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Win XP CD not booting from GRUB

Question: Win XP CD not booting from GRUB

I've a dual boot machine running XP Pro and openSuse 10.3 using GRUB as booloading. Recently I developed some problems in windows after a virus attack and windows is not working. When I try to start in safe mode 'safe mode' apperas at the four corners of the screen and the screen remains black.
Linux is working fine.

I've decided to repair windows. I've changed the BIOS option to boot from my DVD drive first. But even though from the GRUB option when I choose windows it's not booting at all. The XP CD is fine and working perfectly in another computer.

Is it a GRUB problem or anything else?

Please help

Thanks in advance

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Preferred Solution: Win XP CD not booting from GRUB

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Answer: Win XP CD not booting from GRUB

Once you performed a repair install on XP new default entries were entered into the mbr for Windows replacing Grub as the boot loader. You would now have to add XP back into it as a boot option.

Are you dual booting across more then one drive? Grub may be on one while the other contains the XP boot files.

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So I wanted to delete Ubuntu from my laptop dual boot so I deleted it's partition. Then I went to reset my pc completly because I'm selling it, and when it went to reboot, a console prompt came up saying GNU GRUB version 2.02. I have no idea what this is and have no idea how to operate it. I have close to 0 knowledge about pcs so I am stuck. Rebooting only brings me back to the same console prompt. I am using a Toshiba Satellite L50-B.

Answer:GNU GRUB problems while booting

Grub is the Linux bootloader which allows you to choose which operating system to run at startup. This should help you to restore the Windows bootloader.

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Hi Everyone been a while since I have been on here.

This is not really a Windows 7 Problem more a general Computer issue. I'm posting in Win7 Forum because that's what original was on the Desktop.

I made a multi-boot USB stick so I could load different OS's on it to do installs. As well as some system tools (UBCD). One on particular Desktop I'm trying to boot to the Grub menu to select the UBCD to run a test on the RAM. When ever I boot the desktop to the USB stick it doesn't seem to recognize that there is a GRUB menu on it and boots directly into the Windows7home.iso.
I have created a second one just to see if it could be something weird with the stick, but still same result. As well I tested the sticks on other test PC i have around and they all boot to the GRUB menu.
I know your thinking just take the RAM out and put it in another PC to test it. I tried that as well, none of the other PC's Motherboards are compatible with that stick. I have resorted to getting a random HDD installing Windows 7 and running Windows ram Diagnostic (So that's taken care off).

I checked the BIOS to see if there was any option to enable/disable that would allow to boot, but nothing that sticks out to me.
What do you think causes that PC to not boot to the USB GRUB menu?
I'm in the process of updating the BIOS to see if that will help but if anyone has any other ideas post them.

Thanks

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Hello everyone. I have a dual boot with grub. I have win7 with grub installed with it, and winXP as my second hard drive. My problem is that I need to format Win7 because It will not run backup successfully. It stops half way through and then stops. So I want to format Win 7, and reinstall it to get rid of a suspected virus. Will grub be erased when I reinstall Win 7. If It erases Win & then I cannot use Win XP either.

Answer:Dual Booting with grub.

Hello noel1d, welcome to Seven Forums!



Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.


How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Answer:Repair Grub booting, there is probably a chance to?

Hej Andry, v?lkommen till Ten Forums.

Ten Forums ?r en engelskt sajt, alla posten ska vara p? engelska eller inneh?lla en engelsk ?vers?ttning. Med det sagt, jag f?resl?r att du tar det h?r upp p? Ubuntu / Linux forum, f?r det verkar vara en Grub / Linux problem.

Hello Andry, welcome to the Ten Forums.

Ten Forums is an English site, all the posts must be in English or contain an English translation. Having said that, I suggest you take this up on Ubuntu / Linux forums, for it seems to be a Grub / Linux problem.

