Tips To Resolve Dual Boot Issues in Windows® 7
Discuss the issues that arise while creating dual boot with Windows 7 and its causes and symptoms.
Dual boot installation of Windows 7 along with other Operating system requires original copy of both Operating Systems. Also make sure that your system has enough hard disk space to operate both Operating Systems in your hard disk. You also need to choose a boot loader application with good performance. While you install another Operating system along with Windows 7, you need to maintain the minimum system requirement for that Operating system as well. The minimum system requirements for the easy installation of Windows 7 are at least 16GB of hard disk space and a RAM memory of 1GB. Another problem that occurs in dual boot installation is the unplanned partitioning of the hard disk. Plan your partition process before you initiate it and decide which partition you need to install in the operating system.
Tips to fix dual boot issue with Windows 7:
- Compatibility issue
- Shortage of hard disk space
- Problem with boot.ini
You could do partitioning of your hard drive by using third-party partitioning utilities. GParted is one of the tools that come under the category of partition management software. Resizing the partition where you are installing the Operating system is needed. But one of the problems associated with dual booting is the incompatibility of partition managing software. If the software is not compatible to work in the existing Operating system, you could encounter trouble. So, before you choose a partition management software, choose the one which is compatible with the existing Operating System.
Shortage of hard disk space
While installing a dual Operating system in your system, you might experience hard disk shortage issues. When Windows 7 is one of the Operating Systems, you may encounter this problem more often. Uninstalling and sticking to a single Operating system is the solution to this issue. Another solution is the replacement of hard disk with the one whose capacity is enough to install another Operating system along with Windows 7.
Boot.ini is a text file which helps to load the Operating system in multi boot environment. If you get corrupted boot.ini file or missing up of boot.ini, you encounter problems in loading the Operating system and could get an error message like “Boot.ini missing”. In this case, you need to replace the file with a correct one or use any other non-corrupted operating system. You could try system restore or system repair options.
iYogi is the fastest growing online and remote tech support provider in the direct-to-consumers and small businesses sector. Our highly skilled and experienced tech experts available, 24x7x365 will provide the best issue resolution and customer satisfaction. Our award winning and low priced Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for dual boot issues in windows 7
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to great tech support, all year around! We promise the lowest wait-time and highest resolution rate in the industry.