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Old 02-16-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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how to boot windows XP using grub?

i had fedora and windows XP in my system. both on a single HDD. i had fedora on partition E, i deleted partion E by using disk manager. My windows XP was installed in C drive. after shutting down my computer i restarted it. after restarting the computer i am getting a command screen ( black screen with the following details)(shown in bold letters here)
GNU GRUB version 0.97 (638k lower/3143552k upper memory)

[Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename.]


now how to get back to windows xp?? reinstalling windows xp is not possible through CD also.. coz boot from CD/DVD is also not working...
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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so when you installed fedora you overwrote the windows X bootloader

run fixmbr from the install cd
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Hi, I have the same problem. But since Windows XP was pre-installed when I bought my computer I don't have a windows XP CD. How can I boot windows? Please help!


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