Kari

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Essentially I have dug a hole deeper and deeper, and now I am stuck.
So I had a normal Windows 10 computer and tried to dual boot Kali Linux. I shrunk the hard drive and ran Kali through a USB all worked fine. Once I installed it and tried to boot into it, the login page was blank except for the default background. When I restarted it, I couldn't get into windows because an error that stated "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change may be why" etc etc. I pressed enter and it got me into the Kali boot loader, where I could select Kali or advanced. In advanced, there was an option called windows recovery, which led straight into my original windows. Windows was working, but I had to get through Kali to do so.
Later on, I wanted to redo the whole Kali dual boot thing. I deleted the partition in windows disk management, and also saw what may have been the culprit, which was the Windows Partition hadn't been set as the active one, whatever that means. I restarted with the USB with Kali plugged in. The error message popped up once again, but now there is a grub recovery terminal after I press enter. I have tried doing LS in the grub loader, f8 when the computer started to boot and load all the options. But it hasn't worked yet. I don't have any data that is TOO important, but still, I would like to get back to windows. I have the possibility of getting the windows recovery disk, but I would like to avoid that path seeing as I don't think I have one...
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Answer:Windows 10 Not Booting, Going to Grub Recovery Fro

Changing and altering the partition would definitely caused the problems. If you have a full Windows recovery USB booting from this should allow you to restore the hard drive/computer back to how you originally got it, it may delete everything or it may put files etc into a folder called Windows.old.
If you want to duel boot Kali Linux it would be easier to install it onto a second Hard.

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Ett problem SOM pasta ATT man Kan Inte G?ra N?got AT, man Blir tvungen ATT G?ra en ominstallation.

Fel: Ok?nt filsystem
Inmatning rescuse in p? L?ge ...
grub rescuse

JAG HAR Win 10 installerat prim?rt i B?rjan AV h?rddisken and Det ?R Bara Win 10 JAG HAR this Meddelande om.
V?xlingsystemet Linux Ubuntu logiskt i B?rjan AV h?rddisken. Ubuntu ?R Det Inte N?GRA problem Med OCH kor Bara nu 14.04
Nu Har Jag this ORDNING Ubuntu 14.04 / Win 10 i v?xlingsystemet OCH ATT ga ?ver till Win 10 Har webbplatsen FEL uppst?tt.
Win 10 Saknar synd Rad testare, ENDAST den Normala startfilen?
Vad here M?rken v?gen Har Jag Inte en aning Om? JAG HAR f?rs?kt Med Uppdatering f?r Win 10 Utan Resultat i partitonen Gparted SOM ?R till f?r Linux. Jag Tror ATT N?gon Har l?sningen i This FEL, Med Tanke i ATT JAG HAR tillg?ng till Win. ? 10 startfil

Repair Grub boot, Det ?R f?rmodligen en chans?
Ett problem SOM pasta ATT man Inte Kan G?ra N?got AT, M?ste du G?ra en ominstallation.
Fel: ok?nda filsystem Ange rescuse l?ge ... grub rescuse
JAG HAR Win 10 installerat i F?rsta handen jag B?rjan AV h?rddisken and Det ?R bara Win 10 jAG HAR Det here meddelandet. Kopplings Linux Ubuntu logiskt i B?rjan AV h?rddisken. Ubuntu ?R Inte N?GRA problem OCH k?r Just nu 14:04 Nu Har Jag this order Ubuntu 14.04 / Win 10 i kopplingssystemet OCH Byta till Win 10, intr?ffade felet. Vinna 10 Saknar synd serie testare, Normala Bara h?la startfilen? Vad Det HAR GATT, har Jag Inte en aning? JAG HA... Read more

Answer:Repair Grub booting, there is probably a chance to?

Hej Andry, v?lkommen till Ten Forums.

Ten Forums ?r en engelskt sajt, alla posten ska vara p? engelska eller inneh?lla en engelsk ?vers?ttning. Med det sagt, jag f?resl?r att du tar det h?r upp p? Ubuntu / Linux forum, f?r det verkar vara en Grub / Linux problem.

Hello Andry, welcome to the Ten Forums.

Ten Forums is an English site, all the posts must be in English or contain an English translation. Having said that, I suggest you take this up on Ubuntu / Linux forums, for it seems to be a Grub / Linux problem.

Kari

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Hi all, first time poster (not super tech savvy, unfortunately) here. These forums look great and I hope I can get help/give help in the future! Any help with this issue is greatly appreciated.

Alright, so--

The long and short of it is that I needed to authenticate my Windows 7, and the method I chose to use (don't need to get into specifics here) to do that asked me which computer brand I was licensing under, and gave me all of the computer brand options: Asus, Dell, HP, etc. I'm actually using Windows via Mac's BootCamp, which has worked just fine until this recent issue.

