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Old 07-20-2005, 12:50 AM   #1
le_quack
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deleted partitions + fixmbr = error loading operating system


Hi, i had FC3 and winXP home woking nicely on my HP pavilion until i decided to remove FC3 and add FC4.

1) i deleted 2 non windows partions with Partition Magic
2) i rebooted and got GRUB prompt
3) i booted a winxp CD, executed fixmbr in recovery mode
4) rebooted and got "Error loading operating system

i tried

fixmbr followed by fixboot & bootcfg /REBUILD

what can i do? ive got some valuable data on this drive and cant loose it.
i was thinking of doing it with linux but im new to it.

HELP!!! ive got work in the morning, , really need the laptop.
thnx for the time

p.s. bootcfg /LIST has 4 entries (all attempts at bootcfg /REBUILD)
 
Old 07-20-2005, 02:08 AM   #2
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It looked bad, time was an issue, months of work at stake.... "Error loading operating system" looked like the end.

I boldly installed FC4 and BAM! "booting other in 3 sec"

hope it helps somebody. adios
 
Old 07-23-2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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Thanks

Thanks for letting us know that you were able to fix it yourself.

Interesting lesson in XP's ability to reclaim the MBR.
 
  


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