Simon Petrikov B>Steдm Items Feb 16, 2013 @ 12:47am
HEED MY WARNING
To people trying to get the Peguin as an item heed my warning, Linux may kill your computer.
As of yesturday I installed Linux on my new laptop which had windows 7 installed. I start running Linux and then download TF2. It doesn't work. So I think to myself "huh, alwell, I'll just go and play Brutal Legends".
So I restart my laptop and I get a weirdly colored screen and my computer restarts again. and get the error "Bootmnger could not be located, hit CNTRL + ALT + DELETE" or something like that. I did and all it did was restart my computer. It reboots with the exact same message.
Linux has killed my computer that I've only have had for 2 months. So I'm having to go out and create a new windows disk over the internet.
And all for what? A TF2 item? I know some of you people may have your heart set on this item but is it really worth the risk? Brick your system for pixels?
Thanks for reading, if anyone has any ideas on how to fix this please post in the comments below.
Tl ; Dr : Linux will brick your system/
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✝Parakoopa @ linux Feb 16, 2013 @ 1:05am 
1. you can easily repair your Bootmanager with the Windows CD without reinstalling.
2. What Linux did you use?
Simon Petrikov B>Steдm Items Feb 16, 2013 @ 1:17am 
Ubuntu and my new laptop didn't come with a windows disk.
Jeff Feb 16, 2013 @ 1:20am 
If they did not include a disk usually they stick a partition on there to repair your windows. Try hitting F8 as your computer starts and see if there is a "repair" option at the top.
Simon Petrikov B>Steдm Items Feb 16, 2013 @ 1:22am 
Originally posted by Shiver:
If they did not include a disk usually they stick a partition on there to repair your windows. Try hitting F8 as your computer starts and see if there is a "repair" option at the top.
When I hit the F8 button on startup nothing happens. It use to work. I'm trying to make a recovery disk using my windows vista. But I only have 700 meg CD's.
ドーゲ Feb 16, 2013 @ 7:53am 
Sounds like the bootloader GRUB2 was not installed correctly.
Balblair Feb 16, 2013 @ 7:57am 
It won't touch your system at all if you get Ubuntu, which works alongside windows instead of replacing it entirely.

It was your own fault. Make sure you know what you're dealing with before doing it.
Simon Petrikov B>Steдm Items Feb 16, 2013 @ 8:17am 
Originally posted by Linux Murasaki:
Sounds like the bootloader GRUB2 was not installed correctly.
I tested the installation out on several computers of mine before I decided to install it on my main computer, everything worked fine. 100%. And it was even working fine on my main till I had to restart it.


Originally posted by Cean:
It won't touch your system at all if you get Ubuntu, which works alongside windows instead of replacing it entirely.

It was your own fault. Make sure you know what you're dealing with before doing it.
I did, ran it on several other systems with the EXACT windows 7 64-bit operating system. And it worked fine till I told my computer to restart. It could find and I'm guessing didn't need to find the boot manager before. I install Linux, use it for a couple of hours and it kills my system, yeah, totally my fault.
Simon Petrikov B>Steдm Items Feb 16, 2013 @ 8:35am 
Update :
I used some file from another 64-bit windows 7 OS to get some boot files (including the Boot Manager) and ran my main computer. And it started.
Then I logged into my user account, and got a black screen with a cursor. The desktop wont launch properly. I launched explorer.exe using task manager and I've been locked out of all of my programs.
Thanks Linux.
###O?qÿáÓ Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:41am 
lol
Just insert any Windows CD and boot from it.
Go to repair and wait until you have a command prompt.
Write:
fixmbr C: (or whatever partition your windows is on)
reboot
fixed.
Tim Timsen (Banned) Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:44am 
Originally posted by ###O?qÿáÓ:
lol
Just insert any Windows CD and boot from it.
Go to repair and wait until you have a command prompt.
Write:
fixmbr C: (or whatever partition your windows is on)
reboot
fixed.
This.
Everyone with basic PC knowledge should know this.
Adjutant SteemingBullet Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:47am 
I had tht happen as well, it scared the ♥♥♥♥ out of me. Fortunately I was able to hit F8 and go to system recovery and set it back the day before I installed all this Ubuntu shi. It's a nice misc, but not worth a dead computer. I'll just wait till it becomes available for 2 ref on the market due to the massive amount of people getting it
Nisaki Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:49am 
Originally posted by Tim Timsen:
Originally posted by ###O?qÿáÓ:
lol
Just insert any Windows CD and boot from it.
Go to repair and wait until you have a command prompt.
Write:
fixmbr C: (or whatever partition your windows is on)
reboot
fixed.
This.
Everyone with basic PC knowledge should know this.


How is that BASIC? sljksf
Balblair Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:49am 
Originally posted by SteemingBullet:
I had tht happen as well, it scared the ♥♥♥♥ out of me. Fortunately I was able to hit F8 and go to system recovery and set it back the day before I installed all this Ubuntu shi. It's a nice misc, but not worth a dead computer. I'll just wait till it becomes available for 2 ref on the market due to the massive amount of people getting it

2 Refined? I doubt it as easy as people give up. Just look at yourself.
###O?qÿáÓ Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:50am 
Originally posted by Nikefier uNo:
Originally posted by Tim Timsen:
This.
Everyone with basic PC knowledge should know this.


How is that BASIC? sljksf

Google.
Simon Petrikov B>Steдm Items Feb 16, 2013 @ 9:55am 
Originally posted by ###O?qÿáÓ:
lol
Just insert any Windows CD and boot from it.
Go to repair and wait until you have a command prompt.
Write:
fixmbr C: (or whatever partition your windows is on)
reboot
fixed.


Originally posted by Tim Timsen:
Originally posted by ###O?qÿáÓ:
lol
Just insert any Windows CD and boot from it.
Go to repair and wait until you have a command prompt.
Write:
fixmbr C: (or whatever partition your windows is on)
reboot
fixed.
This.
Everyone with basic PC knowledge should know this.
Thank you both for proving that you both have an inability to read my previous comments.
I don't have and my computer didn't come with a windows disc.
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