Anyway, in choosing one of the random brands (because Apple wasn't an option, I think I chose Asus because it was the first option) I think I messed up one of my Windows 7's licensing/whatever permissions. After I chose this option, THE ACTIVATION APPEARED SUCCESSFUL--the text in the corner that said "this copy of windows is not genuine" disappeared, and a Windows 7 window popped up saying "restart is required to use all of the features of Windows 7 ultimate",

but then when I restart it stops at a black, DOS looking screen (looks sort of like the recovery mode options, I think it's the boot manager) and says something about a file path like "root / bootmgr" and then "Error 15: file not found...press any key to continue"

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Answer:need a GRUB command to get through windows 7 booting (or other fix)

"(don't need to get into specifics here)"
Afraid we do.
We can't help you with illegal hacks like the windows 7 loader
activation hack software you are trying to use.
 

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Hi there
As Windows to Go is only available for ENTERPRISE versions and booting from a VHD requires there to be an OS already installed on the physical machine I was wondering if we could "Borrow" a trick from Linux.

Is it possible to install a Mini GRUB boot loader on a partition on an external HDD and on a second partition boot a Windows system.

Note here -- I want a RUNNING WINDOWS SYSTEM -- not an install / recovery / "Win PE" type system -- but a full Windows system that will work even if there is NO usable INTERNAL HDD drive in the computer.

Googling shows quite a few ways of either creating an INSTALL disk (HDD) or booting a VHD neither of which are what I want.

Using GRUB and booting an external HDD in theory should work -- and this should "almost replicate" a Windows to Go system.

Anybody tried this and got it working.

(I've had an external USB Linux system with VMware player installed -- that method works but the Windows system is quite slow even on an external USB3 drive -- running a Windows system natively should be a lot better).

I've actually got a spare SSD which I want to use for this -- I replace a 128 GB drive with a new Samsung 256 GB drive as I got a great bargain on it -- 99 GBP LESS 20% VAT which I got back at customs at the airport.

I'll use the SATA==>USB3 connector for connecting to the PC.
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Answer:Booting and Running Windows 8 from USB drive via GRUB

This may be worth a look:
Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive - Windows 7 Support Forums

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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 had a dual boot Vista/Ubuntu but decided to remove Ubuntu because I wanted to switch to 100% Vista and then a Virtual PC with Ubuntu.
So I went into diskmanagement and removed the partitions containing Ubuntu and allocated the free space to my other partitions.
Everything seemed ok. However, when I restarded the computer I get the error mentioned in the title.
I would be forever grateful if someone could take their time and help me with this. I know it's my fault for being stupid but please help.

I tried using my Vista DVD and "repair my PC" but it can't even find my Vista installation... What can I do?

Answer:Trouble Booting (grub Loader Error 22)

The grub loader is looking for Ubuntu - and since it can't find it, it's giving you an error. If you were able to previously boot to your Vista installation and now you can't - I suspect that something in that was done in Disk Management has "hosed" your Windows partition.

If the repair doesn't work, then I'd have to suggest starting over with a full, clean install.

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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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This is a brand new windows 8 system that was sold to a customer. He brought it in for being unable to boot into windows after having used it for a couple of weeks, and he demonstrated the issue to me. It literally just boots to grub. This customer is a basic windows user. No experience with linux or dual booting. He uses it for email. I have never come across this particular problem before, so I ran the normal partition tools to see if the table looked proper for a windows 8 machine. Everything checks out ok, however it is still booting to a grub prompt!!!!

Answer:New windows 8 asus laptop, booting to Grub prompt?

Killdisk first + clean Windows install.

If he never tried to play with Linux and GRUB is on there, something went crazy on him.

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I'm trying to install OpenIndiana on a machine of mine to setup ZFS and i cant get past the grub command line when booting from the CD. I have tried 2 different cd/dvd roms with the same result. I even re-burned the media to a new CD. When it boots, i dont get any options to boot into OpenIndiana.

My hardware:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor ADA4600CUBOX

ASUS M2N AM2 NVIDIA nForce 430 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

2 x A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD2U800B1G5-DRH

MSI NX7300LE-TD256EH GeForce 7300LE 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Syba PCI Express SATA II 4 x Ports RAID Controller Card SY-PEX40008

8x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

1X Seagate 80 GB Ide hard drive (for OS)

1 x LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20

Any help will be appreciated.
 

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Okay, here's the tenitive plan. This PC has a 30 gig hd and a 320 Gb hd.

I want Grub on a separate partition so my system will still boot if I uninstall one of the OS's

30gb
partition 1 -Grub
partition 2 -Arch
Partition 3 Vista


320gb
partition 1 - misc linux files (home directory)
partition 2 - misc vista files
partition 3 - a large partition for data.

