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Hi,

 

I was trying to install scientific linux on my HP envy 700 next to my already installed Windows 7 to have a dual boot Windows - Linux. Computer details:

 

HP ENVY 700-527C Desktop, Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core, 12GB DDR3, 1TB SATA, 802.11ac, Bluetooth, Win8.1

 

To do that I created a 100 GB partition using the windows disk manager utility. Then I rebooted the computer and installed scientific linux from the DVD (standard procedure) into the 100 GB partition. Installation went well, no errors or warnings, but when restarted to boot with the installed linux I got the "No boot has been detected or the disk has failed" message.

 

If I insert an Ubuntu DVD and use the try Ubuntu option (run Ubuntu from DVD) I can access the hard drive and all partitions are there (Windows and Ubuntu).

 

I feel that the Scientific linux installation process messed up with the EFI system but I am not sure.

 

How can I restore the EFI (if that is the problem)? Or, how can I be able to boot my windows OS without loosing everything?

 

Thanks!

 

EDIT: I forgot the KEY of the issue WINDOWS 7 also FAILS to boot showing the same exact error. 

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@ASV-ASV

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

HP only warranties their PCs for usage with the OS that comes preinstalled. IF you replace that or add a different OS, then you assume full responsibility for maintaining that other OS -- as HP then provides no assistance on that.

Win10 PCs nearly all use UEFI and that poses special problems for installing Linux distros: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295

Your best bet for Linux support, since HP does not provide Linux drivers, is to contact the support forum for the Linux distro you are trying to install.

 

If the Scientific Linux community does not have good support forums, then I would recommend the Ubuntu Forums as an altenative: http://ubuntuforums.org/


Folks there have experience using HP machines with Linux and know a lot about driver sources and dual-booting.

Good Luck

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Thanks for your quick answer @WAWood

 

Let's say I give up and do not want to install Linux anymore. Is there a way to rescue my Windows 7 OS? I am assuming this is a EFI related problem but maybe it's not...

 

Any help is very appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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@ASV-ASV

 

Sorry, but I don't have personal experience with UEFI PCs, so I can't provide any details.

 

I still suggest you try the Ubuntu Forums, however, as folks there do have such experience and can tell you whether or not Boot-Repair would work in your situation.


Good Luck

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> Is there a way to rescue my Windows 7 OS?

 

Boot from the Windows 7 installation media.

Choose a keyboard.

Select "repair", to try to fix the "boot manager" files, setting them back to what Windows 7 expects.

 

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Hi @mdklassen

 

 

 

 

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> I created a recovery DVD just after receiving the PC, do you think it will do the job?

 

It's good that you did so.  Give it a try.  Be sure to select "repair", not "install".

 

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The HP recovery DVDs did not do the job.

 

Does anyone know how to get my Win 7 DVD? 

 

Thanks!

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>  The HP recovery DVDs did not do the job.

 

What did you do?

What happened? 

What error-messages did you get when you tried the "repair" ?

 

> Does anyone know how to get my Win 7 DVD? 

 

I looked at:

 

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-700-500-desktop-pc-series/7477702/model/760...

 

but the original HP System Recovery media cannot be ordered from HP.

 

Try:  www.RestoreDisks.com or www.ComputerSurgeons.com to see if they have a copy of the media for sale.

 

Or, see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7

to download the "generic" Windows 7 directly from Microsoft.

After installing, see the above "self-service" web-site to add-in the missing device-drivers.

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Hi @ASV-ASV Do u have external hard disk case, so I can direct u what to do
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