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Old 01-29-2005, 03:59 PM   #1
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deleted linux partition adn the boot loader was deleted also,now i have only gnu grub

Hello guys,
I'm stuck with something here and i don't know from whom should i search for some help.I found your site while i was searching for some GNU GRUB HOW TO and i thought that meybe you could lend me some help,for which i'm very thankfull.
I dic mess up something on my notebool and i don't know how to fix it.Here is the thing i had 2 partitions on my hard drive Fedora Core 3 and WIN XP.SO the thing is that when i installed the linux(FC 3) it did installed some boot loader.
Yesterday i wanted to delete the partition throuh my partition magic softwear and i did ,then i wanted to convert it again to windows and the program asked me to restart the system i did,but when the system was restarted there was no boot logger,no windows started just this GNU GRUB.Could you help me with that.I don;t know what command to type to start my windows partition and then the partition magoic wil do t's work and everything will be ok.
Please help,
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Use the XP install CD and boot to recovery mode. Then run the fixmbr utility. You can also use a W98 emergency boot floppy and run:
fdisk \mbr

This will restore the XP bootloader.
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You can boot up to the rescue mode on the Windows XP disk and run the 'FIXMBR' program.

You could of found the answer by using the search function of this website with the terms: fix XP mbr


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