What is keeping me on 'Preparing your desktop…' after my Windows 7 parition migration? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Here's the situation:

    I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual booting on one 120gb ssd.

    I recently purchased a 240gb ssd and wanted to migrate both of those partitions to this new one.

    I used Gparted in Ubuntu to do most of the work, making sure to update GRUB.

    Before I got rid of my old partitions, I could reach my new Windows 7 partition (F:) via GRUB > Windows dual boot screen> select the newer partition, and then I was on my F: drive.

    So "great", I thought, "I can reach my new partitions, now I can clean out the old drive". After doing that, and updating GRUB, I now get hung up on "Preparing your desktop..." for about 2 minutes and come to a completely blank desktop. I've only been able to open Task Manager via Ctrl+Shift+Esc so far, or Ctrl+Alt+Del

    My best guess is after the migration, my new settings didn't get changed over to point to my user profiles on my new partition, and were still pointing to my old one. Maybe it's BCDedit file getting confused.

    Anyway, I'm not sure how to go about fixing it. I can access the entire drive via Ubuntu (I'm on a stick drive right now), but when I go to boot from it, I'm running into the aforementioned problems.

    Does anyone know what I should be looking at or how to fix this?

    Thank you

    Sunday, March 17, 2013 7:01 PM


  • It seems your profile hasn't been migrated successfully.

    Please go to recovery mode and enable built-in administrator via command. Then boot in Safe Mode with built-in administrator, create a new user account for testing.

    Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support

    • Edited by Niki Han Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:42 AM
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:27 AM