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Old 06-20-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
cjbriare
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Exclamation Cant Boot Into Windows After Formatting HD


Okay, heres the scoop. I have 2 hard disks on my PC. on the primary, i put XP pro SP2 on it, and on the secondary HD, i put openSUSE 11 on it just to try it out before i sold my PC. i formatted the openSUSE disk (secondary) and tried to reboot into windows, and GRUB error 22 appeared, even though all the linux was installed on secondary, GRUB still tries to start. I even selected the primary as the main boot disk, and it still tried to launch GRUB. i cant boot to windows at all. Luckily, without completely erasing my windows disk, i have a PCLinuxOS live cd. Is there any way i can remove GRUB and boot windows?


Sorry for talking so much.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 10:22 PM   #2
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You can boot your XP install CD. Choose the recovery console and run
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fixmbr
That should get windows booting. Some other ways describe here in case you don't have the XP install cd. http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p18.htm

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Old 06-20-2008, 11:03 PM   #3
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OK

ill try that now
 
Old 06-20-2008, 11:10 PM   #4
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Yes

IT WORKED!!! Thanks a million louieb!!
 
Old 06-21-2008, 04:16 AM   #5
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i was going to say the same thing. i hate windoze, but to play games i downloaded an copy of a cd image, and i did that when i installed it. i later had to reinstall grub, but anyway. random little story. sorry! lol

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