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Old 05-21-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
met911
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LILO error


I was having mandrake 10.1 on my primary slave HDD and the windows on c in primary master, the priamry master hdd was totaly damaged , now windows can't boot, it gives me L 01 01 01, the problem that my brother who installed linux and he is not hee now and i don't know anything about linux, i'm just a simple windows user cause i found some commands during my search but i can't understand it,

so please help
 
Old 05-22-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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simplest answer:

Pop in a windows install disc, and boot from it. When the main screen comes up it'll have some stuff on it, and one of the options should be "press R for recovery console". Do so...

at the recovery console, select the windows installiation, and when you get a command prompt (C:/) type fixmbr and hit enter.

that will reset the mbr of your drive back to window's bootloader.

Longer way is to use a linux installiation cd to reinstall lilo, and set it up again.
 
Old 05-22-2005, 10:29 AM   #3
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i made this before and it gave me a messege that my HDD is not like well partitioned and this may lead to data loss , so is it safe ?
 
Old 05-23-2005, 02:11 AM   #4
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did it say that your boot mbr was not standard and it could lead to loss of the paritioning table?

I've done it quite a few times (always gives me that warning), and it's never lost a thing. What that does is wipe Lilo from your MBR, and you lose the ability to boot linux. If you still want linux (although I don't think you do, from your post), you could always just pop in the linux install disc and just install the bootloader (if your distro has the ability to do that... I know a lot of install discs allow you to do that... mepis does, I know for sure)

You COULD loose data, but I haven't. Doesn't mean you won't, but I haven't ever.
 
  


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