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Old 12-26-2004, 04:54 PM   #1
Ellylls_Grove
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Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Mersyside, UK.
Distribution: Fedora Core 3 (2.6.9-1.681 Kernel)
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Fedora core 3 / MS XP boot problem


Help please,
I have a Packard bell laptop, I recently put FC2 on my system and then followed with FC3. The problem is that at some point I or the Software has over written the MBR with GRUB. I have used partition software many times having used many flavours of Linux on dual boot with 98 and XP, but this is the first time I have encountered this.
The biggest part of the problem is I have no floppy drive and using fdisk sends me to drive Q:\.
When using the XP disc from boot it says " checking sytem configuration" then the screen goes black and the hard drive seems to hang spinning, I have never left it doing this for long as even I a non tech knows this is not good!
Please Help as I have run out of ideas and my sanity is melting............................
 
  


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