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Old 05-27-2004, 10:16 AM   #1
gvozdev
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After installining mandrake 10.0 WinXP stop working.


I had WinXP & Suse 9.1 on my computer then I tried to install Mandrake 10.0 as another OS. But after install when I tried to load windows the computer said

root(hd0,0)
Filesystem type unknown
partition type 0X7
chainloader +1

When I tried to reinstall windows at first everything was fine but when the system reloaded for the first time the computer said

Error loading operating system

I thing this is the problem either with disk partitioning or with MBR. Please tell me how to fix this problem.

PS I can still install any linux OS on this computer without any problem.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:32 AM   #2
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break out your xp disk go to rescue and choose recovery console.

then run fixmbr and reinstall your linux systems with their respective partitions.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 10:54 AM   #3
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There is no more Win XP on my PC and I can not install it.
I tried something like this : I started WinXp install, split my hard drive, chose the partition for WinXp /dev/hda1 , formated it and started the install then during the reload the computer said
Error loading operating system
I did go to recovery console I started fixmbr it said that I have some nonstandard mbr and I said to rewrite it but I still could not start my WinXp . Then I reinstall linux and it warked but I still do not know how ti install WinXP on this machine.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 12:29 PM   #4
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windows often has trouble reading and formating partitions that have been used by linux. i would try using fdisk and mkfs on that partition to wipe it clean before you install windows. also, i have a couple floppies from western digital and maxtor with some basic tools, which i usually use to check the drive for errors and format before i pop the windows disk in. even then i've had to try 3 or 4 times on occasion.
 
  


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