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Grub NST folder deleted -cannot boot into linux

Question: Grub NST folder deleted -cannot boot into linux

Hi.
I'm currently dual booting with Vista and Backtrack 3 (a slackware linux distro) using grub and Easy BCD. The other day I deleted the 'NST' folder in my Vista c:\ and now i cannot seem to boot into Backtrack 3 as there was info in that folder that must have been used.
For some reason now, EasyBCD will not let me add another entry to my bootup so I need those old files that were in my NST folder.

MBR looks like this for the BT3 bootup portion:

Entry 3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name: BACKTRACK 3
BCD ID: {d9d43170-6007-11dd-8b43-8943620ecd66}
Boot Drive: C:
System Bootloader: \NST\nst_grub-5F6A92CF71032E4FDDA8EB8D0E76CEC9.mbr

could someone please help me as i need to add some folder/file to my c:\ for BT3 to bootup now. What exactly did the nst_grub-5F6A92CF71032E4FDDA8EB8D0E76CEC9.mbr file contain?

thanks

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Answer: Grub NST folder deleted -cannot boot into linux

problem solved.
when I created the entry EasyBCD would create a new NST folder in the c:\program files\easycbd\boot\nst
I just created a new entry, copied that folder to c:\ and renamed the file to nst_grub-5F6A92CF71032E4FDDA8EB8D0E76CEC9.mbr and it worked

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i have almost zero linux knowledge. i used it a little for wardriving, and now I wanted to get rid of it, i didn't use it anymore.

Under winXP, i deleted the linux partitions. on my next reboot, i'm stuck on a black screen with a grub> prompt

what do i do from here? later on i'm gonna try booting off winxp cd and doing a format /mbr or fixboot to see if that works

thanks for any suggestions
 

Answer:laptop dual booting winxp and linux. deleted linux partitions, stuck in grub...

boot off the windows xp disk and do the recovery console option then do



fixmbr
as described here
http://www.ntfs.com/mbr-damaged.htm

or you can download and configure another boot loader if you want to have a choice between some other os
 

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Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.

Answer:Linux Grub took over my boot process.

warewasher2025 said:

Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.



try this link How to Remove GRUB | robinadr

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Good Morning.

I have been running a quad boot system (Windows 10 new, Windows 10 older version , Windows 7 and recently I added Linux mint). Windows 10 new is on a SSD, Windows 10 Old is on a separate SSD. Windows 7 is on separate hard drive as was Mint. Now Mint is on it's own SSD.
All was working perfectly booting each using Easy BCD. So then I got the bright idea to add a new SSD for Linux. Which I did (my mistake I think) without unplugging all the other drives.
Now Grub is what boots first and gives me the option of Linux or Windows. If I select windows 10 it then restarts and goes to my Easy BCD screen for selecting which OS to run.
Tried unplugging all the drives except windows 10 but the system wont boot. Tried running boot repair from the windows start up disk several time and again won't fix it with all the drives connected or with each connected alone.
How can I remove grub and get back my normal Easy BCD boot screen?
Don't really want to re install everything.

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Hello,I am a bit desperate and trying to get some help. I managed to create the partitions for an Arch linux install on what seems to be  RAID 0 from Windows (/dev/md126). I could get Arch USB iso to boot and recognise this (I did not have to do anything, the USB contains enough drivers to recognise this), but after following the Beginner's Guide from Arch Linux, I could not get grub to work. When it boots up I get the following message on screen: [ xxxxxxxxxx] Ignoring BGRT: Invalid status 0 (expected 1)starting version 218ERROR: device 'UUID=a5e3b60e-8359-8c5e-24d5-b31dcdb7c56c' not found. Skipping fsck.ERROR: Unable to find root device 'UUID=a5e3b60e-8359-8c5e-24d5-b31dcdb7c56c' .You are being dropped to a recovery shellType 'exit' to try and continue booting sh: can't access tty: job control turned off[rootfs /]# I have asked in many places this question but nobody seems to have a straight answer and I have no experience in installing Linux on a RAID 0 setup. http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/189481/unable-to-boot-after-installing-grub-for-new-arch-lin...   

Answer:Cannot boot Linux after installing Grub for Arch L...

Hi,Sorry that you have issues installing LINUX, but you are in Acer Forum, Please try to get the answer from archlinux forums. Cheers.

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Hi,
It has happened to me twice...I accidentally deleted a partition and later found out that my system is dead....The only way I recover out of that is I reinstall Windows and then install grub again to recover the Linux partition. But I feel the delete partition is a very rapid process just taking seconds and in that I don't think files would be deleted, so I feel potentially I can recover the deleted partitions including the boot partition. But I don't know how to do it. Also now when the boot partition is deleted and the system is not booting up what should be done to recover the system and data?
Thanks in advance,
-pkd
 

Answer:How to recover deleted grub/boot partition in Windows XP(Dual boot system))

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I have followed the instructions over at think geek for uninstalling Linux and have run the bootsec.exe /fixmbr... but on startup it still is getting stuck at the minimal Grub menu. Do I need to also remove the first partition (seen in pic) all the way to the left, the 260 MB one, is that what the grub menu is. Then re-run the fixmbr command?

Thank you

Answer:Trying to uninstall Linux from Dual Boot, still gets stuck at Grub

I once had dual boot setup with Windows 10 and Linux.

This is the tutorial I used to remove the dual boot setup.

How to Uninstall a Linux Dual-Boot System From Your Computer
http://www.howtogeek.com/141818/how-...your-computer/

Pay attention to the instructions starting from:
Fix the Windows Boot Loader
excerpt:
Linux has now been removed from your computer, but its boot loader persists. We?ll need to use a Windows installer disc to overwrite the Linux boot loader with the Windows boot loader.

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I have followed the instructions over at think geek for uninstalling Linux and have run the bootsec.exe /fixmbr... but on startup it still is getting stuck at the minimal Grub menu. Do I need to also remove the first partition (seen in pic) all the way to the left, the 260 MB one, is that what the grub menu is. Then re-run the fixmbr command?

Thank you

Answer:Trying to uninstall Linux from Dual Boot, still gets stuck at Grub

I once had dual boot setup with Windows 10 and Linux.

This is the tutorial I used to remove the dual boot setup.

How to Uninstall a Linux Dual-Boot System From Your Computer
http://www.howtogeek.com/141818/how-...your-computer/

Pay attention to the instructions starting from:
Fix the Windows Boot Loader
excerpt:
Linux has now been removed from your computer, but its boot loader persists. We?ll need to use a Windows installer disc to overwrite the Linux boot loader with the Windows boot loader.

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First time attempt at Windows-Linux configuration after clean install of Windows 7 (System Reserved was avoided).

At first I was planning to add Linux Mint only. It was clear from reading that no separate Linux boot partition was needed (e.g., I have no LVM, no RAID, no second drive).

However, before I proceed to complete the Linux side, I realized I would like/need to add a modest-sized second Linux partition (for DEBIAN).

Do I need -- or is it advisable in the face of *two* Linux OS's -- to create a small primary GRUB partition (for reasons I'm not sure of)?

I woke up this morning worrying that I might have needed that System Reserved partition, forcing a repartition and re-install of Windows and Office 2010 (yuk).

I want to ensure the Win + double Linux OS boot processes will be supported properly.

Does running *two* Linux OS's on a Windows machine require or recommend a special GRUB or boot partition to make everything work together?

Thanks!
LateToWinParty

:::

Oops...just added a question on successful use of Data Partition

Hard drive: 250 GB [avoided System Reserved]

C:/ [Windows] 90 GB => Windows/Apps/Overhead space (even spillover of data if needed)
D:/ [Data: Docs/Files] 90 GB **

Free/Unallocated: 70 GB

** I am hoping that using a data partition alongside Windows is as easy as a transfer of one's user Libraries to the D:/ Data partition as is described here in this article

(Is there different better advice on ho... Read more

Answer:Win + Double Linux config: Separate GRUB or boot partition/treatment?

Quote:
Does running *two* Linux OS's on a Windows machine require or recommend a special GRUB or boot partition to make everything work together?


No, I have had 4 linux multibooting with a couple of windows.

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Hello all,
I recently re-installed Windows 10 on my laptop, and just after, I installed Linux Mint (https://www.linuxmint.com/).
Then, I had Grub 2.02beta2 to start either LM or Win, it works, but ...... if on Windows, I choose extend sleep mode (or classic sleep mode), my computer of course shut down, but when I restart it and choose Windows (to come back and find my last applications opened), it does'nt work. It is like I cut electricity and all is wrong.

I always have a message from windows asking if it needs to check disk, and then, when I open my session, all applications are closed "with error" (when I restart Chrome, it says that does'nt shut down correctly, same with Word or others...).Anyone have an idea of some parameter to adjust ?With Ubuntu, it worked, but not with LM... Thanks !Vincent

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Hi I am looking at Grub4dos since my recent foray into all things bootloaders. I am gaining a little footing with what I can and can't do (practically!) Although it was definitely trickier than I thought (or I just don't have the same time like I used to... ) Anyhow, I am looking at Grub because it sounds easier to learn the Grub2, and all my systems are pre EFI bios setups. I am looking for a 'Hoyle' maintainable setup. Therefore I decided to "initially" install W7 on C: and XP on D: (both on primary partitions)

But... also I have an existing XP image that was originally installed on C: Now I read somewhere, someone had a setup that would boot into a Master boot loader, presumably Grub, and then select one of two OSs and assign it C: and run it. and the other would become D: while leaving E,F,G, etc intact. That would really be a sweet setup for me because I could then use my existing XP image still since it would still think it is on C while running...

So my question is before I dive headlong into Grub. I know it would be the ideal bootloader for multi (pre EFI bios) But can it assign letters to partitions? so as to switch C and D like that while leaving other partitions assigns as they are? Just looking for a little confirmation and any tips. Here goes nothin'...

Answer:Dual Boot W7/XP using Grub - Can grub assign letters to partitions?

Why would you need to use Grub?

