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Old 12-15-2002, 03:03 PM   #1
nixnoob
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Unhappy L 99 error??


ok, I deleted the partition with MDK 9 on it. I put the space where linux was and gave it to windows. now, when i boot, it says L 99 99 99 and so on then stops. I need to get linux off and I just need windows. Can someone help please???!?!
 
Old 12-15-2002, 03:28 PM   #2
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You really think anyone will help you get rid of Linux?! I'm just kidding. I would use Partition Magic to do it, if you don't have that make a boot disk and use fdisk to create a new partition out of the free space. I bet Grub is still loaded in your boot record, here's how Microsoft says to restore Windows to the boot record but DON'T use this unless you don't have any important data, they have a warning on their website that it doesn't always work, so if it messes up Windows don't come complaining to me..
Use a Windows Startup disk, at the A: prompt type "fdisk /mbr"
But remember, Microsoft even says it's not guarenteed to work, and i've never tried it, i'm just telling you what they said.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 03:32 PM   #3
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I use fdisk /mbr to remove boot loaders all the time and never had any problems. Not to say the something couldn't happen but its safe enough.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 03:35 PM   #4
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It's probably is safe, but i've never used it and Microsoft has warnings all over the page with it, but that's probably just so someone who doesn't know mount from umount wouldn't mess their HD up.
 
Old 12-16-2002, 07:30 PM   #5
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I fdisked and got rid of everytthing.. I tried to boot and no more error but it said Operating System Missing. So I did a boot with CD ROM support to install windows and it doesnt recognize my CD ROM drive. says cant find a driver MSCD001. any ideas?!
 
  


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