC!

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    Someone's advice on here broke my PC!

    hey again... I'm pretty ........ed at the moment...
    Well, I tried using gparted to get my partition space back to Vista and it succeeded, but when I restarted I'm getting a GRUB error 32... And when I try to boot again from the Ubuntu cd, I get load of I/O block errors and whatnot...
    Also, my friend has downloaded the Windows 7 beta and has it on cd, I was thinking about booting from it and maybe installing Windows 7, or maybe it could fix my Vista?
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    If you're gonna start messing with your partitions, it's probably a good idea to do a full backup before you change anything.
    I would have used something like Partition Magic, which is a little more user friendly and would probably warn you before doing anything dangerous. (Although it's not free)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    hey again... I'm pretty ........ed at the moment...
    Well, I tried using gparted to get my partition space back to Vista and it succeeded, but when I restarted I'm getting a GRUB error 32... And when I try to boot again from the Ubuntu cd, I get load of I/O block errors and whatnot...
    Also, my friend has downloaded the Windows 7 beta and has it on cd, I was thinking about booting from it and maybe installing Windows 7, or maybe it could fix my Vista?
    You probably just need to boot from the Windows CD and reinstall the MBR. Grub is throwing up because its configuration was stored on your Linux partition, which has been merged into the Vista one.

    I don't think anything is wrong with your system, you just need to reinstall the Windows boot loader.
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    Never blame others because you followed their bad advice. 99% of the time, you just screwed up what they told you to do.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    When I tried Windows 7 it threw a hissy fit because my hard disk was previously formatted for ext3. Unless they've changed that, Win7 won't fix this for you. I would go with brewbuck - though Vista is also kind of picky about partitioning with something other than Vista. Good luck!

    Someone's advice on here broke my PC!
    Always do a full backup before you make system-level changes.

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    Removing Ubuntu and getting its space back

    cyberfish and cpjust's posts were in reference to the problem you're having now.

    edit: Before you do anything else, I would run a live CD and transfer everything I can from your partition to a flash drive

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    I was just ........ed, sorry for that :S
    Anyways, I installed Windows7 now, just having some problms getting the damn drivers...
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    While Windows 7 beta is very good it is not yet complete and I would not use it as my primary OS. I would recommend waiting till release to use Windows 7 as your primary OS. Drivers are currently being created for Windows 7 by many many manufacturers but they won't be ready for primetime b/c they will be timed with the release of W7.

    Until then you can use XP which still has drivers readily available for it. If you are extremely desperate you can use the OS who name shall not be spoken but I don't recommend it.

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    ok, I was lucky, Win7 gave me a windows.old folder, and I havn't lost anything ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    While Windows 7 beta is very good it is not yet complete and I would not use it as my primary OS. I would recommend waiting till release to use Windows 7 as your primary OS. Drivers are currently being created for Windows 7 by many many manufacturers but they won't be ready for primetime b/c they will be timed with the release of W7.

    Until then you can use XP which still has drivers readily available for it. If you are extremely desperate you can use the OS who name shall not be spoken but I don't recommend it.
    I have had 0 problems using Win7 as my primary OS.
    99% of Vista drivers works for Win7, too (and yes, even though many badmouth it, drivers have become readily available for it).
    Don't be afraid of it. It may be beta, and some things may not be done, but it's stable enough.
    Plus it's faster than the-OS-whose-name-shall-not-be-uttered. And consumes less memory.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.
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    Is this where you downloaded Windows 7?
    It says it's not available to download anymore.
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    You missed the bandwagon... Any acquiring of Win7 now can only be done via torrent sites and no one has to remind you that it's illegal.
    They knowingly put a cap on the number of downloads to make the beta process easier (who has time to sort through 100 million feedback reports?).
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean View Post
    When I tried Windows 7 it threw a hissy fit because my hard disk was previously formatted for ext3. Unless they've changed that, Win7 won't fix this for you. I would go with brewbuck - though Vista is also kind of picky about partitioning with something other than Vista. Good luck!



    Always do a full backup before you make system-level changes.
    I believe the documentation that came with windows7 beta specifically stated that you cant/shouldnt run it on a multiboot system.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    XP/Win7 dual boot works fine, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.
    For information on how to enable C++11 on your compiler, look here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    XP/Win7 dual boot works fine, though.
    Yes, and fflush(stdin) also works if you have the right circumstances. It may very well be that 99% of users will have no problem with it - but maybe, just maybe, they are storing metadata in the file-system that XP can not understand and may cause it to hang/crash if you get it wrong in the exact right way.

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