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Old 02-14-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Angry GRUB help please

I used to have Windows XP installed on this computer. Then I decided to fool around and install Fedora on it. I think i did something wrong because it can't find the extra space on my hard drive, I thought i reformatted the entire thing, but now i'm just sick of fooling around with it and would like to reinstall windows. I tries using the restore disks and it gets through the entire installation and when it reboots all it does is say GRUB and nothing happens. Would someone please help me.
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You may have been trapped in the difference between "unused" space and unpartitioned space. I encourage you to not give up so quickly--largely because Linux is now so mature and MS is behaving so badly.

OK--deep breath--it is OK to go back to Windows!!

If it is getting through a fresh install, then it will install its own loader. It sounds like you might just be doing some kind of recovery or repair. Did you try fixmbr?

Push comes to shove, you may need to wipe the drive and do a fresh install. If so, make the Windows partition(s) such that there is at least 10GB left on the disk (not partitioned). Then, if you decide to give Linux another try, it will be painless.
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Is your linux installation still in place? What was your earlier attempt... did you replace xp with fedora or dual booted with linux?

For ways to restore windows boot loader, check this out

If you still have linux on hard disk, you can boot into it using any live cd and reinstall grub.
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fdisk /mbr you can do that with microsoft fdisk


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