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Old 04-01-2005, 08:15 AM   #1
hanyb
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grub booting help plz..


hi..
I just deleted linux from my computer (in windows XP).. since then I can't boot windows.. when I startup it stays in DOS, with a message: grub>
and is waiting for a command..
does anyone know how to load windows, and then how I can stop this from appearing again so that windows loads automatically??

Thanks a lot..

Hany
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:21 AM   #2
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Most simple thing to do would be to pop your XP disk in and boot off it. I'm pretty sure the auto repair
facility will reinstall the windows bootloader.

I saw a post on this very subject yesterday - i think there's a comand in the XP recovery console to reinstall the bootloader. I guess either way works though.

L

EDIT - use peters suggestion...much easier. I'd forgotten about that..good skills:-)

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Old 04-01-2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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or a dos/win98 bootdisk and do
c:> fdisk /mbr

That is the old way to fix it.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:36 AM   #4
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thx for the quick replies..
but will this format my hard disk? I don't wanna lose information..


thnx again..

Hany
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:39 AM   #5
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No it will not format your hard disk - though if you use the XP CD to repair your system, make sure you select the correct option i.e. repair rather than install
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:42 AM   #6
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perfect!
it's working now..
thx a lot!!

Hany
 
  


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