Take look at this:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Hi everyone,

I was experimenting with Elementary OS when it went a little wonky, just became unresponsive and features had broken. Couldn't really figure out the problem so I just decided to uninstall it. I deleted the partitions that it had been installed on and tried to restart into Windows.

I got a screen much like the one in the attachment below.

I did some searching on my other computer and found out that GRUB is the bootloader for linux and replaces Windows bootloader when you install it. I also found that to restore windows bootloader, you're gonna need a Recovery disk.

So I made a recovery disk using my Windows 8 laptop (Using a Flash Drive), plugged it into my crippled computer, booted from the USB, followed the instructions that I had accumulated from multiple websites explaining what to do.

The specific instructions were to go to the command prompt within the recovery disk and type:

Code:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
I also had tried:

Code:
bootrec.exe /fixboot
since another site had suggested trying that. They both said that the operation was successful.

I was then told that I should be able to reboot into Windows good as new. Well I can't. I'm still getting the same GRUB rescue screen linked above.

So that's the problem
Here's various bits that may be helpful:

Crippled PC -
Windows 8.1 Pro
250GB SSD - Windows install (NOTE: When trying to reset it gave me the message saying that the drive with Windows installed was locked and that ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Deleted dual boot Linux - Can't boot windows

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Hello,I had installed Linux Mint on the second HD on my Thinkpad P71. It didn't run well, so I followed some instructions for how to put the boot record back to booting only Windows on start up - then I deleted the partition that was given to Linux. Windows is running fine - however - that second drive doesn't look right to me. Originally, I think it arrived to me (2 weeks ago) as just one large second drive. Now it has an extra partition or two - and I want to reformat the whole drive to be exactly like it was when it arrived. There is no data stored on the second hard drive labeled D / Data drive. How do I make the D drive just like it was when fresh from Lenovo? (Again, no data to save on the D drive) Thank you.

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Hah, so I'm back. I posted here a little less than a week ago asking how to reclaim the free space from the linux partition I deleted. Today I restarted my computer for the first time and it won't recognize win7 on my computer. Was I supposed to do something after I deleted linux? I tried using my win7 cd to see if I could boot like that, but it just wants to reinstall windows, which I would rather not do.

Advise? Am I just being stupid again?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Deleted linux, can't boot into win7 now

I've tried going into the command prompt through the repair mode from booting the win7 cd and entering, "bootsect /nt60 C:\". This did not work.
 

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Yeah I really messed up here ... Ok so I went ahead and tested out Linux Mint 11. Looked good, so I wanted to install it alongside my Windows 7 for a dual-boot. When it came time to select the partition to install on, I DELETED a ~69gb partition, and created two partitions from the freed unused space, ext4 and linux-swap. I believe something was on that partition that was needed... >_> Linux Mint now works fine. But when I turn on the computer and select Win 7 from the grub loader, Windows starts up (The flag animation), but turns to Blue Screen midway and the computer reboots. I still have my partition in which Windows was installed, with WINDOWS, USERS, SYSTEM32, and all my documents. etc... but I cant boot into Windows.

Anything I can do to repair this? Or am I stuck like this forever?

Answer:Deleted a partition. Installed Linux. Can't boot into Windows

You can try Startup Repair but I don't know if that will help

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I deleted the Ubuntu partition from a XP Home/Ubuntu dual boot system. I needed the space on the drive for Windows data & programs. I used parted magic and expanded the remaining primary partition. On boot I get the following

GRUB loading stage1.5.

GRUB loading, please wait
Error 22

That is all I get

I need to be able to launch into Windows for work related data. How do I remove GRUB and will that allow windows to start?

Any suggestions? I'm a bit at a loss right now on how to proceed.
Thanks for any help
Monton
 

Answer:Deleted Linux partion from dual boot now can't start

Do you have Windows XP install media? You could do a repair install. I'm not sure about Windows XP, but Windows 7 will repair damaged or missing boot files.
 

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Hi hoping someone can help me out with this problem.
Ok I put linux on a seperate drive(external) I then deleted it as i didnt want it anymore so I deleted it off of the external drive and now it keeps on coming up in bios as bootable for some reason I have conpletely deleted linux off the drive..why is it still coming up?!
Please help have tried system repair and still comes up
Anyhelp would be much appreciated thanks

Answer:Linux coming up in boot menu even though I have deleted it from system

See steps 3, 4 and 5 of this tutorial: Dual Boot - Delete a OS

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Question: Gnu grub linux 5?

:-oBought a "newly used" 80Gb HD from EBay (bad idea, I know) - Thought it was loaded with WinXP but turns out it has Linux. I have exhausted my limited knowledge on how to format this HD to get it ready to install Windows -

How do I wipe this thing so I can start with a "blank" Hard Drive? I have a Windows 2000 Pro CD that should go right on there if I could get it to boot, but I seem to be missing something I guess???

I apologize it this is covered somewhere else in this forum - I looked and couldn't find it
 

Answer:Gnu grub linux 5?

Have you tried booting to the cd. Cause I know on an xp disk you can boot from cd and when you install the new OS you can format the drive.
 

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To be more accurate my son did this for me trying to help, but I am at a loss as to how distructive his mistake has been. Here we go-

My system is an Alienware Sentia Laptop, running both Windows XP Pro and Linux Mandriva (mandrake) LE 2005.

My partitioning follows as: Linux Swap, Windows Primary, Linux Primary, Windows Secondary

Now, when I left for work yesterday, the linux bootscreen decided which to load. Worked perfectly, just as it should.

However my son went into the disk manager of the Admin Tools and deleted both linux partitions. I have no idea what he was trying to do, but this is where I stand now:

My system boots fine through the BIOS, pauses at a blank screen, and then displays this:

L_

I have tried to reinstall windows booting properly from the disk - NO SOLUTION
I have tried to recover using Bart PE - NO SOLUTION
I am (have been ) downloading the ISOs for the Linux Setup Disks - 9 kb/s ENOUGH SAID

Here is what I am going to try next, but I need some help. If the linux reinstall does not work, then what I know I can do is take out the harddrive, reformat on another computer using my USB enclosure, and reinstall windows and linux.

However-- I have backed up all my documents on WINDOWS SECONDARY, if there is any way to reformat as a mass storage device retaining the partitioning, that would be great.

Please help! I am stuck-
 

Answer:HUGE PROBLEM: Linux Swap Deleted, CANNOT BOOT INTO WINDOWS

I can't say as I have much to offer here, as your predicament is a bit out of my normal tree.

But when you say:
I have tried to reinstall windows booting properly from the disk - NO SOLUTIONClick to expand...

Can you elaborate? When you booted with the XP CD, did it not see the current partitioning at all?

In theory you should be able to do a "parallel" clean install on a separate drive or partition without losing anything on another.

If you did install Windows on another motherboard, with different hardware -- it is problematic as to whether it would boot on the original hardware -- especially if the IDE controllers used different drivers.

I don't know if you had a go at the Recovery Console either, which has options such as:

bootcfg (fixes the boot.ini file which could well be your problem)
fixboot
fixmbr

See below:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314058
 

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I had a dual boot system.

I needed more hard drive space, so, from within Windoze, I formated my Linux Partition to be an NTFS partition.

At the time however, I forgot that Windoze used the Linux bootloader (GRUB) also.

What do I have to do to get the native Windoze bootloader back again?

(In other words, I went from a dual boot system to a Windoze only system, and I need Windoze to be able to start on its own, without GRUB's help)
Thanks,

Nick
 

Answer:Deleted Linux boot loader - How do I reinstate the Windoze bootloader?

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Ok, I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right topic but I'll give it a try.

I was going to dual boot XP and Fedora, with XP being the one with the MBR written, so I would be using NTLDR.

Carelessly, I must have asked Fedora to overwrite the XP MBR with its MBR program (GRUB).

So now I'm trying to reinstall the NTLDR back in to the MBR. I've tried using FIXMBR in the XP Recovery Console, but it dosen't work .

Are there any other ways I can try to reinstall the XP NTLDR to MBR without reinstalling my OS?

Thanks!

Answer:XP MBR is overwritten by Linux GRUB

I recall having the same problem, with Ubuntu and I think in the end I had to run fixboot, fixmbr and then repair GRUB

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I have installed 2 OS, Windows 7 and and Linux CentOS distro on my machine. Recently I am having some hardware failure detection with my Hard disk. So I decided to replace it by new with the warranty. Before to do that I should uninstall Linux otherwise the warranty may not be valid because the firm install was Windows 7 OS. I have installed Linux on my own interest. So I need to get the details how to uninstall Centos 5 and its Grub

Answer:Want to Uninstall Linux an Grub

Having Linux installed on a hard drive will not void the warranty, Are you sending the drive back to the manufacturer? If you are I would copy any important files from the drive, then use dban to wipe the drive clean.

DBAN Download | Darik's Boot And Nuke

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I am a complete newbie - I know zero about Linux.

What does this mean - it is complete nonsense:





Quote:
3. Now we need to tell the computer to reinstall grub2 to the Linux Mint partition we just mounted. To do this copy and paste this line of code into the terminal sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sdX
Again you will need to change this line of code to match your Linux Mint partition. Change the "X" at the end to match your mint partiton. My partition is dev/sda6 so i will change the the line of code to - sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda

It is IMPORTANT that you do not enter any number just the letters of the partitions.



First it says change X to the partition number - then it says do not enter any numbers.

I would hazard a guess you enter the number to mount the partition - but you don't enter the number to install grub to it?
No wonder the general public won't go near it.

Answer:Grub question for any Linux users.

They're a bit confusing there in talking about partitions but with the intentions of installing grub to the root of the drive, regardless of partitions. In the example where they talk about "/dev/sda6", the take home point is that they are identifying that the Mint partition (/dev/sda6, since the number 6 denotes which partition it is on the drive) is on the drive mounted as /dev/sda. What matters here is that you are installing grub to the root of the drive with the Mint partition on it. Thus, the drive containing the Mint partition in this case is /dev/sda. That's all you really care about and that's the identifier you would use, as noted above in "--root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda". If there was a second drive, it would be called /dev/sdb, and so forth. They are just trying to make sure you install Grub on the drive where you have Mint installed. If you only have one drive in the system, you don't need to identify which partition Mint is installed onto.

