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Old 03-07-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy I get error 15 after formating partition where it was installed Debian


Hi, I have installed windows XP on C disc and Debian on D and E(swap space), in windows XP I formated D and E disc with partition magic. After reboot I get: GRUB loading stage 1.5


GRUB loading please wait...
ERROR 15

Then I can't do anything. I can't write anything I can just restart my computer and then ia get the same message.
Please help, now i can't use windows XP or Debian.
 
Old 03-07-2009, 12:40 PM   #2
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Hi, I have installed windows XP on C disc and Debian on D and E(swap space), in windows XP I formated D and E disc with partition magic. After reboot I get: GRUB loading stage 1.5


GRUB loading please wait...
ERROR 15

Then I can't do anything. I can't write anything I can just restart my computer and then ia get the same message.
Please help, now i can't use windows XP or Debian.
What did you do format the partition of Debian ?
If so you have only two options 1 reistall Debian or 2 Insert install cd
of windows xp and use the rescue mode to reinstall the boot loader of xp using the command fixmbr
 
Old 03-08-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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I tried to reinstall debian but nothing happened when I putted cd into cd-rom(and first boot device is cd-rom). I get the same message error 15 I have this cd: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/5.0.0/amd64/bt-cd/
I will try with windows cd.
thank you for reply.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 01:56 AM   #4
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Windows cd and this commandn you gave me fixmbr solves the problem. Now I can use windows.
Thank you very much for helping me.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 05:15 AM   #5
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i do have same error msg while booting, how do i get fixmbr command after installing xp....

can i reload debian after this kindly let me know.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 01:23 AM   #6
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i do have same error msg while booting, how do i get fixmbr command after installing xp....

can i reload debian after this kindly let me know.
If you use the command fixmbr it means that you put the windows boot record back in place.
So you can boot windows again.
You can use the this command from the rescue mode of the install cd from windows
If you like to use debian again than you have two option reinstalling debian or if debian is still complete on you hard drive reinstall GRUB

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