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Cannot access C: Drive?

  1. #11


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 pro Windows 8 pro Windows 7 Home


    Does your PC have UEFI? if yes the only tip i can give you is
    to search about "Ubuntu UEFI"
    Sadly, yes. I looked it up, but it seems that everyone else gets to the point where ubuntu asks the user if they want to install or just use the trial, but whenever I boot from the ubuntu CD it comes up with this:
    Attachment 24855
    Seems like you're not booting from the ubuntu cd/dvd in fact,
    you should be able to boot from the cd/dvd even without a HD
    but i do not know UEFI so i can't be sure ...

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  2. #12


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by roy View Post
    Seems like you're not booting from the ubuntu cd/dvd in fact,
    you should be able to boot from the cd/dvd even without a HD
    but i do not know UEFI so i can't be sure ...
    I have run a Live Ubuntu CD on a PC without a HDD.

    It didn't use the problematic UEFI system though.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    I ran the repair feature on the windows 7 disk, it claimed that it was incompatable.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    I'm halfway thinking of just installing windows 7 on the partition that I kept all of my files, as none of them were really vital. Though it will be a pain redownloading all of my programs.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    Blast. I can't run the repair option on the windows 7 disk, I can't install windows 7 on any partition. (Most of them were reserved by the computer manufacturer, but the partition that I had windows 8 on didn't work, along with the 20 gb partition I set aside for ubuntu when I was planning on installing it) This is getting a little frustrating.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Brooklin knows how to use the windows 7 disk - I'll ask him if he knows how you can do it.
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    OK I asked Brooklin to help in here.

    If you are trying to install 7 - You'll have to either do it on a clean partition, or, get into your disk and delete your Program Files folders, Windows folders, and Move your User folder somewhere else, delete the full Users folder after that. Delete all of your Hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys files to, and anything else in the root of the drive.

    You can use Hiren's Boot CD's "Mini-XP" to get in there, and it's got Unlocker installed so you can delete stubborn folders. Link is below my Sig. The Board owners can't sanction the use of Hiren's as an official Board tool, but a lot of us use it here. I wanted to write some tutorials, but the stuff I wanted to write about use Hiren's in the solution. So it's just from me to you, use Mini-XP, check out your system disk.

    The fact that you got a lot of partitions on one drive, is part of the problem, I use Multi Partitions in my Macs, but never in my PCs, because it is too problematic.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    I'm in XP mini, where might the unlocker program be located?
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  9. #19


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Hm, it should show up when you right click on something to delete, it'll just say "Unlocker"

    If not, you can download it real quick, connect your Network and download it with the Opera that's in there.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    When I go into my C: Drive, none of those folders appear to exist.
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