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Old 07-11-2007, 07:52 PM   #1
do2er
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Lightbulb duel boot xp and core7, tryed deleteing core 7 and stuck in grub


hi peeps ive been trying not to use linux but since micropoop has brought out vista (cough) ive been playng with core7 fedora. like it but needs loadsa work with drivers. any way i used partition magic and created 2 partitions then turned the second partition in to three, any how had fedora and xp running without a hitch untill.

i work off shore and i take loads of pics of rigs whales anything that floats by me when out here in the gulf of mexico. so i needed the 10 gig space that fedora and swop file etc was taking up so i decided to temeraraly dump fedora. well i booted xp loaded partition magic and
proceeded to delete fedora partitions and turn them in to ntfs for storage. well windows rebooted and the computer now comes up with grub_ .????give me dos as i understand this. sory any how ive got core 7 install disk here and loaded linux rescue and came up with this

3 0 58605120 hda
3 1 88326 hda1
3 2 47158807 hda2
3 4 1 hda4
7 0 79460 loop0

i think whats happened is my mbr is missing info on ntfs xp boot up and drive letter??
any ideas as cant loose the info in xp..
dell inspron 1300, 1600mhz celeron m 768 meg ram, dvd drive etc help help help
 
Old 07-11-2007, 08:02 PM   #2
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Need version of windows?

If its xp you can boot in recovery mode and run fixmbr to remove grub.

If its an older verion boot cd to command prompt and fdisk /mbr.

windows should boot after that
 
Old 07-11-2007, 11:26 PM   #3
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woops

o k i used windows install disk and went in to directorys and deleted all except c:\windows, it shows and i can see all is there. now when reboot grub is gon but computer says
i still have two partitions so installed fresh xp on partition 2 i can see and use programs from old xp but cant find my music and pictures on desktop etc.

i then used fixboot and fixmbr it seamed to do something

ahh o k fixed it, re asighned drive letters to unspecified partions and bingo, well thanxs peeps speek soon
 
  


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