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Old 03-29-2008, 02:12 PM   #1
royearl
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Vista / openSUSE 10.3 dual boot


Hello, I am a noobie who managed to screw up my vista drive by accidently loading openSUSE. I have two drives in raid 0 with vista on it. Using expert partitioner, I see that the install created 3 partitions on only one of the two raid drives. I've since deleted the partitions however I can't boot vista. the bios says "Grub loading stage 1.5....Error 22"
Vista says the "boot sector code for system disk partition is corrupt" and can't fix the problem. I have other hard drives available which I will eventually install openSUSE onto; in the mean time, how do I locate and delete the grub file on the raid drives?
 
Old 03-29-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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It sounds like you need to reinstall the master boot record for Vista to work. I haven't used Vista yet, but if you boot from the Vista DVD I expect there's a system recovery option which should do this for you.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 10:40 PM   #3
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It sounds like you need to reinstall the master boot record for Vista to work. I haven't used Vista yet, but if you boot from the Vista DVD I expect there's a system recovery option which should do this for you.
Thanks rjwilmsi, It turned out to be a simple fix but the system recovery option didn't do it, I had already tried a few times. The repair your computer link does give you the option of opening up a command prompt and the command "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" was all it took to replace grub with the vista boot loader. I had tried "fixmbr" and "fixboot" but that will not work for vista.
 
  


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