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Old 06-10-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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Problem with GNU Grub, trying to load windows


I am in dire need of help! i rather stupidly deleted the linux partition using Partition magic 8 in order to reclaim the huge amount of hard drive space linux was using back to windows. this all went fine until i restarted my computer and nearly had a heart attack when a GNU Grub screen appeared, with a command line interface with the instruction 'press tab for more commands'. I am well and truly stuck, don't know what to do and desperately need to load windows. I've tried a repair install of XP by booting from the CD, but this has no effect. please help!
 
Old 06-10-2005, 01:18 PM   #2
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Sorry, not sure how this ended up in the games forum lol
 
Old 06-10-2005, 02:54 PM   #3
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1)boot off xp cd
2)hit r for repair key (not sure if it's r but whatever it tells you)
3)run fixmbr and fixboot
4) tada, now reinstall linux
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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cheers, so if i run fixmbr and fixboot, then will the GNU Grub bootloder be overwritten?
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:14 PM   #5
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yup

also read http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...ns_fixmbr.mspx
http://www.computerhope.com/fixboot.htm#03

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