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Old 08-06-2009, 10:34 AM   #16
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I concur with chaitanya ,now that the dos master boot record is restored you just need to make the XP partition the active partition via fdisk and it should boot up as long as it is was working previously.

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Old 08-06-2009, 09:55 PM   #17
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I concur with chaitanya ,now that the dos master record is restored you just need to make the XP the active via fdisk and it should up as long as it is was working previously.

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Guys I called Dell yesterday and had them send me all new replacement disks. They will be here tomorrow and from there I'll go off what was recommended by Chaitanya but I do appreciate the response from "interesting". I don't know if you guys can tell from the info I posted earlier but once Xp is restored I would guess the partitions are still going to be there separate and need to be unpartitioned? Any opinions on a software that does this best in XP?

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:11 AM   #18
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grub error 22

You could try supergrub or systemrescue. There is also a floppy disk available on the net to fix missing windows MBR, search for something like 'ntldr' missing or corrupt. It's in another language but intuative.

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:30 AM   #19
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Hoe to fix grub

If you follow my instructions you will be able to boot windows again from the grub menu.

Once xp has loaded simply remove grub from the add / remove programs list.

Sometimes you have to think out of the box.

The problem isn't with the windows boot loader the problem is with grub.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 07:39 AM   #20
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If you follow my instructions you will be able to boot windows again from the grub menu.

Once xp has loaded simply remove grub from the add / remove programs list.

Sometimes you have to think out of the box.

The problem isn't with the windows boot loader the problem is with grub.
Could you elaborate on that? How are you going to remove grub from add remove programs when it is installed in Ubuntu and that now Ubuntu does not exist?
Another way is to install super grub or some third party boot manager that are available.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 05:31 PM   #21
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Could you elaborate on that? How are you going to grub from add remove when it is installed in and that now does not exist?
Another way is to install super grub or some third party manager that are available.
Alright to anyone I sent a mail about the D:\WINDOWS prompt, I'm a super noob. Instead of just asking questions I went online and found out it was the right prompt for Windows XP.

After typing in Fixmbr on startup it says "NTLDR is missing, Press any key to restart"

I found online that using these commands can restore NTLDR but I copied from e:/ to d:/ and the Error still comes up.

copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\ copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

I tried copying from e:\ to c:\ but the file ntdetect.com command could not be copied. It goes to the Dell screen, blanks out, then goes back to the Dell screen and repeats. AAAAHHH!


Anyone know a way to just blank everything out and start fresh with Windows XP with all of the partitions together?

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Old 08-08-2009, 03:41 AM   #22
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I'm sure you guys already knew how, but I learned how to reformat and reinstall XP. The partitions were also recombined in the process. Thanks to everyone who helped. I know dealing with noobs can be trying but what you guys know as basics can really help other people out there and the fact that you would donate your time to help makes everyone of you bada$$.
 
  


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