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Hello,
Today I injected a USB formatted with PowerISO to install Kali Linux Version 2016.1. I installed without Grub and EFI, and restarted my computer to find the screen saying "Missing operating system." I need to get back to Windows 10.
Please help!
Mac
I disk partitioned and everything.
 

Answer:Kali Linux USB install without Grub

try reinstalling kali, again and tick the grub option during install. this will help for booting.
http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-hard-disk-install

supergrub
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/AutoSuperGrubDisk

if win10 is still preferable, use the win10 image backup, created earlier.
 

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Hi,
Some of Us want to replace between two Grubs,For example Someone want to change Zorin OS 7 Grub By Ubuntu 13.10 Grub.is this process possible??

Yes it's and it's easy like 1+1=2 !!!!
Also, Have you installed one of windows edition after installing of linux distros (I mean you can't access to Grub anymore because Windows bootlloader can't mount Linux partition)?.How to repair Grub??.It's very easy also.

To do These two processes you need Boot-Repair Tool.
1.First install Boot-Repair Tool on the Distro that you want its Grub to be the default Using these Commands

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Code:
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && (boot-repair &)
2.Second Press on Recommended Repair.Wait until it done then reboot your computer you will find the specific Grub that you want.
Also you can download The ISO file of Boot-Repair from HERE and Restore it to USB using UNetbootin
then boot your PC from the USB Flash Drive and Repair the Grub.

Hope this helps.
Thanks
 

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hey guys

I recently installed windows 8 using the "windlows 8 upgrade assistant", install went fine. got into windows 8, but it never replaced my MBR, which currently holds an installation of a linux bootloader known as "grub"

All guides point to having an installation dvd. to boot repair, then repair the mbr with a command in command line

I need another solution, since ive installed using the upgrade assistant, i dont have a dvd

Answer:Mixing the MBR and removing Linux's GRUB without a dvd

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I've basically got three HD in my computer, one of which runs Linux, the other Windows and one is spare for media.Anyway, I want to remove Linux from one HD and use it for media from Windows.However, I know that if I just delete (or was planning on using Dariks Duke and Nuke) then I'm going to mess up the GRUB and potentially Windows won't boot.Is there any how to for removing fedora 4 (particularly when it's on a separate HD)?

Answer:Removing Linux and protect GRUB

Firstly let me say most of my Linux experience is with Suse (ver 9 and 10)and I assume Linux was installed after XPIn Linux go to boot loader config. there you should be able to find an option of restoring MBR. Then it should be safe to wipe off the Linux instalation.Or alternatively Grub can be written to a floppy so it still works even after Linux has gone.Or you can use XP repair function "fixmbr" to rewrite the master boot record At different times and for different reasons I have successfully used all these methods but I am no expert and might just have been lucky!

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Always use Grub boot loader , not Lilo in Linux Rat Hat 9. Lilo will not work with Windows XP.
 

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Ok, I need some answers badly, I can't find much at all from research. It is a Desktop by the way. I don't know much if any about these installers. I need to do multiple OS.
I am going to use the universal usb installer (or should i use Unetbootin ?) to put multiple Linux OS from their ISO on my Centon 32gb usb flash drive.
1.Will the GRUB bootloader always appear when I boot my pc ? (if I install is their an option to put it in the usb drive Mbr or does it affect my hdd's Mbr
2.should i use a different bootloader
3. do i need to partition anything
4.and how many OS do the bootloaders support
5.do i need to convert the filesystem to something else it is Fat32 currently
 

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Hi, I have a computer with two hard drives. One ran Windows XP and the other Linux. My son decided he wanted to format the Linux drive which he did. When he restarted the computer it wanted to boot the Linux drive which had no operating system. So he went into the setup and disabled the drive. He then rebooted and got a Grub error. Forgive for not having the error message because he can't remember. This morning, I turned on the computer and nothing. It powers on but doesn't seem to POST. Do you think he fried the BIOS? I've tried swapping out hard drives, booting from the XP cd, clearing the CMOS, etc. with nothing. I built the system several years ago. It's an MSI motherboard with a VIA KT 400 chipset and an AMD processor. (can't remember which one, sorry)

Thanks,
Jean
 

Answer:Solved: Linux, Grub and dead computer

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I'm a new linux user who has been experimenting with linux for a month now. I want to use boot magic as my bootloader because my pc is a family pc and it's just easier to use for my family. Well this is how i tried to do this. First I used partition magic to create a linux partition and swap partition so I could install Kubuntu on my pc. After I did that I installed boot magic as my boot loader. Then when I tried to install linux on my computer, it couldn't read the partition I made with partition magic(which was active for installation). I reformatted the partition and installed linux but then when I loaded windows and checked partition magic it gave me an error.(I figure its becuase I reformatted the partition) Right now both OS work fine but I could only use Grub as my boot loader,,but I would really like to use BootMagic. If any body could help me with a solution....or perhaps recommend a different distribution(with ease of use in mind) that allow this.....I would really appreciate it. By the way my friend recommended Slackware to me, I would also like to hear you opinion of this distribution and experience....Thank You.
 

Answer:dual booting linux with bootmagic instead of grub....Help

Grub is easy to use. I haven't tried using Bootmagic so I recommend using Grub or Lilo. As for slackware, it is an 'advanced linux distro'. If you like installing linux with nice and colorful GUI's and dont want to always edit text files, then slackware is not for you. But using slackware can help you learn how linux works.

I'd recommend Fedora or Suse for you. I haven't used Fedor or Suse yet but as what I've read, it's good for beginners on linux.

BTW: Slackware was the first the distro I've ever used
 

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Hi I downloaded Linux Freespire onto an external HDD. All appeared to go ok but when I removed the live installation disc and booted up I got the following message: Windows could not start because of a compute disc hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from selected disc.Check boot path & selected hardware:

I think two things may have caused this. I formatted an external HDD to fat32 Primary, using Linux Gpartition. I forgot to flag the disc as "BOOT"
I accidently mounted the drive and could not find a way to unmount it. Linux does not prompt either of these important features.

The Bios in this Packard Bell laptop: MV32-202 : 1.4GHz : 60GB HDD : 1GB Ram : Running XP Home ( 6 years old, but had very little usage for 4 years and has not been used at all for the past 2 years) is very limited.
F2 & F8 only. The screen page does not change only the options in the title bar which are as follows:

MAIN MENU Clicking on this button gives time & Date as the only options.
Main page shows: Devices A : Floppy none. Primary Master ST960813A HDD : Secondary master DVD/CD No options to change anything:

ADVANCE MENU: Clicking on the USB Mass Boot gives an option to tick, which I assume is to enable or disable. This plus shared memory are the only other features on this menu with no options to change.

SECURITY: Passwords & hard Disk Boot Sector Protection is here with the option to change passwords or tick to enable/disable HDD sector protection.

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Answer:Solved: Mrb. Bios. Hardware. Linux grub

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I installed a WD Black 256G NVMe M.2 in my Legion Y520. Got Windows 10 installed in the SSD and Fedora 26 GNU/Linux in the HDD (1TB Seagate).  Everything is good in Windows. But when I use Fedora, the SSD, overheat badly (80-90C) and eventually shut itself down eventough it is not being used at all (it is not even mounted). This also happens in GRUB and ubuntu 16.04 (live USB). WD denied any support, they just say they are not optimized for Linux.

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Running Mint KDE on a separate physical hard drive from the problem drive.
I recently emptied off a partition in order to delete it and combine it with other empty drive space to create one partition.
The KDE partition manager didn't work so I booted into a live version of Parted Magic which wouldn't do the job either.
I decided to start the installation process with another distro just to finish the partitioning and then back out before installing it.
Mint would no longer see the partition at all much less any empty space. I returned to the installation process and went ahead with installing the distro on a new partition on the same physical drive as Mint as well as recreating the original intended partition on the storage drive.
After the installation the reboot wouldn't happen as the grub seems to have been lost which I find strange as this has never happened to me when doing this before.
I managed to find a boot disc containing Super Grub 2 on it which allowed me to get back into Mint to use the PC.
KDE Partition Manager gives me a 'no valid partition table was found on this device' message when I select the storage drive leaving me with 145GB of inaccessible drive space.
As the PC is on pretty much 24/7 I can get away with the boot disc for the time being, but is there anything I can do to finally utilize the rest of the storage drive or is a reinstallation of Mint KDE required to fix all problems?
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Answer:Linux Mint Missing Partition & Grub

To be honest, I'm struggling to fully understand yoour post. It was certainly a mistake to attempt a partial install and I suspect that's what's screwed up your hard drives partition table.
If you open up a terminal and type:
sudo fdisk -l
then hit enter, what output do you get?

