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Old 08-05-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
Elyem
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Missing Operating System


Hey guys, in a bind. A buddy installed a partitioned drive with Ubuntu a while back and I was in the process of deleting it and combining drives back into XP when the laptop lost power and turned off. It came back on with a GRUB error 22. I followed the suggestions of a few members on here to the letter and now it says "Missing Operating System". Could an XP recovery disk fix this or am I going to have to buy a new OS?
 
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It sounds like the partition table was cleared and the power went out before it was rewritten. When I wiped some drives at work, that is the exact message I would see afterwards.

Boot up with a live distro or rescue disk and run "/sbin/fdisk -l" to list the disk and partitions. If the partition table is cleared, but the actual partition is not damaged, you may be able to repair the partition table.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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It sounds like the partition was cleared and the power went out before it was rewritten. When I wiped some drives at work, that is the exact message I would see afterwards.

up with a live distro or disk and run "/sbin/fdisk -l" to list the disk and partitions. If the partition table is cleared, but the actual partition is not damaged, you may be able to repair the partition table.
I'm in the process of hunting down a Windows XP recovery cd, I'll post back after I try your suggestion because it didn't work in Ubuntu.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 03:42 AM   #4
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Thanks again for anyone that helped on this subject. I ended up reformating and reinstalling XP.
 
  


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