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Old 01-03-2004, 12:53 PM   #1
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Im an Idiot. Help!

Alright first off sorry for this post i knew this would happen but i continued to dig my own grave anyway. I used partion magic 8 to remove my Linux partition forgetting that Grub was the boot loader for WindowsXP/SuSe and now when i go to start my computer i cant login into windows because i removed my Linux partition. i get a "Grub version 0.93" with a message saying "[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename. ]" I was wondering if anyone knows how to fix it so i can load my windows partition.. or will tossing in my windows xp disk and doing a repair through the windowxp disck fix my boot problem? again i apologize for being an idiot.

Thanks Abunch

Old 01-03-2004, 01:06 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQO

Glad to have you.

We'll get this taken care of for ya

Put in your XP CD and when it boots up choose repair console.

Log on as Administrator or someone with admin rights.

Type ' FIXMBR ' and answer yes. After this you may also have to boot your PC off of something like a Windows 98 boot disk and do fdisk and then make your WinXP partition active (option 2 in fdisk).

With Slackware and Redhat I can do all of this just by doing fdisk /mbr and then going in and making my Windows partition active

Hope this helps dude.

Old 01-03-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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Thank you abunch!

I pretty much figured using the windows xp repair feature would work but i don't think i woulda found the FIXMBR part on my own I didn't have to do anything else it worked right after i clicked yes for fixmbr and rebooted. Thanks abunch double thanks on the win98 part i actually found were my old copy was collecting dust.

Much Appreciated



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