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Hi every one...I currently installed kali linux on my virtual box, but as times goes on i noticed that some features were not fully usable under the virtualisation environment such as the NAT and Bridged network protocols and some other network issues. I decided to dual boot kali with my Win10 wich is my primary OS, I followed the neccesary procedure like creating a bootable kali pendrive, disabling secure boot, enabling Legacy mode, disabling the fast boot, creating a free partition and so on.....The installation went smooth and perfect but I was unable to boot into kali's GRUB after the restart, instead, my machine boot into win10 and not even the so called black screen appeared, I wiped the partitioned space i used for the installation and started the installation all over with different pendrives, sd cards and DVDs and even downloading another ISO image with the intention that either the pendrive or the image had been corrupted but the sha1 sum is still the same with the one on the official website. I also tried other methods like using the Easy BCD toolkit and i got an error message "Due to limitations set by microsoft, many of EasyBCD features can not be used in EFI, and BCD edit to create a new entry but instead i got two win10 on my pc installing other linux distro like arch and backbox did the same... I tried using other iso burning tolls like linux live usb installer, win32 disk imager, windows iso burning tool, rufus.....the only thing i noticed was that i wasn't a... Read more

Answer:kali linux not booting to Grub after installation

@Remzified Sorry, but this is just a community self-help forum staffed by volunteers helping folks with MS Windows-related problems.HP only warranties their PCs for use with the original OS that comes preinstalled on the PCs. When you replace that or add a different OS, you then assume full responsibility for maintaining that PC.For support with Linux issues, your best approach is to post in the support forum of the Linx distro you are going to use.Good Luck 

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My son (26) just returned a long term loan P8B67B Deluxe to me with Linux and Win 7 on it. I upgraded 7 successfully, but after updates installed last night the PC refuses to boot saying "error, no such partition, Entering rescue mode .. grub rescue>" Repeated boot attempts saw it fall into error 53 on the mobo lcd display. Removing one ram stick brought me back to booting to "error, no such partition, Entering rescue mode .. grub rescue>"

Trying to boot just one HDD either gives the above message, or "error, no such device : 521683dd-0417-4a66-b3fb-c6c67b9cc9fo grub rescue>"

I don't need the linux. That was my engineer son. What fixes are there to bring it to Win 10 alone? I don't know the new key or the old 7 key. Should have checked and written it down

Answer:linux grub bootloader failed after win 10 updates

I tried:

grub rescue>set boot=(hd0,msdos6)
grub rescue>set prefix=(hd0,msdos6)/boot/grub
grub rescue>insmod normal
error: no such partition.
grub rescue>

ls
(hd0) (hd0,msdos1)
grub rescue>set boot=(hd0,msdos1)
grub rescue>set prefix=(hd0,msdos1)/boot/grub
grub rescue>insmod normal
error: unknown filesystem.
grub rescue>

grub rescue>set boot=(hd0)
grub rescue>set prefix=(hd0)/boot/grub
grub rescue>insmod normal
error: no such partition.
grub rescue>

My limited linux knowledge got me nowhere there.

Now downloading a 64 bit Windows 10 N iso through media creation tool to try a boot repair for Windows.

Burnt a disk, went to repair/Advanced Options/Command Prompt
Tried:

bootrec /RebuildBcdbootrec /fixMbr bootrec /fixboot Exit
At Rebuild Bcd it only found Windows.old

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I was removing Ubuntu from my comp and accidentally deleted GRUB with it! What can I do?

"Boot from first hard disk" doesn't work because my XP installation is on drive F.

I removed Ubuntu by just deleting the partition (a process i've been thru before with no problems), along with the SWAP partition and a small (8MB) bit at the end, which i think was the GRUB loader.
 

Answer:Deleted GRUB loader

All you need to do is run a repair of windows.
 

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Ok so I only have a 40GB HD and I was looking for some extra space. I had Linux (FC3) and WinXP installed, as well as GRUB. I used the Computer Management tool in Windows (in Control Panel>Admin Tools>Comp Management) to delete the Linux partition to free up some space.

Little did I know this screwed up GRUB when I rebooted, which ironicly means I cannot get into Windows.

Help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
 

Answer:GRUB/Linux/Windows/Partition: I've messed things up

boot off your XP install CD. Go to a recovery console. "fixboot" and/or "fixmbr" (I think one might be redundant there)
 

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I have a Samsung N120 Netbook that came with Windows XP. I tried to run Linux Mint as a 2nd operating system, but I kept getting errors and I became frustrated with it. Ever since then I have only used XP, but every time the computer starts up it goes into Grub and I have to choose to enter XP. Basically what I am looking to do is remove all traces of Mint and Grub and I suppose XP for that matter and upgrade to Windows 7. What is the best way to do that considering I have a netbook which does not have a CD/DVD drive? Sorry if this has been posted already and thank you in advance.

Answer:Removing Linux and Grub/Installing Windows 7 on Netbook

You can boot off a usb and repartition/merge on your hd. I don't know what resources you have. You can do a remote install over a network.

Install Windows 7 from a USB Memory Stick | Remote Administration For Windows

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Just installed Redhat 9 publishers ed. tonight. It came with Mastering Red Hat Linux 9 by Michael Jang. Installed to my 40gb maxtor using the ext3 file sys. WinXP is installed on an 8gb partition on my 160gb Seagate drive.

1. No matter what, GRUB comes up when I start up my system. I've tried screwing with the Boot options in the CMOS but it changes nothing. If I physically take out the 40gb drive will this eliminate GRUB and allow XP to load normally?

2. Red Hat didn't detect my modem during installation (diamond supramax) so it shows up as a generic modem if I go into network settings. I am unable to get it to connect to my ISP. There's a drop down list of /dev/blah/ stuff I dont know what it means.

3. Graphic performance blows. I am using GNOME and it just seems really slow. Open GL screen savers run at 20fps or slower. Anaconda did detect my video card and I had to manually select my monitor from a list.
 

Answer:Linux NOOB & Redhat 9 issues (modem, GRUB, Gnome etc.)

1) Grub installs itself on the primary master's MBR, which means if your 40GB drive is the primary master, you're screwed. Generally, the Anaconda installer that RedHat uses should detect the WinXP install, and make it one of the boot options, and you shouldn't have to fsck with anything to get into XP. Did you remove the XP entry from the GRUB entries available during the install? I have however, had issues with Compaq machines in particular, and GRUB installing itself even on secondary masters. (Compaq refuses to admit there's a bug in their BIOS, even after they send their people to my work and we demo'd it to them. IBM was better to work with.) You may experience problems in this area. If you do, simply pop in your XP disk, and do a repair, running a 'fixmbr' at the recovery console. This usually works for me.

2) Linux and PPP are a royal pain. Try running wvdial - it should help you setup your connection. BTW - if you have a WinModem - (Non hardware 56K), then you might be screwed. Try doing an 'lspci' at the command line in LInux. If your modem is correctly identified, try finding out if your modem is currently supported by the default kernel in RH 9.0. If it is, you're set. If it's not, you might have to recompile your kernel with a newer version to get support, or you might have to search for drivers.

If it turns out you do have a WinModem, then you can try the following website for help:

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Hi to everybody around here. First, first time poster and reader here. Read that this one is the best Windows forum out there. I'll explain this very detailed so I can help yo too: 1- Installed Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca through bootable USB without any problem. To do so, I shrunk the C: partititon and created a 100 GB partition for Linux Mint. 2- Tried Linux Mint but had some issues with the graphic drivers, so I decided to delete Linux Mint from my laptop and give Ubuntu a try since it's more compatible (IMO) with the hardware. 3- Rebooted, went into W8.1 using GRUB like always. Deleted Linux partition and integrated it again to C: 4- I thought I finished my work so turned off the PC and went to sleep. Next day after booting: GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions. grub> Ok. Have to point out that: 1- Since is a laptop it came with W8 preinstalled, so I have no installation DVD to fix the MBR (in case that's what I have to do). 2- I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu, but even though I set USB as first boot device in BIOS, it is not recognized by GRUB or something, idk. Laptop: Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5351 AMD A8-6410 APU @2.0 GHz quad-core AMD R5-230M graphics (integrated in APU). 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Also I'd love that someone explains to me the correct way to uninstall Linux in the case I have to do it again ... Read more

Answer:BASH-like line GRUB error after deleting Linux partition.

It's hard to understand/read what you did.

1.Windows will not be bootable because GRUB boot loaded puts it's own MBR.
2.to fix this either run startup repair from Windows installation media or install new Linux which wll hopefully recognize Windows partition during partitioning part, (while initiating installation)
3.In worst case scenario you'll have to learn how to use GRUB or manually put Windows MBR or reinstall Windows.

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Earlier today, I was messing with ArchLinux disto, and I stopped mid-way through the installation process because it wouldn't work for me. So, now I want to install (dual-boot) Windows XP with a different Linux OS.

However, my computer (Dell 9100 with intel Pentium 4 processor) will not allow me to "Boot from Hard Disk" without getting this error-message: "GRUB" with a blinking cursor "_".

When installing Archlinux, the GRUB was installed on the Hard Disk or Hard Drive (which mean the same thing, I guess).

Would any of you please tell me what would happen if I install Ubuntu from my CD-ROM? Would the GRUB-error be fixed if I did that?
 

Answer:Solved: Grub-error (how can I repair my HD after erroneously installing Linux on it?)

Your best bet is to start with your XP and wipe the drive. Then reinstall your XP. The latest Ubuntu 8.04 - can be downloaded and burned if you don't have it.
This is a great tutorial and if you follow his instructions he knows what he speaks of.

http://video.google.com/videosearch...sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#
Let us know...Jazz
 

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Last night i removed Linux off my partition of the Primary drive (C. When i would boot up i had issues stating that GRUB failed. So i had to remove it thru DOS using the "bootrec /fixmbr" command. While it wokred like a charm, now my Vista is sluggish and takes a little longer to boot up, especially the sidebar. Anyone have a clue whats going on? I removed all partitions and my drive is back to "normal".
 

Answer:Deleted GRUB loader...Vista slow? HELP!

Since grub just handles which partitions start what OS's, I don't think it's possible that its absence has had effect on your windows loading things like the sidebar. None of that's going to be GRUB... did you resize the Vista partition or anything?
 

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Hi, I am new to linux and I have a big problem already.

vary long story short my friend had a daul boot of linux mint 6 felicia & xp pro
i deleted all portitions and when i restarted his computer i get this

GRUB Loading Stage 1.5

GRUB Loading, Please wait...
Error 22

Other times it will say PXE- MOF: Exiting PXE ROM.

it simply won't boot from any sort of disc. IBM support are the dumbest people in the universe, I know nothing about Linux. I have almost all windows installation disk, but it will not recognize it on boot even though I change the boot sequence for cdrom to be 1st 2nd and 3rd. OR 1st cdrom 2nd Lan & 3rd hard disc

is there any way i can install os/boot his computer from mine or do some sort of ghost install

I don't know where else to turn, please help!

Answer:Deleted OS & partition GRUB Loading,Please wait...Error22

anyone???

