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Old 05-16-2008, 05:24 AM   #1
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Need help with "GRUB loading, please wait... Error 17" (Linux and Windows)


I had Windows and Linux on my laptop and wanted Linux be removed from my laptop. With a partition manager cd I removed the linux partitions and also the swap paritition. I formated the rest of the partitions with NTFS. And now I have two NTFS partitions, on one of them is still windows there and the other one is completly empty. And now if I start my laptop again , windows does not start. I recieve following message.

GRUB Loading stage 1.5.
GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 17

How can I start Windows again? Is that , because I removed the swap partition? What shall I do?

Old 05-16-2008, 06:08 AM   #2
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You do not say which version of Windows or which distro of Linux.

Basically you will have to "fix the mbr", Error 17 happens when Grub can't find the things to boot - the Linux. The mbr (Master Boot Record) can be fixed in different ways e.g. from DOS, from the Windows installation disk, from a Linux LiveCD, from something like Freedos.

Google e.g. "Windows XP fix mbr" (Assuming you have Windows XP) and you will see various ways of doing it


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