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Failed installation from windows 7 to Zorin, grey screen on boot up

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May 27, 2013 1:19:27 PM

I wanted to switch form windows 7 to Zorin so after 3 hours of trying to get the computer to recognize the boot disc I started installing and it seemingly froze on me, so I turned off the computer and turned it back on (thinking it would just restart the installation) well...it didn't. I was completely reformatting the drive as well, so I'm assuming there is no partition or software at all now. Now when i boot up i have a solid light grey screen and nothing else. I looked for solutions and decided to try Gparted but it won't load any discs whatsoever. What is wrong and how do i fix it?

Also when i press ctrl + alt + del it goes to a black screen with a line, just as it would when starting the BIOS, but nothing after that.
a b $ Windows 7
May 27, 2013 1:24:14 PM

What was it doing when you turned it off? You normally get a black screen often saying something about a lack of boot disk, not a grey screen.

You can try the UBCD or windows. They should be able to format the drive assuming that's all thats wrong with it.
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May 27, 2013 1:29:10 PM

4745454b said:
What was it doing when you turned it off? You normally get a black screen often saying something about a lack of boot disk, not a grey screen.

You can try the UBCD or windows. They should be able to format the drive assuming that's all thats wrong with it.


it was frozen on creating a user, so i shut it off and turned it back on. no message, just a grey screen when i turned the computer on. going to try the boot cd now.

It will not run any discs, still just a grey screen. I also connected the computer to my tv, which resulted in nothing but a grey screen.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 27, 2013 7:59:51 PM

Very very odd. How far does it get? Do you only get a grey screen? Any bios info? Try resetting the bios?
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May 28, 2013 12:28:57 PM

4745454b said:
Very very odd. How far does it get? Do you only get a grey screen? Any bios info? Try resetting the bios?


I was able to get around it and install the new OS, had to put the hard drive into another computer and go from there.
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May 29, 2013 12:51:54 AM

You got around a boot issue by pulling the harddrive, putting it into a different computer and loading the OS from there? That doesn't make any sense either. You had a very odd problem there.
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