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Old 07-27-2009, 08:22 PM   #16
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since its been awhile....here is the ms way of using it
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

2) after its done reboot...if its still no joy...boot the live linux cd...rund gparted or qtparted etc...and make the C = hda1 or sda1 ...a bootable partition in case fixmbr failed to do so.

I do not use Ubuntu but assume it has either gparted, qtparted....gui tools ...if not commmand fdisk will do it...just read the help type m

eg
Code:
su
fdisk /dev/sda
press m for help
ok (edit) re-read bits.....using slax live cd....sees linux as hd(letter) and not sd(letter) on reboot if you are using a good Linux....errr um yes with a more recent kernel they would be sd(letter)...no worries.

But I am re-looking at one issue.

C is first partition either hda1 or sda1....no worries there
The next windows is extended on hda5 or sda5....but was that where it was originally?

In other words...did you delete extended partitions that were originally hda5?
When you install windows you can choose to have all of it on C or some on the other system....I am wondering if you chose that option?

forgive me for asking windows issues...but its not all that flexible so it may help others to know what exactly was WHERE before the deletions.....if fixmbr is not the answer

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Old 07-27-2009, 11:38 PM   #17
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since its been awhile....here is the ms way of using it
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

2) after its done reboot...if its still no joy...boot the live linux cd...rund gparted or qtparted etc...and make the C = hda1 or sda1 ...a bootable partition in case fixmbr failed to do so.

I do not use Ubuntu but assume it has either gparted, qtparted....gui tools ...if not commmand fdisk will do it...just read the help type m

eg
Code:
su
fdisk /dev/sda
press m for help
ok (edit) re-read bits.....using slax live cd....sees linux as hd(letter) and not sd(letter) on reboot if you are using a good Linux....errr um yes with a more recent kernel they would be sd(letter)...no worries.

But I am re-looking at one issue.

C is first partition either hda1 or sda1....no worries there
The next windows is extended on hda5 or sda5....but was that where it was originally?

In other words...did you delete extended partitions that were originally hda5?
When you install windows you can choose to have all of it on C or some on the other system....I am wondering if you chose that option?

forgive me for asking windows issues...but its not all that flexible so it may help others to know what exactly was WHERE before the deletions.....if fixmbr is not the answer
This was an OEM desktop I believe - (it was basically given to me by someone, the partitioning scheme was indeed a bit strange). If I would open the browser, I'd see something like this:

C:/
E:/
F:/
P:/
Q:/

(The lettering is a bit odd - I know; the CD drive (when it used to work) would have shown itself as D:, but I don't think this information is worth anything).

I deleted the partitions F, P, and Q. So yes, one of them was an extended partition. In the desk management utility, I do recall feeling a little weary after having deleted some partitions -- some unallocated space was sandwiched between the Windows partitions, or something like that. There were indeed extended partitions - I deleted either one or two, and yes, I think one that is left is indeed an extended partition and originally was.

As for what was on the drives -- just data, and some programs. I didn't think it to be anything important -- under 'Program Files' - you'd just see Winamp, and trivial things of that sort. Though, I may as well note, that immediately after deleting the partitions and then rebooting, I was met with several prompts ("some .ink file not found") - but I don't this is relevant to the issues I'm having now?

Anyway, tonight, I will backup my E partition onto my external harddrive (with SLAX), so that I can take the next steps a little more fearlessly - and then format the entire drive and go from there, if need be. That, of course, would be a nuisance, as I would still prefer to keep Windows as it is, I have a lot of programs installed and it would take me quite some time to get the ones I use installed again.

Last edited by wheeliee; 07-27-2009 at 11:47 PM.
 
  


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