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I was trying to upgrade from windows 8 to 10. and after deleting every personal file, the C drive (I partitioned into 2 drives) still didn't have enough space. so I found that the culprit was the WinSxS folder. And the idiot me decided to delete the old files, thinking it didn't matter. Now I can't even get into safe mode or login to my desktop. Is reinstalling windows my only option? If so, if I download windows 8 installation files online and put into an usb, will I still be able to upgrade to windows 10? since most copies online are pirated. Is there a way to use CMD to get my existing product key and use that same one to input it into the pirated copy? Any other ideas would be appreciated. 
 
Thanks for any help in advance. I just want to maintain a legitimate copy of windows and upgrade to windows 10 before microsoft's deadline. 

Answer:I deleted 60% of the contents in WinSxS folder, now my laptop won't boot

Hello kc07 and to Bleeping Computer
 
First of all, WinSxS doesn't take as much space as you think! It will seem like it is taking gigabytes of file storage but it is actually not due to the way it was designed! I won't go into too much detail about it.
 
Now I can't even get into safe mode or login to my desktop. Is reinstalling windows my only option?
First of all, what happens? Does your computer just "hang"? 
Is reinstalling windows my only option? If so, if I download windows 8 installation files online and put into an usb, will I still be able to upgrade to windows 10?
You may not have to reinstall. If you want to upgrade quickly though, then it might be the quickest option. Are you using Windows 8 or 8.1?
 
Windows 8 and 8.1 use different product keys, and you can only upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10. Did you build this computer yourself, or did you buy the computer? If you bought a computer, the product key for Windows 8/8.1/10 is stored in the UEFI (firmware) so you don't have to worry about retrieving it
 
If you are using Windows 8, then you can download the ISO legally from here by entering your product key and upgrade to 8.1 and from there, to Windows 10. If you are already using Windows 8.1, then you can create a bootable installer for Windows 10, and it will accept Windows 7 or 8.1 product key and be activated for free if done before the deadline.
 
-CKing

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I know too little about computers, maybe thats why I am going through this tragedy ... Need urgent help !

I have a Sony VAIO laptop (Model: VPCEB32EN) which had Windows 7 installed. Recently I installed UBUNTU (alongside Win 7) so that I could heal the laptop of virus infections. Till that point everything was OK. Then the fault in my stars played out and I became a member of *****land. What happened is I tried installing Linux Mint too alongside the previous two OS's, and it stopped installing midway due to some error.

Maybe then the grub or bootloader or MBR or whatever got deleted or corrupted by that divine process.

Everything was gone and my computer would not boot.

I tried installing Windows again from the Recovery Disk but to no avail. So I installed UBUNTU. That worked. I am going to name my son UBUNTU to honor this awesome OS.

Now, the softwares that I actually work on have only the Windows version.

Can anybody please guide me how to install Win7 again on my beautiful laptop?

NB: I am more joer than the regular Joe. Step by step instruction would be heartily appreciated.
 

Answer:Grub/Bootloaded/MBR got deleted or corrupt. Help needed in Installing Win7.

Hi, Your Sony should have a separate partition with a backup copy of Windows 7 on it.
You should be able to copy it over onto the main partition of the C: drive using the 'Assist' feature.
Does this page make sense?
https://sony-paa-pa-en-web--paa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/83835/related/1
 

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I have a crazy problem -- and don't know what to do about it.

Everytime I re-boot my notebook, I have to reinstall all of my fonts.

The notebook is running Windows 2000 with SP4. It started doing this about 2 months ago. I have been searching and searching for any explanation for this, but so far I have not found any.

I need HELP!

Thanks
 

Answer:Fonts deleted from font folder after boot up -- WIndows 2000 OS

Do you lose all the fonts including those that are default to Windows 2000? This would mean that you wouldn't see any text on menus and other text items, so how do you get to re-install all the fonts if there are no fonts in order to read text?

Found this article at MS: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/.../professional/reskit/en-us/part3/proch16.mspx
 

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Hello everyone, I have a problem with Lenovo Thinkpad W520 (4270CTO). My laptop has a maximum screen resolution of 1920x1080.  When I first installed Windows 8 Pro (64bit) (UEFI installation) the boot logo screen during the very first run was in 1920x1080 for a couple of seconds later though it changed in very low resolution.I can't tell how much,but it is very low.Almost the same thing happened when I instaled Ubuntu and I started using the GRUB-EFI loader instead of the Windows 8 bootloader.The resolution on GRUB-EFI is very low.I tried to change the settings in /etc/default/grub file and after that I ran sudo update-grub, but nothing happened. Another problem is that although my installation is a UEFI installation there is no option to access the BIOS from Windows 8.I am referring to the option which appears when you go to "Change PC Settings" -> "General" on the section which says: "Advanced Startup" below that title it has a button which says "Restart now". Press that and a blue screen will show.The press the "Advanced setup" option and you will be transferred in another submenu.In this submenu there should be an 6 options and one of the should be about accessing the BIOS. Please mind that I have the latest BIOS version which I think is the 1.42. Any help is appreciated. Here are few screenshots. I hope they are helpful.(Sorry for the bad image quality)    





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Answer:Problems on Windows 8 boot logo & Grub-EFI boot loader & BIOS ACCESS

Although W520 has UEFI capability, it is UEFI spec version 2.0
Windows 8 requires UEFI 2.3.1, for advanced UEFI features like rebooting into firmware/BIOS setup.  There is no possibility to retrofit UEFI 2.3.1 onto W520.  Keep in mind that W520 is 2011 system and Windows 8 came later.
 
I have no idea about boot loader resolution problem.

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Hi.

I accidently installed grub onto the seven boot partition. I can't boot into seven. It loads the ubuntu select os screen, I select WIndows 7 (Loader), and it justs goes back to the ubuntu select os.

Please can someone help?

I still have windows 7 installed, and I have full access to ubuntu.

Answer:Accidently installed grub onto windows 7 boot partiton. Unable to boot

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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How do i install an os (or manage to install one) cus i tried installing androidx86 with ubuntu using Android-6.0-rc2.iso (direct download open straight in bosero (my burning application in ubuntu) instead of saving then burning) burnt to same disk i previously had ubuntu installer on but when i booted up it just went to a blinking white underscore and nothing else, then i tried deleting all my partitions and making a new partition with ef01 guid code filling up the entire disk (almost, from sector 2047 - (...)) and that didnt change anything, then i tried using different format types, different partition types, installing grub again, booting android from live cd (just get blank screen with blinking white underscore) nothing works, please help me

My current partition layout from GPT is in screenshot

Information for partition #1

Partition GUID code: E3C9E316-0B5C-4DB8-817D-F92DF00215AE (Microsoft reserved)
Partition unique GUID: 4B840343-CB6C-46EF-85FD-59DBD40C138D
First sector: 1920 (at 960.0 Kib)
Last sector: 1001919 (at 489.2 Mib)
Partition size: 999999 sectors (488.3 Mib)
Atribute flags: 0000000000000000
Partition name: "Reserve"

Information for partition #2

Partition GUID code: 024DEE41-33E7-11D3-9D69-0008C781F39F (MBR partition scheme)
Partition unique GUID: 0C6E959B-15A0-4A1C-91FB-8FD6B3962D39
First sector: 1001920 (at 489.2 Mib)
Last sector: 976773134 (at 465.8 Gib)
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Hi,
I have a dual-boot system Ubuntu/Windows 7. The Master boot loader is GRUB.
It worked fine until yesterday when, for some reason, Windows 7 refused to load anymore. I tried to repair with chkdsk, found and repaired some disk errors, but now the boot loader is damaged. The problem I have is that after selecting Windows from the GRUB list I get the installed version entry but I can't have access to Repair through F8 and thus I am not able to continue on the installation DVD. The problem I think would be simple, by writing a new boot using bootrec, but I don't have access to the console.
I've seen a solution/tutorial on this forum except that it requires to remove Linux, which is not at all my scope.
Thanks

Answer:Recover Windows 7 boot on dual boot system with GRUB masterboot

   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.

NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.


1) Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows



2) Fix MBR.



NOTE: As you have Linux installed, the above only works for 1 in 1000, must likely you will need to reinstall.
Good luck.

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Yeah I went and did something stupid. -.- I had a dual boot of Vista/Ubuntu and I deleted the Ubuntu partition in vista and rebooted the comp before correcting the Boot menu. So now when I re-start I get this:

Loading GRUB stage 1.5

Loading...
Error 22
_

I have run just about every test I know of. I'm running a Vista home on a Dell XPS 410.
I've already ran chkdsk, all of Dell's utilities, Windows Vista Startup Repair, etc.
Can someone help please?

EDIT: Would fdisk /mbr correct my problem?

Okay now I understand what the problem is. The GRUB is looking for a partition that is not there, and the binary isn't matching up. I'm at work right now so I have no way to test to fix it. I just want to make sure I know how before I head home.

Options:
fdisk /mbr
FIXBOOT
FIXMBR

I think bootrec.exe /fixmbr and /fixboot will correct my issue. I would like to run it by you guys first.
 

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One more awesome reason to use Hotmail !!
Now even if you have emptied your Deleted items box, you can under special circumstances retrieve the deleted mail !!
I faced this problem, I deleted one of my very important email and also emptied the deleted items folder then after few days when i required that email, i come to know that it was deleted by me, now what to do ??
Then I made a request in the WindowsLiveHelp forum hoping for any help and as usual Microsoft buddies are always happy and ready to help Jordan C and Sharon S there from Live was really nice enough to help me to retrieve my deleted mail. Check my Thread there | Deleted my some important emails by mistake
Hats off to the Windows Live Hotmail team !!
Switch to Windows Live Mail, the best mailing service on Internet..

Answer:Retrieve deleted mail in Hotmail even after emptying your Deleted items folder

This is truly amazing !
Boy, but I hope that after reading your thread they are not flooded with such requests
Honestly but ... hats off to these guys for being so helpful!

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hi... i need help plz.... i wanted to Retrieve deleted mail in Hotmail .. i deleted them but now after so long... i need them... is there any way i can retrieve them? i really need those please

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i assume. just some temp file folder in my vista stsyem now when i clear the cache and all the histroy and reload it reloads images(im designing a website) that ive fixed(it reloads th images that i had to fix)
 

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How can I change Outlook so that all my deleted files are deleted rather than being sent into the "Deleted" folder?

