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Urgent Help Requested! Can't Boot to Windows
Hello, I really appreciate a quick response to this...
First I tried to install Debian, which unfortunately did not go as planned. GRUB locked me out of my WinXP distribution, and generally errored out. Thus I attempted to do what I did when Mandrake borked the system. Delete Linux partitions and run FIXMBR. However, this time it is not working!!
I have a 60 gb drive in my laptop, the first 45 or so being NTFS formatted and the last 15 used to be linux partitions, which are now deleted by the winxp recovery console. Using the console, I can detect my installation at C:\Windows and login to it. I tried using FIXMBR, which completed without errors, but when I reboot I get "Cannot find Operating System" next I used "FIXBOOT" and wrote a new boot record to C:\. Same issue. I tried adding the "Bootcfg" to the c:\windows but to no avail. Might I be doing something wrong?
I plan to try and reinstall linux again, but I'd really like to get XP working again first! Could anyone provide some quick insight? I'd really like to avoid a complete format and reinstall!
Originally posted by ChivalricRonin
How would I go about doing that?
run cfdisk ((or fdisk)) from knoppix. it will tell you if your win partition's bootable, and will let you set it as being such if it's not right now. i'd imagine you can do the same from xp's recovery console, but i've never messed with it so can't tell you how or where.
Last edited by riotkittie; 04-05-2004 at 12:24 PM.