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Old 08-14-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
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Urgent, can't boot, error 17

Hi there

I just use window vista disk management to delete the linux partitions. Everything seems fine until I restarted my laptop. I got the error

GRUB leading stage 1.5

GRUB leading
error 17

I guess that the system tried to boot linux first which was deleted. So, how can I boot the window and get my laptop work again

Many thanks
Old 08-14-2009, 10:30 PM   #2
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One way would be to get to a command prompt and type in
fdisk /mbr
This will of course over write grub with the windows boot loader. I believe you can get to a rescue prompt from the windows CD.

Also note that this is assuming that you want to just boot windows since you deleted your linux partitions which contains grub information.
Old 08-14-2009, 11:29 PM   #3
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Boot from Windows CD and enter recovery mode. Next you can run fixmbr.

I guess that the system tried to boot linux first which was deleted
Nearly. What went wrong is that part of grub is on the Linux partition that you wiped.
Old 08-15-2009, 01:41 AM   #4
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I tried fdisk /mbr in ubuntu 7.04 terminal (using live cd)

Output : Unable to open /mbr

Also that after I delete ubuntu partition, I used window disk management to expand vista partitions.

Is that the reason that the output is generated?
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Boot using your windows installation disk and use repair option.


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