There must be a way?

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how to retrieve deleted email after emptying deleted folder
thank you!

Answer:how to retrieve deleted email after emptying deleted folder

Please see: Recover deleted mail from Outlook.com Deleted folder Recover deleted emails from Windows Live Hotmail http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/wind...ms-folder.html

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Hi all, I made a dumb mistake of trying to uninstall linux by deleting the partitions and then remaking a normal windows partition, then formatting that drive. Originally it was a dual boot system, it had Win ME and RedHat 9. I got a new machine and that has RH9, and I want to use the old machine for windows. Now everytime I boot up the computer, it brings me to the old GRUB Boot loader. I used the GUI interface, which was much easier to understand, but I'm guessing that went away when I formatted the drive.
Also, unless I left one partition out, the Boot Loader must have installed on my MBR...

So, can someone please tell me how to use the GRUB loader to boot windows? I have no idea how to use the text version. Also, if it did install onto my MBR, how would I remove/fix it?

All help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Ok...
The other day i try to load xp and it hangs. I have a dual boot sys with XPprosp1 and redhat with GRUB as my loader. I try safe mode xp and it hangs on agp440. So i try to boot from the xp cd to recovery console. Unfortunately i screw up when inputting my admin password and it kicks me. I try again but now i can't boot from the cd. After bios it says "boot from cd" but then jumps right to GRUB, completelt bypassing the boot cd AND a boot disk. I can get to redhat fine (thank god) but cant get to the recovery console. Did i screw myself permanently when i flubbed the admin passwd or is it GRUB?
 

Answer:grub won't let me boot from xp cd

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I installed linux ubuntu onto my new laptop which was originally rinning windows vista ultimat 64-bit, in order to dual boot them, I chose in the llinux install to install grub, a bootloader designed for linux. I decided I didn't want linux anymore and deleted it's partitions. This was stupid, I turned on my computer the next day and apparently the grub bootloader was dependant on files on the partition so, now it won't let me boot to just windows, and I can't just exit grub and get to the vista bootloader either; once grub opens, it says it's starting, then displays






ERROR 22



After that, I'm forced to shutdown. I've tried to use the startup repair feature in the vista os dvd, but it says nothing is wrong, since you can boot vista perfectly fine after you get past the grub bootloader, which I believe the startup check this feature performs begins after the grub thing comes up. I've tried doing things in bcdedit, but haven't found anything that has worked.

I need a way to either uninstall the grub bootlaoder (yes, uninstall the bootloader, we can do this because the vista one is fully intact and would pop up after grub while I was still able to boot normally before I stupidly wiped the linux partitions) or I need a way to bypass the grub bootloader to get to the vista bootloader.

Also, please no idiots telling me to change my BIOS boot device priority to boot from cd first, obviously I'm able to boot from my Vista os dvd in order to ge... Read more

Answer:Grub (a bootloader for linux) won't let me through to vista bootloader

Originally Posted by kautzken



Also, please no idiots telling me to change my BIOS boot device priority to boot from cd first, obviously I'm able to boot from my Vista os dvd in order to get to the recovery features, I want to boot from the hd not a cd.



When requesting help from us, it's best to be polite.

1. download EasyBCD
2. install it
3. go to 'Manage Bootloader' tab
4. select 'reinstall the vista bootloader' (this may be different)
5. click on 'Write MBR'
6. go to 'Add/Remove entries' tab
7. select Linux tab
(should be)
type: grub
name: neosmart grub
drive: (select drive that says something like 'Linux native')
8. Add entry
9. repeat 7 & 8 but the drive should be 'linux swap'

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Can I recover messages I accidentally deleted in Outlook Express of Windows 2000XP? These messages were in their own file but somehow got moved to a subfile of the Deleted Items folder. In trying to removed the Deleted Items folder the sub-folder went with it. There were a large number of messages I had received via e-mail that I intended to keep.
 

Answer:Recovering deleted items after the folder was deleted.

dont install anything else on your system for it cant overwrite any data you want to recover there are many programs that can recover PST files for outlook and dbx files outlook express here are some ttp://www.oemailrecovery.com/
 

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Hi, Could someone please tell me why my deleted messages are deleted from the computer instead of going to my Deleted Items Folder? I "do not" have the box checked from Menus - Options - Advanced - Maintenance - Empty messages from the "Deleted Items" folder on exit. Your help would be most appreciated. Thanks, Ray

Answer:Deleted Items Folder: Where Are The Deleted Messages

Has it ever worked properly?

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does anyone know of a free email recovery program.
i have stupidly deleted my mail and emptied my deleted folder

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Acer Aspire 5349 laptop running
Windows 7
6gb ram
rest is stock
 
My HDD Failed and stopped booting, i was getting "No boot device found" when i woke up in the morning but then i'd reboot and it was fine, one day it wasn't fine and stopped booting. Now if i let it try and boot after post i can hear it working hard but it just goes to black.
I've had problems with this HDD before so my plan was to boot to a recuse USB, backup my data and then reinstall windows but I can't get any USB to boot.
 
I've made a Kaspersky and a Gparted USB and both give me "Grub Error symbol grub isprint not found"
then goes into rescue mode.
Does anyone know why this is happening? I have zero clue as to what to do, this has always worked in the past. 
 
Edit: So i tried to make a windows install usb and now it just goes to what looks like a full screen command prompt with the under score blinking.

Answer:Can't boot from USB - Grub Error

So, the Kaspersky and GParted USB drives can both successfully enter Rescue Mode?  It's just that there's an error before they do it?
If that's the case, then it's likely that this is a bug in GRUB:  https://www.google.com/search?q=Grub+Error+symbol+grub+isprint+not+found&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
 
If that's not the case, then try the bootable MemTest86+ USB (free from here:  http://www.memtest.org/#downiso )
If that works, then the system appears OK (and I'd have to wonder about the Kaspersky and GParted USB drives)

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Acer Aspire 5349 laptop running
Windows 7
6gb ram
rest is stock

My HDD Failed and stopped booting, i was getting "No boot device found" when i woke up in the morning but then i'd reboot and it was fine, one day it wasn't fine and stopped booting. Now if i let it try and boot after post i can hear it working hard but it just goes to black.
I've had problems with this HDD before so my plan was to boot to a recuse USB, backup my data and then reinstall windows but I can't get any USB to boot.

I've made a Kaspersky and a Gparted USB and both give me "Grub Error symbol grub isprint not found"
then goes into rescue mode.
Does anyone know why this is happening? I have zero clue as to what to do, this has always worked in the past.

Answer:Can't boot from USB - Grub Error

I wouldn't use GParted for data rcovery, it is a Partition Editor. Use a Regular Linux distro, like Ubuntu, or Fedora etc.

Use Linux Live USB Creator, http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

Once created, use the distros file manager to navigate to your windows hard drive, copy and paste your data to your recovery location.

Check to make sure your failed drive is recognized in the BIOS.

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Yes, I know this question belongs in the kali linux forum. Here it is there:
https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...e-does-GRUB-go
This forum is just way more helpful.
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I am trying to do a dual boot on windows 10 with a Gateway NE56R49U laptop.
My partitions are in the following picture: [ ext4 is where Kali is going]
http://imgur.com/B7gAo3v

Which partition do I install GRUB to?
ie: (/dev/sda)

Do I have to do anything to get it to boot correctly since linux requires Legacy Bios and Windows requires UEFI? If so, what? If I wanted to install Ubuntu, should I do that first and then install Kali? Would that make this easier for me?

I appreciate all the help I can get.
Thanks.

Answer:Where would I put GRUB for a dual boot?

It depends which bootloader you want to use. Personally, I use Grub, specifically Burg - this is what it looks like:

I have Mint and Windows on my SSD (dev/sda) - which has Grub in that MBR.

Recently I messed with the partitions on my second HDD (dev/sdb) and lost Windows boot - Grub's osprober found windows OK but windows still would not boot
Macruim Reflect's "fix Windows boot" only managed to overwrite Grub, but the boot error persisted.
The way I fixed it was re-installing Grub from Live, then running diskpart from the Win install media to get the system and windows drive letters - ran chkdsk /f /r on both those - came out clean - what fixed it was bcdboot [windows drive letter]:/windows.

Just relaying my experience as something to bear in mind when setting yours up.

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I have got two HDs, Segate and Western Digital, each one 40 GB. Connected to one cable to IDE0 (Segate is master and the Western Digital is slave).


First HD Segate (master or hda) is divided to :

15 GB NTFS for XP, 5 GB FAT32 for Storage, and 20 GB NTFS for win2003,,,,I had already installed both windows (XP and 2003).


Second HD Western Digital (slave or hdb) is divided to :

20 GB Solaris (hdb1,,,to be installed later) , 5 GB NTFS for Storage (hdb2) , 500 MB Linux swap (hdb3), 14.5 GB ext3 Linux (hdb4).

I installed Linux FC4 on hdb4 and chose option for GRUB bootloader to be installed on : " /dev/hda Master Boot Record (MBR) ".

When I finished the installation of Linux, I was greeted by GRUB, but when I tried to boot into windows, I received this error message :

Booting "Windows"

rootnoverify (hd1,0)

chaninloader+1

Why was the partition for windows numbered with hd1,0,,,,it should be hd0 because both windows were installed on first hard disk (i.e hd0, not hd1) ?

Why was the root showing hd(0,3), I had installed Linux on hdb (hd1) not hda (hd0) ?



fdisk -l

Code:
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40016019456 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 1824 14651248+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1825 2432 4883760 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
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Answer:hda and hdb,GRUB to boot windows

If you go to GRUB's command line and type root (hd1,0), does it show the correct partition type for Windows?

If so, you probably need to map the drives the other way around in GRUB, by

map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)

Add those before root commands.
 

