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sushanth.manakhari 02-16-2012 12:56 PM

how to boot windows XP using grub?
 
i had fedora and windows XP in my system. both on a single HDD. i had fedora on partition E, i deleted partion E by using disk manager. My windows XP was installed in C drive. after shutting down my computer i restarted it. after restarting the computer i am getting a command screen ( black screen with the following details)(shown in bold letters here)
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GNU GRUB version 0.97 (638k lower/3143552k upper memory)

[Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename.]

grub>

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now how to get back to windows xp?? reinstalling windows xp is not possible through CD also.. coz boot from CD/DVD is also not working...

T3RM1NVT0R 02-16-2012 03:15 PM

@ Reply
 
Hi

Welcome to LQ!!!

Here is the link that will help you: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/29...xp-bootloader/

John VV 02-16-2012 03:24 PM

so when you installed fedora you overwrote the windows X bootloader

run fixmbr from the install cd
see:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../repairmbr.htm

Lazy Fox 05-05-2012 12:03 PM

Hi, I have the same problem. But since Windows XP was pre-installed when I bought my computer I don't have a windows XP CD. How can I boot windows? Please help!


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