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Old 10-04-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
Willrandship
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I want to boot off of a recovery windows partition but can't because grub is gone!


I have no cd or floppy drive. this is a nettop and I do not have access to an external. I can boot to usb. All I want to do is be able to boot once into a partition for restoring the computer to factory settings. The reason is ubuntu hates integrated nvidia drivers and so does everything else and the nvidia driver. Please respond soon.
 
Old 10-04-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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P.S I deleted the linux partitions without thinking. They no longer exist, but all of windows does. also it would be nice if I didn't have to use recovery partition. The windows still works fine, I just want the booting fixed so it can be used.
 
Old 10-04-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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Super Grub has a windows mbr repair and may be put on usbstick and it is free.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 02:03 AM   #4
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Or you could pop up a USB CDROM driver, boot with winxp CD, go to recovery console and repair the MBR from there.
I think the commands are,
fixboot
fixmbr
might be in the opposite order tho.
 
Old 10-07-2009, 08:18 PM   #5
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Actually, I used unetbootin and Gujin to boot in then I downloaded MbrFix and used it. I couldn't use a cd as this is a nettop, so no cd drive. Thanks for a quick response.
 
  


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