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Old 10-06-2003, 06:01 PM   #1
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Unistalled Linux and now Windows wont Boot

Hi all,

Ok I installed SuSE Linux 8.0 Professional today but I came across some serious problems with my new graphics cards. Seems that KDE wont launch becuase Linux cant launch it or something. Anyway I decided to unistall Linux until I can get the relevant drivers. Now when I try to boot back into windows my screen fills up with "01 01 01 01 01" thats all I get. If however I place my LILO boot floppy into my floppy drive and reboot I can then use YaST2 to select to boot up using windows.

Now when I installed Linux I made sure that I didnt overwrite the boot sector of my XP partition and made sure that I created a boot floppy. This worked fine but now for some reason XP just wont boot.

Does anyone know how I can sort this problem out. I can get into windows but I have to boot from my LILO floppy.

Thanks all
Old 10-06-2003, 06:09 PM   #2
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Boot from Windows boot disk and then run
fdisk /mbr
Should help.
Old 10-06-2003, 06:16 PM   #3
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Sir you are a star. Worked first time. Thank you for the quick response.

Sir Eat Alot


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