I'm a novice in installing & debugging OS errors. I had Windows 7 installed & it crashed today (the great blue screen). No matter what I did (tried to install Windows 7 again & again from DVD), I kept getting the blue screen with different types of errors like:
- bad pool header,
- registry error,
- page table trying to access non-page table error, etc.
I had to use my system so I installed Ubuntu. It removed Windows 7 from
C: drive & I could access my
E: drives, so took the backup. Then tried to install Windows 7 again, but I got blue screen. So, I installed Ubuntu again & removed everything, so it took all my 320 GB HDD space.
Then I tried to create partitions using gparted (with the intent that I would be able to install Windows 7 in one of those) & made some free space, then created the 3 partitions. Don't know what I did, but it made Ubuntu crash when I restarted it. Got
unknown filesystem, grub rescue error. No idea what to do, so formatted the whole drive again, now running Ubuntu.
Ran gparted again & now my info is like this:
Partition: /dev/sda1, File system: ext4, Mount Point: /, Size: 292.17GiB, Used: 8.23GiB, Unused: 283.95Gib, Flags: boot.
I tried to create a partition again, but it won't allow me to resize. I guess because it is the only drive & Ubuntu is mounted on it, not sure. Using Windows DVD to install eventually results in blue screen.
So, I basically want to run Windows again & have absolutely no idea what to do. Please give me some step by step instructions as I have no experience with this & not sure how to proceed.