Is there anything I'm overlooking?
 

Answer:Dual booting w/ 2 hard drives and seperate partition for Grub.

thats not how I would have set it up...but, anyway
Here is how I do it.

I put Vista on my 200gb drive. Then I split up my 300gb drive into 150gb, then the rest amongst three partitions for nix.

I put all of my Vista data on the 150gb partition, and grub on the /boot partition I set for nix.

Then I use EasyBCD to have the Vista bootloader invoke Grub on the other drive.

No fuss, no muss.
 

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Hi Everyone,I really messed up and would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me. Please. I have a Lenovo Ideapad U410. I had the a dual boot system set up with Ubuntu and Windows 8. For some stupid reason, I thought it would be a great idea to delete my Linux partitions using Windows 8 disk manager. Grub was my default boot manager and was deleted in the process . I've spent a great amount of time reading several threads and forums but to no luck so I thought I'd start a new thread. Please help me.My initial idea was to just boot from my bootable Ubuntu from by USB. However, I don't have access to the BIOS or the boot menu to change the boot order. I've tried a vast amount of combinations on system startup to try and get into the BIOS but nothing works. (F2, Fn+F2, F12, you name it). However, there is also another button on the side of my laptop which launches a Novo Button Menu which presents me with options to select the BIOS and Boot Menu, but it still goes to the grub rescue> terminal when I try to select one of those options.Executing the ls command gets me the following output:(hd0) (hd1) (hd2) (hd2,gpt8) (hd2,gpt7) (hd2,gpt6) (hd2,gpt5) (hd2,gpt4) (hd2,gpt3) (hd2,gpt2) (hd2,gpt1)The most relevant thread I could find was this one:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2207871I tried andrew94's solution of booting into Ubuntu from another PC and installing a copy on a USB stick. However, when I plug in the USB to my non bootable laptop and try to run:ls (hd0)/Th... Read more

Answer:Booting from grub rescue> with no access to BIOS or boot menu - Please Help

Kratos321 wrote:Hi Everyone,I really messed up and would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me. Please. I have a Lenovo Ideapad U410. I had the a dual boot system set up with Ubuntu and Windows 8. For some stupid reason, I thought it would be a great idea to delete my Linux partitions using Windows 8 disk manager. Grub was my default boot manager and was deleted in the process . I've spent a great amount of time reading several threads and forums but to no luck so I thought I'd start a new thread. Please help me.My initial idea was to just boot from my bootable Ubuntu from by USB. However, I don't have access to the BIOS or the boot menu to change the boot order. I've tried a vast amount of combinations on system startup to try and get into the BIOS but nothing works. (F2, Fn+F2, F12, you name it). However, there is also another button on the side of my laptop which launches a Novo Button Menu which presents me with options to select the BIOS and Boot Menu, but it still goes to the grub rescue> terminal when I try to select one of those options.Executing the ls command gets me the following output:(hd0) (hd1) (hd2) (hd2,gpt8) (hd2,gpt7) (hd2,gpt6) (hd2,gpt5) (hd2,gpt4) (hd2,gpt3) (hd2,gpt2) (hd2,gpt1)The most relevant thread I could find was this one:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2207871I tried andrew94's solution of booting into Ubuntu from another PC and installing a copy on a USB stick. However, when I plug in the USB to my non bootable laptop and try to... Read more

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how do i bypass the error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>. i don't have a windows boot disk or usb as it was installed online. i had a partition running ubuntu precise pangolin and it was read and write in windows computer management, so i formatted it (it was a partition of my internal hard drive) and then a blue screen appeared saying creating dump report or file. Then my computer shut down and is now not booting up past the grub screen, saying error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>. i don't even have an ubuntu iso available (because it's on my internal hard drive that is not booting up, i installed ubuntu from a usb and then i deleted those installation files) what i am basically asking is what has happened, if i can bypass the grub boot screen, and is there is any hope of fixing it?

thanks

Jonathon

Answer:BSOD booting up computer, error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>

You are using GRUB bootloader to boot windows in a dual boot environment.

What you need is to update GRUB. You may get some ideas here.

Also I will request Golden to have a look.

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So i had my laptop dual booted with windows and linux but i decided to take linux off cause i was using it in a virtual machine and i wanted more hard drive space so i followed a video tutorial and i used easybcd to fix the mbr and to skip the boot menu but when i restarted my laptop it sent me to the rescue grub loader. so i put in my windows disc that came with the laptop thinking i can repair the windows 7 OS but i won't let me because it's not compatible with my laptop for some reason. Is there any way for me to get back to my old install of windows without having to reinstall it and all my old programs because i had alot of stuff for school on there.

