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Old 06-04-2006, 02:38 PM   #1
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Grubb Error 22 at Stage 1.5 on boot

I have an HP Pavilon a520n. I installed suse on it and, while on Windows today, was using partition magic. Partition Magic did it's thing and booted my computer up but it failed in it's proccess. It reboots and now i have an unallocated drive that DOESN'T have SUSE anymore and i need help on how to get Windows back. Live CDs work but i cannot get the Net to work on them. I didn't get a Windows CD because it came with a Windows Partition. Usually i press f10 and do a system recovery but when i rpess f10, nothing happens. I can enter the BIOS and boot from any CD i need. What Should I Do?

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Old 06-04-2006, 02:51 PM   #2
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Well as long as windows is intact and windows is the operating system you want to get back into then you can use a win98 floppy or similar and boot from it and do a
fdisk /mbr that will wipe the mbr and hopefully reset everything to get back into windows like normal. This means you loose grub and no longer are able to boot into linux using grub. This also is not foolproof since I have seen partition magic fubar things real good sometimes - not always PMs fault but indirectly related.

If you did not get a windows restore/install disk then you should of dug the files off of the recovery partition before messing around. Sounds like you wiped the recovery partition or unhid it so now everything is a bit messy. Usually the I386 folder is stored in there and it contains the stuff you need to reinstall windows.

As stated previously, a win98 boot floppy and a fdisk /mbr should put things back to normal. Always a good step to start with trying to recover windows. Can also use a cd with a win98 boot floppy image burned to it. GOOD LUCK!
Old 06-05-2006, 04:12 PM   #3
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It's cool. I figured out what to do. I wiped my C: and the reason why the partition didn't work is because PM made my recovery drive the H: drive instead of hte D: drive so since the letter changed, my bootup didn't work. after installing XP again (using a firends disc w/o drivers or anything), i just set drive H: to be the active drive so it booted into that drive.


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