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Old 04-22-2005, 01:49 AM   #1
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GRUB trashed Win2K Boot Sector. AHH!

I have tried REPAIR both from console and automatic off the Win2000 boot floppies I made. But the drive still won't boot. I get the idiotic error:

GRUB error loading:

or previously NTLDR missing.

Copying files, booting from another drive and using the Disk Manager console also didn't help. Man, I hate it when this happens. Everytime I install windows, of course I have to spend days upgrading and installing useful software like PHOTOSHOP etc. I really don't want to have to wipe part of the drive and start all over again.
Old 04-22-2005, 03:05 AM   #2
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have u made a rescue floppy in windows??
i have faced this problem quite a few times and i end up reinstalling windows
if u get a solution with out reinstalling then i also would like to know about that

Old 04-22-2005, 03:07 AM   #3
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Yes, the Windows 2000 version of a rescue floppy is totally bogus. It is not bootable, there is no commandline, and only a couple of files are stored on the floppy. I am still struggling to save my 3 day install + files. I don't want to wipe the system yet.
I have tried installing a co-system but it still won't boot.
Old 04-22-2005, 07:21 AM   #4
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Grub _should_ be able to boot win2k for you, if you could post the layout of your partitions is should be possible to get you up and running again.



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