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Old 06-30-2003, 01:15 AM   #1
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lilo problem

hi, i recently installed mandrake 9.1 on a seperate hardrive than than the one that currently has windows xp. Everything installed well and lilo worked fine (except for the fact windows wasnt an option.. hehe) but i had to remove the HD with mandrake so i could use it for another computer of mine. now whenever i go to start up before the windows loading screen comes up i get about half a screen full of "99 99 99 99's" is there a way to get rid of this somehow?
Old 06-30-2003, 02:06 AM   #2
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If you succeeded in getting half a screenful of 99's up, why would you want to get rid of them?

Shouldn't double post, btw - let's keep the celebration to a reasonable level.
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your MBR is probably corrupt, if you have a boot disk, run at the prompt
fdisk /mbr good luck or reinstall
Old 07-03-2003, 09:38 AM   #4
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Originally posted by digiot
If you succeeded in getting half a screenful of 99's up, why would you want to get rid of them?
That made me laugh.

As for the question, I think Bruno was saying that he got that error when trying to boot Windoze... if that is the case, then the reason is because when you installed Mandrake LILO took over the MBR. And now that you removed the HD with Mandrake on it... there is no LILO :P. You need to restore the windows boot manager. With XP, its pretty easy: Just boot from the Windows XP CD and somewhere there is a "Repair Installation" option. After it goes through that it should be good as new.
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if you have a problem with lilo then why have you deceide to post it in the success stories forum?

closed as it is a double post. please stick to the rules, thanks

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