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I have XP on hd 0 (160 gb) suse and ubuntu on a secound Hd (40 gb) no problems.Decided to give more space to Linux so secound drive now (160 Gb) split between suse and ubuntuBut i have to use a boot disc to get Xp running.if i leave boot disk out grub works and and will boot suse not ubuntu dose not list the ubuntu.If i swap the secound Hd for the smaller one with both linux on them Grub works fine XP Suse or Ubuntu.Also i am have in a lot of problems with sound and flash on new drive but refrences to smaller drive show me nothing missing.any ideas. Thanks

Answer:grub canot boot new hd

Have a look at easyBCD; click here

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hi there

ive been trying to install linux on my PC for a while .. ive tried Red Hat, knoppix, SUSE 9.2, Fedora core 3 and core 4 ... not that they dont get installed BUT cannot make the system dualboot.... and because i can not get the internet configured properly , I end up deleting linux ..
Since this year i still havent tried any linux yet ... i decided to have another go.... downloaded Fedora Core 5 (since its quiet a new release)...

The only way i maneged to install FC 5 is when i unplugged the XP SATA drive from the PC otherwise there was a no go... (it was the same for the other linux versions aswell) as soon as i unpluged the XP hdd the installation ran as smooth as a hot knive through butter

by the way FC5 is installed on a IDE(PATA) drive and the XP is on a SATA drive

now i have FC5 and XP on the PC but if i want to boot XP i have to unplug the FC5 HDD...
when i was installing FC5 i also installed GRUB with XP(as a non-detected during install)... when i choose to run XP from the GRUB menu i get an error..(no device ..)

the entry for XP in GRUB :

rootnoverify (hd0, 0)
chainloader +1

how can i change the GRUB code to make it look for XP on the SATA drive........ the posts and forums ive looked so far dont help much , at least they dont help me... im sure the solution is probably a simple one...

any help would be apreciated

PS : I can start FC5 from GRUB no problem... and ive set XP as default (in GRUB)..
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Answer:dual boot and GRUB... help ...

Assuming Windows is actually able to boot with the changed drive ordering..

The rootnoverify line says which BIOS hard drive GRUB should look at. You can try sth like "rootnoverify (hd1,0)"

Mind you, operating systems usually fail to boot when hard drive ordering changes.
 

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Hello forums,
I recently successfully installed an Ubuntu/Windows 8.1 dual-boot, however soon stripped the Ubuntu partitions using Partition manager in Windows. I accidentally rebooted my system while faffing around in some advanced options and am now stuck in GRUB without means of a rescue drive. Any help would be much appreciated,

Ben

Answer:Grub boot nightmare

Do you not have any external bootable media for your system? Do you have any way of getting some version, possibility even a Windows 7 or the 8.1 Enterprise version so you can make a bootable DVD or flash drive?

Did you install Ubuntu as a Legacy install, or a UEFI? Have you tried using the Bios to set the Windows Boot Manager as primary boot device, or use a Boot Device Menu to see if there are options other than the GRUB?

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Yes, I know this question belongs in the kali linux forum. Here it is there:
https://forums.kali.org/showthread.p...e-does-GRUB-go
This forum is just way more helpful.
////
I am trying to do a dual boot on windows 10 with a Gateway NE56R49U laptop.
My partitions are in the following picture: [ ext4 is where Kali is going]
http://imgur.com/B7gAo3v

Which partition do I install GRUB to?
ie: (/dev/sda)

Do I have to do anything to get it to boot correctly since linux requires Legacy Bios and Windows requires UEFI? If so, what? If I wanted to install Ubuntu, should I do that first and then install Kali? Would that make this easier for me?

I appreciate all the help I can get.
Thanks.

Answer:Where would I put GRUB for a dual boot?

It depends which bootloader you want to use. Personally, I use Grub, specifically Burg - this is what it looks like:

I have Mint and Windows on my SSD (dev/sda) - which has Grub in that MBR.

Recently I messed with the partitions on my second HDD (dev/sdb) and lost Windows boot - Grub's osprober found windows OK but windows still would not boot
Macruim Reflect's "fix Windows boot" only managed to overwrite Grub, but the boot error persisted.
The way I fixed it was re-installing Grub from Live, then running diskpart from the Win install media to get the system and windows drive letters - ran chkdsk /f /r on both those - came out clean - what fixed it was bcdboot [windows drive letter]:/windows.

Just relaying my experience as something to bear in mind when setting yours up.

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When ever i try to turn my pc on it shows GRUB on a black screen
i have installed WUBI 9.04 ubantu linux now i cant log in to any os

Sorry if in wrong section

Answer:GRUB Shows at boot up

Boot with your Win7 installation CD. When prompted, press R to repair or select repair in the GUI if that apears, select your Win7 installation to repair. Probably #1
Enter the administrator password if you are prompted for it.
To repair the MBR, type in this command: fixmbr hit enter
You will get some prompts, type Y and hit enter to carry out the repair.
Type exit to leave the console and then reboot.

You will loose the dual boot for WUBI into Ubuntu, but it will/should get you back into windows bootup. If you are triple booting you may loose that as well.

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Question: Grub Boot Loader

Installed the grub boot loader when i installed linux onto my second drive, now the problem is, if i remove the second drive, my computer will not load the Windows OS....how do i remove the grub boot loader and put it back to default.(startin up windows XP)

Answer:Grub Boot Loader

fixed it, just had to run the recovery console from XP boot CD then do the FIXMBR command, kind of a pain with the SATA drivers i had to find and install for it to even recognize my SATA drive....stupid windows

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Question: GRUB boot loader

Hey Guys,

I was just getting started trying to have a Knoppix / XP Pro dual boot, but i'm not really sure how to set up the GRUB boot loader. I've found a 62 page manual on their site about it, but that seems really overwhelming. How hard is it to work with once you get the gist of it? I want to know what i'm about to try to tackle. Thanks

edit: also, does LILO happen to be easier to use?
 

Answer:GRUB boot loader

I set up grub via command line when I was much more of a noob than I am now. Pretty simple. My grub.conf looks like this:


Code:
[bradt][grub]# cat grub.conf
default 0
timeout 30

splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz


title=Gentoo Linux (2.6.4)
root (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,1)/kernel-2.6.4 root=/dev/hda4


title=Windows XP
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


title=Gentoo Linux (2.6.5)
root (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,1)/kernel-2.6.5 root=/dev/hda
In grub, everything starts at 0, so if you had three options, they would be 0, 1, and 2. If you have 2 harddrives, they would be hd0 and hd1. If you had four partitions, they would be 0, 1, 2, 3, etc.

The first block sets it to load option 0 (Gentoo with the 2.6.4 kernel) if no keys are pressed after 30 seconds

Second block sets the background image, found on my boot partition.

Third, fourth, and fifth blocks set the options.


As long as you know where your kernel is and how your drives are partitioned, you shouldn't have any problems.
 

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Goal: Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and have an NTFS partition for both OS.

Problem: When creating Logical Partitions with any Linux partition tool(Gparted, cfdisk) the Linux swap and ext 4 partitions shows up on Windows 7 as primary partitions outside of the Extended partition while the NTFS partition shows up inside the Extended partition as logical drive. Disk management shows 5 primary partitions and 1 logical drive inside an extended partition.(As seen in Disk1.jpg attachment) I'm using MBR.(not UEFI)

I can create the partitions in Windows 7 disk management and choose not to format the two logical partitions used for Linux. I can then use the mkswap and mkfs.ext4 command to format the partitions.(See Disk2.jpg attachment)

Questions:
Why is Windows 7 disk management not showing my partitions correctly when I use a Linux tool to partition the disk? Will this cause any problems with Windows 7? I'm afraid of making Windows 7 unbootable.(although it booted just fine I do plan on using EasyBCD to add an entry to load the grub bootloader for Linux)

If I partition my disk with Windows 7 disk management(as seen in Disk2.jpg) will that cause any problems for Linux?

What is the recommended way to handle this? What are the downsides to each way?

Note: I'm a bit of a linux noob.

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I accidentally deleted my RECIPE FOLDER containing several categories of recipes with several files in each folder. I could not find my deleted files in MY Recycle Bin so I recovered my RECIPE FOLDER by restoring my system to an earlier date. Now that I have recovered My RECIPE FOLDER, all my files are now script and cannot be read. These are recipes that I have been collecting for over 8 years. It's a treasure to me. How do I return these script files to normal. My folder was stored on an HP Pavilion Laptop using Windows 7.
Thanks to any helpers on this forum who can assist me.....Carlyle

Answer:Accidentally deleted a folder in Windows 7 and now restored folder files are script

could you attach an example of one of these files to a post so we can have a look and see whats happened to them for you?

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I tried different versions of Ubuntu to see what works and what doesn't. The last time I installed Ubuntu I specified 'nvme0' as the drive to boot form, instead of 'nvme0n1'. That was a mistake. When it rebooted after the installation was finished I found myself staring at a red grub boot menu telling me:
GNU GRUB  version 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3*If you are seeing this menu, your installation has failed. Choose from the following options for debugging purposes: Single user mode Automated installation of Ubuntu 16.04 (Default)
When choosing 'Automated installation' it sort of re-installs, without giving me any option of configuring the installation. It ends up booting in the same red grub boot menu.
Choosing 'Single user mode' makes it do some stuff and then I see:
Welcome to rescue mode! After logging in, type...Press Enter for maintenance(or press Control-D to continue): _
I press Control-D and a version of Ubuntu launches.

I also tried inserting the dell recovery USB-stick I made and then launching it via the bios boot menu. But again I go straight to the red grub boot menu.
Logically thinking I'd say grub need to be removed from the nvme0 disk. I have no clue how to do that though. I don't even know what it is actually. You'd say 'nvme0n1p1' through 4 are the partitions and 'nvme0n1' is the disk. But what then is 'nvme0'?
Anyone an idea what I could try?

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Hi all
I have been giving a laptop with vista and Linux installed on it I have removed Linux from the laptop but now would like to remove grub as the boot manager I don't have a vista disk as it was a different partion for the restore can anyone advise as I would like to reinstall vista

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Recently I have bought an HP Notebook - 14-ac003tu laptop and successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate. I did not delete pre-installed partitions like DOS and HPDocs. I found that when I turn on the computer, it displays boot manager (looks like GRUB - I am familiar with Linux) that made me have to wait 30 seconds or click 'Enter' or 'b' button to boot Windows 7. I am sure it was not Windows Boot Manager, since I am familiar with it's display. My question is: How to hide the boot manager, so I can automatically boot to Windows 7 after I turn on the computer?Looking forward for responds from anyone.

