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Old 06-20-2008, 11:04 PM   #1
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Exclamation Cant Boot Into Windows After Formatting HD

Okay, heres the scoop. I have 2 hard disks on my PC. on the primary, i put XP pro SP2 on it, and on the secondary HD, i put openSUSE 11 on it just to try it out before i sold my PC. i formatted the openSUSE disk (secondary) and tried to reboot into windows, and GRUB error 22 appeared, even though all the linux was installed on secondary, GRUB still tries to start. I even selected the primary as the main boot disk, and it still tried to launch GRUB. i cant boot to windows at all. Luckily, without completely erasing my windows disk, i have a PCLinuxOS live cd. Is there any way i can remove GRUB and boot windows?

Sorry for talking so much.
Old 06-20-2008, 11:22 PM   #2
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You can boot your XP install CD. Choose the recovery console and run
That should get windows booting. Some other ways describe here in case you don't have the XP install cd.

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Old 06-21-2008, 12:03 AM   #3
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ill try that now
Old 06-21-2008, 12:10 AM   #4
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IT WORKED!!! Thanks a million louieb!!
Old 06-21-2008, 05:16 AM   #5
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i was going to say the same thing. i hate windoze, but to play games i downloaded an copy of a cd image, and i did that when i installed it. i later had to reinstall grub, but anyway. random little story. sorry! lol



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