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Old 07-24-2005, 09:24 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2005
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Distribution: Knoppix 3.9, SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2, Mandrake 10.1, SUSE 10.0, Windows 2000 Pro, Windows XP Home + Pro
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Red face Bootloader problem. I know how it was caused, but I dont know how to fix it!

Today (Using Norton Partition magic) I deleted all of my Linux partitions and re-formatted them into one clump of unused data, ready for new Linuxes. When I rebooted my PC, however, I realised my error: Along with the OSes, I deleted the GRUB bootloader, so I can no longer boot into Windows. It all stops on a screen which announces that GRUB failed to initialise (Or something like that!). How can I resolve this issue?
Old 07-24-2005, 10:30 AM   #2
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Use a Windows boot disk and after it boots type at the command prompt
fdisk /mbr
which should rewrite the MBR and allow you to start up Windows at the next boot.


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