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Hello so I just got the acer swift 3 and I managed to install ubuntu on it. However whenever I start up the computer goes straight to the acer screen and doesn't load the grub boot menu. Also when I hit f12 to change my boot setting the only thing that shows up is the HDD(SSD). Does anyone know how to get the grub boot menu on this computer?

Answer:Ubuntu Grub not showing up on boot

  Here's what I did (I don't have your computer model). I went in to UEFI settings and created a supervisor password.I made sure secure boot was enabled.I added Grub (grubx64.efi) to the trusted secure boot settings. I've tried to help about 6 different people but am 0h for 6.  So am not sure if my suggestion will help. 

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I had win xp sp2. I decided to install ubuntu 5.10. I partitioned about 30 gigs for ubuntu. I dudnt use ubuntu so i wanted to remove it. I used partition magic to delete the 2 partitions that were made by ubuntu then i formatted them to be ntfs and had to change the cluster size of one of them to merge them. Then i merged both with my main winxp partition. Partition manager does not apply any changes untill you apply, so it was going to make all of these changes after i pick apply. I needed to reboot, so i did and a few secs after it started doing its thing, i got an error saying that it could not lock a locked partition. I decided to forget ubuntu and just let it have my 30 gigs for now. However, i could not boot into windows or unbuntu cuz GRUB got messed up. I got error 22. Then i used hirens boot cd and i did sometjhing (forgot what :-/) then grub gave me error 17. I put in a clean hdd and installed win 2k on it and thats what im on now. How can i remove grub boot loader thru windows 2k?

EDIT: Windows 2k says the disk is not formatted and so i cannot access it. I could get to it by using an ubuntu or dynebolic live cd, or by putting it in my bro's pc with winxp sp2.

Answer:Removing GRUB Boot loader

you need to restore your mbr back to normal. here is restorembr

http://rapidshare.de/files/14723726/RESTOREMBR.zip.html

or fix your ntldr if it is too late too run the above

http://rapidshare.de/files/14723760/fixntldr.exe.html

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Hello,

This is my first post as I have really struggled to find an answer to my questions I felt it was now appropriate!

So my problem is that I not only have a screwed installation of Windows 7 Premium x64 on my second harddrive, I have a messed up version of grub on my primary harddrive.

I recently bought 2 ssd's to put into my Dell LX702 as it can with 2 regular hdd's. The previous hdd's had windows 7 home premium x64 and honestly NEVER failed it.

As the young innocent fool I was I put fedora on the two newly inserted SSD's in my laptop. The reason was I wanted it for development but I forgot the games are rubbish so thought I would move back to play something decent.

Anyway I formatted the ssd's and started the installation and then grub would load up on the primary ssd and fail when the windows 7 restart is required during installation. Grub would go into its saftey recovery mode (As fedora was gone) and sit doing nothing. Now after a lot of installation things suggested to re-install the boot manager with the console and nothing happening I kind of gave up. It then materialized that if I chose the second ssd to boot from (again at the restart during the installation) it worked fine! this meant that the windows 7 install is on my second ssd! This is not to bad as I just changed the boot order.

However the great god Zeus has come down and ruined that for me as I can not install ANY of the windows updates and the installation likes to crash an awful lot!... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 with grub and boot manager

Hello Budlee, welcome to Seven Forums!


I don't have a lot of time right now so I'm going to give you some reading to start, have a look through the information at the links below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key



To over-write the Grub boot-loader.



   Information

It may be a help to over-write the HDD Master Boot Record (MBR) before you start any other procedure using the diskpart clean command, rather than the clean all; it takes just seconds to complete so you will have "unallocated" space to use either the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) or use diskpart to create them, however you choose. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup
If you want to completely wipe / over-write the entire Hard Disk Drive of any possible format errors, malware infection, for security purposes or just to get the best possible place to install Windows to, have a look at these tutorials. Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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Hi
I used WUBI to install Ubuntu. Now, it shows the windows 7 boot loader, then when you go to Ubuntu, GRUB shows, and you have the option for Ubuntu or 7...again. So, i went into 7, took ownership of Boot.INI, defaulted ubuntu, and still nothing. Now, the Win boot loader shows "Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu, and Windows(default)" on three seperate lines. Whats a guy to do?
 

Answer:Windows boot loader vs. GRUB

zDawg32 said:





Hi
I used WUBI to install Ubuntu. Now, it shows the windows 7 boot loader, then when you go to Ubuntu, GRUB shows, and you have the option for Ubuntu or 7...again. So, i went into 7, took ownership of Boot.INI, defaulted ubuntu, and still nothing. Now, the Win boot loader shows "Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu, and Windows(default)" on three seperate lines. Whats a guy to do?Click to expand...

Wubi installs Linux inside Windows. Live desktop installs GRUB...
 

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Ok.., Hi Guys & Girls.

To start off - Moderators you may like to move this post to another thread if its not suited here!.

I have spent a week of nights trying every posted solution I could find in the end I had to come up with a solution of my own.., I have posted this in the hope that it helps anyone with a similar problem.

My objective was to dual boot Vista and XP on a HP laptop "So one HDD" with a linux distro installed on a backup partition along with images of the vista and xp drives. -Laptops are for a mobile classroom-.

I wanted both of the installations to look like they were the only os when the pc has booted, So both vista and xp installed to their own C: drive. while being unable to see the other os's partition.

Up front problems:

-I only have a copy of the Vista restore cd's for the laptop and no normal Vista install cd.

-I needed to hide one drive from another.

-I did not know how to go about installing two different copy's of windows on the same hard drive without having different partition letters/drive letters.

-I needed a backup solution that would work under linux so that the students couldn't just play with it.
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There may be better solutions around -Here is mine-

This is in order of events.

-Restore vista install from recovery cd's
-shrink the vista partition = Right click on computer go to manage "disk management"
-Reboot into... Read more

Answer:Dual Boot Vista & XP with Grub

If there are any questions please let me know and I will get back to you when I can ... Cheers.. l8r

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My PC has Windows XP and Linux operating together with GRUB boot loader. I have to reload XP, and when I insert windows OS CD, it encounters GRUB boot loader and hangs.

How to reload XP... i.e. how to get past GRUB boot loader.

Murali
 

Answer:Reloading XP on PC with GRUB boot loader

One effective way to bypass this is use a live CD, specifically G-Parted (Gnome Partition Editor).

Download ISO, Burn to disc, load it in your system on boot... From there, all you need to do is reformat the drive and then load your XP disc. All should be fine from there.

G-Parted: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
* Remember, get the Live CD.
 

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Hi all. Took the plunge and installed linux to experiment on and eventually try getting it to be my main way to access the web. However currently in the training phase I am using Windows more as I get accustomed to all the ins and outs as I still have to get the wireless in my computer to work so require windows to access the web. How do you make windows so it boots first and not ubuntu linux with the Grub loader 0.97?

Answer:GRUB loader and making XP boot first

You need to edit a text file called menu.lstSo in a terminal enter sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lstEnter your root password.This will open your text editor with full admin (root) permissions.The relevant section of my menu.lst is shown below. You need to move the section in between the (( )) up to just beneath # # End default options # #The (( )) are just added for clarity.Then save and exit.## ## End Default Options ##title Ubuntu, 6.06 LTS kernel 2.6.15-27-686 (on /dev/hda6)root (hd0,5)kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-27-686 root=/dev/hda6 ro quiet initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-27-686savedefaultboottitle Ubuntu, 6.06 LTS kernel 2.6.15-27-686 (recovery mode) (on /dev/hda6)root (hd0,5)kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-27-686 root=/dev/hda6 ro single initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-27-686savedefaultboottitle Kubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-27-386root (hd2,4)kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-27-386 root=/dev/hdf5 ro quiet splashinitrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-27-386savedefaultboottitle Kubuntu, kernel 2.6.15-27-386 (recovery mode)root (hd2,4)kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-27-386 root=/dev/hdf5 ro singleinitrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-27-386boott### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian# ones.title Other operating systems:# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing# linux installation on /dev/hdj7title Xandros 3.02 OCroot (hd6,6)chainloader +1(( # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-l... Read more

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I am stuck.

Fresh install of everything:
* 10mb partition in the front for Grub to live
* Allowed Win7 (enterprise, 64bit) to make its 100mb partition next
* Win7 "C" drive next (175gb)
* Ubuntu (ext3) partition next (~75gb)
Everything was going ok - both Win7 & Ubuntu were co-existing nicely. Ran Symantec Ghost and made an image of the whole disk. Even copied the image back to the computer - and it worked great.

Began installing apps into Win7 - in particular, Visual Studio 2008. Ran Windows Update, installed ok - but wanted to restart. Restarted.

Now in infinite loop where it flashes "grub" on the screen and goes right back to the Bios screen and boots again.
Searched this forum - tried to run a win7 Startup Repair as recommended. Nadda.
Tried to copy the disk image back to the computer and start over w/ installing apps.
STILL NADDA
Now I'm stuck. Advice?

Answer:Dual boot - now Grub is trashed

Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony - windows 7 - Lifehacker

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I haven't downloaded sysinfo because it is another computer I have the problem with.
I told someone that I wanted to get rid of the ubuntu that is duel booted with xp on my desktop computer. Thinking that they were helping me they deleted the ubuntu os. This left me with an inability to access the xp, and a screen that has "grub rescue" on it. I don't know if this it the correct place to post this problem. If it is not please move it and let me know.
 

Answer:Solved: remove grub and boot to XP

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I have deleted Ubuntu off my pc but I now cant boot into Vista, I keep getting a grub error22 mesage at start up. I have followed all the threads in this forum but cant seem to get it working. please help

Answer:Vista wont boot because of grub

I don't have the first idea what Grub is! But out of interest I browsed a few websites and came across this: click hereAny help?

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