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Old 09-03-2004, 09:55 PM   #1
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Booting WinXP Problems...


Hi all!

I hope I haven't lost my Windows partition... :-)

In the GRUB start menu, when I choose to boot Windows XP, I get the following message:

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Booting "Windows XP"
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
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I have no problems when booting Linux Fedora Core 2.

Is there anyway I can fix this problem? I am using a notebook with no floppy disk.

Appreciate your help.

Tks,
BP
 
Old 09-03-2004, 10:04 PM   #2
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what happens when you try to boot xp?
 
Old 09-03-2004, 10:07 PM   #3
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I receive the message above. Nothing happens, only the message frozen on the screen.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 10:12 PM   #4
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I have read about this problem in a linux format mag.
Check this out
Scroll down the page and you will see a recovery section.
From what I have read youur XP partition is fine and it's not that hard of a fix.

Good Luck and let us know how it goes!!
 
Old 09-03-2004, 10:18 PM   #5
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If you had xp before installing fc, chances are you didn't loose your partition and data. Its a grub problem, only.

You can try to boot winxp with smart boot manager:

btmgr.sourceforge.net/3.7

btmgr.sourceforge.net/about.html

But this is not a fix, its just a workaround. Smart boot manager is a very nice program.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 11:09 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by crane
I have read about this problem in a linux format mag.
Check this out
Scroll down the page and you will see a recovery section.
From what I have read youur XP partition is fine and it's not that hard of a fix.

Good Luck and let us know how it goes!!
IT DOES WORK!!!! I have my WinXP all recovered and accessable again!

Crane, tks a lot for the source! Really very simple and clear for any Linux newbie! ;-)

Thanks everyone for the support!

Regards,
Brunno
 
  


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