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Old 12-19-2004, 12:24 AM   #1
MisterAle
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Uninstalled SuSe; GRUB Stops PC From Booting


Okay, here's the deal, I need help. If anyone has anything that can help me, please, post it, it'll be appreciated. I installed Suse along with Windows XP on a my laptop. They both worked fine. But, as time passed, I began to use Suse less and less, then the time came when my Windows' partition ran low on space, so I deleted the Suse partiton and changed it over to the NTFS format for Windows to use. All went good...... until, I hit the power button without thinking. I forgot to run the simple fdisk /fix command! So, when I went to turn the laptop back on the only thing that will come up is "GRUB" on a black screen. And I've tried to use a boot floppy, but it didn't work, it returned an "I/O Error". One of two things could've happened, one, simply a bad floppy, or two, I'm using an external floppy drive (maybe the PC can't read that).

So, since my laptop does have an internal CD-ROM drive, can I just burn the boot files to a CD, and simply boot from the CD? Plus, will it make a difference if I use the boot files from SP2, when my laptop is running on SP1 (do they both use the same files)?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 12:43 AM   #2
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in the windows xp cd you can boot up the recovery console and run fixmbr to remove grub.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 10:52 PM   #3
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The computer didn't come with the Windows CD, Windows was preinstalled.

And I can't open the boot floppy in Windows Explorer, due to the "Disc Not Formatted" error.
 
  


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