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Old 05-14-2009, 01:33 AM   #1
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Duel boot grub problem

dear friends , i have installed fedora 10 and winvista in my laptop in duel boot system . now i have uninstalled the fedora 10 ,i dint get through win Vista now .is there any method othr than chainloader to get the windows vista directly
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:38 AM   #2
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Boot from the Windows installation disk and (if there is still a recovery console in Vista), run fixmbr and fixboot. That will reinstall the Windows bootloader in the MBR of your primary hard drive.
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Backup your Vista related MBR using MBR backup tool before installing Linux. Also keep MBR backup after installing Linux keep both files in USB drive and restore backup if required, using bootable CD or USB drive.

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Old 05-14-2009, 10:28 AM   #4
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It appears that when you installed Fedora, you installed Grub bootloader to the mbr and booted both systems with Grub. Since most of the Grub files needed to boot are in the root partition you deleted, you are not able to boot. If you have only vista now, you will need to re-install its bootloader to the mbr.
To repair Vista bootloader, boot up from Vista Installation DVD and select Repair Your Computer option (its below Install Icon). Select Windows Vista -- Command Prompt.
Execute this at command prompt:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot

Another option is to use EasyBCD, download and instruction pages listed below:

I've never used vista but the instructions above are from the microsoft site and people seem to have success with EasyBCD.


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