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Old 09-15-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
gjfreakout
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Question newbie windows98-linux72 grub crash, desperately need to get back windows


Hi

last year i installed redhat linux72 on my m/c alongwith windows 98, to learn something new. since than i rarely got time to explore linux.


Now suddenly yesterday i found that my system is not logging, and stucks on screen showing the message "grub" ( i know its a boot loader but nothing more than that). i thought that my windows have crashed and decided to format c: drive and recover windows98. It didn't work (on reboot m/c stucked on grub)

I have 2 partitions for windows 98, 1 for windows and other for data (which i dont want to loose)

then today, based on some comments in a forum, i used linux CDs to "linux rescue", but it was unable to find partition table. then I paniked..and run fdisk from and deleted a non-dos partition, thinking that windows will overwrite the mbr (still status quo)

<b>I urgently need to be able to start windows <b>because i need it for some work (assigments). <b>I dont want to loose my data in d drive<b>. Even though i plan to reinstall/learn linux later, For now, i dont care about it.

PL HELP... ITS VERY URGENT
 
Old 09-15-2004, 09:09 PM   #2
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Re: newbie windows98-linux72 grub crash, desperately need to get back windows

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and decided to format c: drive
If you've formatted your entire drive, Windows is gone.
Simple as that really.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 12:28 PM   #3
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Pongmaster, Thanks for replying

sorry for being ambiguous (if i have),

i said that i decided to format c: drive and recover windows98. that means i formatted the c: drive and used windows cd (the recovery cd that came with the m/c) to re-install the windows in the c drive. But even after that i was not able to start windows because screen would get stuck at "grub".

pl note that my d drive is still intact (which i'd be able to access it when i am able to start windows) and i dont want to loose that data.


PL HELP ME ...
 
Old 09-16-2004, 12:43 PM   #4
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Run fdisk /mbr, the DOS one. Grub is in the mbr.

cheers
 
Old 09-18-2004, 05:50 PM   #5
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thanks hkxx9,

it worked

pl tell me what does command do
 
Old 09-18-2004, 06:02 PM   #6
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Fdisk /mbr writes a sparkly new master boot record effectively
nukin' the Grub code that was giving you a headache.

cheers
 
  


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