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Old 08-05-2009, 03:19 AM   #31
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I was mistaken...

[QUOTE=johnsfine;3628758]Is there still someone looking for help in this long confusing thread that has been reopened several times?

The MBR is in the first sector of the hard drive. So taking away that hard drive would certainly take away that MBR and if that had been the MBR set to load grub, grub would no longer load. (If you had more than one hard drive, then what exactly was loading what might be a more complicated question).


I was mistaken to say that the MBR is not located on the HD, which it is, I have multiple HDs in my PC now, so grub is no longer need, simply chnaging the boot order works far better than grub.

Use this in Vista
"bootrec.exe /FixMbr"

use this in XP

Windows 7 Note
I am going to purposefully get a grub error in Windows 7 to see if the Vista commands work, I would not recommend anyone try this for fun... but I like to have fun.
Old 01-02-2010, 11:42 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by ngcooper23 View Post
Put the Vista Install Disk into the drive and boot it up, select your language, select repair, select which partition/instalation to repair, click open Dos (last option on the list)(2bit - black screen with white text for you newbs), type the following:

"bootrec.exe /FixMbr"

do not include the quotes!

Hope this helps, cause it just worked for me and I have been trying to fix this GRUB Error 2 for days! Ahhhh my baby is back in action!

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That worked great, NG! Thanks!
Old 07-09-2010, 03:28 AM   #33
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Just two more cents worth: If your Windows installation still won't boot despite all of these excellent suggestions, one last thing to check is to make sure that the correct partition is marked as active. If Linux usurps the active partition, Windows is too stupid to realize that its system partition is no longer active (when running these startup repair tools).


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