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    Unhappy Backtrack 4 / Windows 7 Dual boot black screen

    Howdy all,
    I've done some searching but haven't found a solution yet. I installed backtrack 4 from the disc as described, but when I try and load Windows 7 from the boot loader, the screen goes black. I'm thinking the issue lies in the bootloader somewhere, and isn't a big problem, or at least I'm hoping... I'm on a Sony Vaio laptop FYI, I think I've had this problem before but can't remember how I resolved it. My only real concern is having to restore the HDD...

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4 / Windows 7 Dual boot black screen

    If you don't care about your BT4 data and Grub then use your Win 7 install disc (repair disc, or recovery disc) and find in the repair mode the console and type Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
    This will delete Grub as a bootloader but will keep your BT4 (but you can't access it until you reinstall GRUB using grub-install hd(x,x) in a live-cd or smth..

    Hope that helps

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4 / Windows 7 Dual boot black screen

    I did this and now my computer just says no operational OS. or something along those lines."
    i cant even access my Bt either. so im currently on live cd.

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    Cool Re: Backtrack 4 / Windows 7 Dual boot black screen

    After repeatedly rebooting from the black screen, occasionally it would attempt to recover on it's own (say 6 or 7 reboots) but I found that if I hit the windows key shortly after the black screen appears to stick, windows will popup... Kinda weird...

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    Default Re: Backtrack 4 / Windows 7 Dual boot black screen

    I just saw this... haven't tried it, but it seems to be what you guys are experiencing

    Successfully Dual Booting Windows 7 and BackTrack 4 with GRUB | Extreme Tolerance

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