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Old 12-29-2007, 02:07 AM   #1
guitarfreak2765
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Very big problem, made a huge mistake


I was uninstalling Ubuntu, and being the idiot I am, I deleted the Partition, expanded the Windows one, and only had the Windows OS running (I was on a dual boot system). I didn't even think about GRUB causing problems. I restarted my computer, and got this:

GRUB Loading stage1.5

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 17


And that's it, can't do anything from this point. Is there anyway to fix this? I can get iso files off this comp if I need to, and I'm almost positive I have my Vista CDs here (if not here, at college for sure). What's the best way to fix this thing?
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:13 AM   #2
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try restoring the MBR. If you use the windows setup disk and boot into the recovery console you can execute

Code:
fdisk /mbr
You can also boot into freedos (try ultimate boot cd) to do this (probably quicker).

This will make it so your computer boots right into Windows.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:23 AM   #3
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I'm in the console, and this is what it says:

X:\Sources>

I typed in fdisk /mrb and it gave me:

'fdisk' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file


Now what? This can't be right.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:28 AM   #4
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try
Code:
fixmbr
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:28 AM   #5
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Stupid me, in my panic I forgot to say that I'm also using Vista, not XP, if that changes anything.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:29 AM   #6
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fixmbr gives me the same thing.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 02:32 AM   #7
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try fixboot, , which will rewrite all of the Windows boot files
 
  


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