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Old 07-11-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
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Question Windows will not boot after Mandrake 10.0 install

I have been toying around with a dual boot of Windows XP (Installed on the first half of my hard drive) and Mandrake 10.0 (second half of drive). Windows booted just fine before I installed Mandy, and now when I select Windows from LILO I get the error "Cannot find NTLDR. Press any key to reboot." If I just restored the MBR with the WinXP install disc I will lose access to Mandy. My question is how can I get XP to boot? I need to run XP to transfer data from my digital camera and my mp3 player, as well as use my printer... Is there a way to do this without having to reinstall both OSes?
Old 07-11-2004, 09:56 PM   #2
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You can reinstal the windows bootloader, and then reinstall the mandrake one as well, without reinstalling. On the mandrake cd, press ESC when at the main welcome screen, then type 'rescue'. You will be taken to a menu where you can reinstall the windows bootloader, or reinstall the mandrake bootloader.

Hope this helps.


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