Answer:[SOLVED] Dual booting deletion didnt delete grub loader

i even tried using a program that would reset my mbr but it still went to the grub rescue screen and i looked and the only partitions i have left are the ones that are used for the windows system

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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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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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This is what happens when I turn my computer on. but if restart my computer it fuctions normally. i have an xp os as well as an ubuntu. i was getting this problem even before installing ubuntu. also lately, i am getting a lot of blue screens on my startup asking me to reboot. please help.

Answer:GRUB Loading stage 1.5 GRUB loading?

"i was getting this problem even before installing ubuntu"You won't get a GRUB error on a "pure" XP system. GRUB is generally loaded with Linux, unless you loaded a different distro prior to Ubuntu? Or some sort of boot manager software?"i am getting a lot of blue screens on my startup"Could be a sign of bad RAM or incorrect memory settings. Are there STOP: error codes on the blue screens? Post the error message....

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Question: FC4 and GRUB

I have a box with three hard drives

hde (Windows ME)
hdf (FC2)
hdg (FC3)

The system boots up with GRUB with hdg as the default (uses grub.conf on hdg)
Now I install FC4 on hdf. But on boot up, GRUB is still looking at grub.conf on hdg.
How do I get GRUB to use grub.conf on hdf?

Thanks
 

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Question: Grub?

Greeting fellow Geekathonians,
Does anyone have any experience playing with the bootloader GRUB?
I'm installing Suse and on a second HDD (let's call this HD2) that I put in my XP machine. I want to make as few changes as humanly possible to the HDD with XP on it (HD1). In light of this, I figured I could make HD2 the master HDD and install GRUB and Suse to it.
So far, that seems to have worked out since GRUB and Suse both run fine. The only problem is that it won't boot XP on HD1.
Looking around online, I've found the code I need to put in to GRUB to make that work, but I can't open the file I need to make the needed changes.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for any help!
 

Answer:Grub?

otaku244 said:



Greeting fellow Geekathonians,
Looking around online, I've found the code I need to put in to GRUB to make that work, but I can't open the file I need to make the needed changes.Click to expand...

Hi otaku244
What's the name of the file that you need to modify? In my dual boot, system, I use the Windows NT loader to select either Windows or Linux. My GRUB boot loader is installed on the Linux root partition instead of via the MBR. This way, if I need to repair my Windows installation, it's a much simpler matter.
 

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Recently I had both XP and Ubuntu installed on different partitions on my HDD. GRUB was installed with the Ubunutu install. I decided I didn't want Ubuntu installed anymore, so deleted the partition it was on. This foobed the GRUB install, and it just errors and won't load any OS.

I've lost my original XP cd, so have tried to burn a boot cd, but none of them seem to work, and when I hold 'r' to try to get to the recovery console it only goes to Dr. Dos. Here I try to either re-write the MBR, which it won't do because the original MBR can't be overwritten. Because I can't get to the recovery console I can't do FIXMBR, and fdisk /mbr doesn't get me anywhere.

trying to reinstall ubuntu gets me nowhere as i can't seem to boot from the cd.

So, I'm very stuck, what do I do?

Thanks

-Dan

Answer:GRUB and DR Dos

Please, this is very frustrating.

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I installed an 80GB HDD with Linux to work in sync with my 120GB Windows 7 & and 1TB HDD. I removed the 80 GB to temporarily use in my NAS. Now when I boot up my PC it says GRUB entering rescue mode. How can I get my PC to boot into Windows automatically and get rid of GRUB?

Answer:How to get rid of GRUB

Use EasyBCD to overwrite the bootloader and restore it back to the Windows bootloader.

EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

Just get the free version.

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Question: GRUB

Could anyone point me to a download site for GRUB ? All I could find is an FTP site, I would prefer a normal download, not a fan of FTP myself.
 

Answer:GRUB

Just use the ftp link on the gnu site instead of wasting your time. Firefox even has FTP support built in, theres no excuse.
 

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Ok, I decided that I didn't have enough time to mess with Linux, so I deleted the partitions. I rebooted and Grub game up and I can't get rid of it. I know that I have to fix my master boot record, but I don't have a msdos disc or the original windows xp disc, because i have a restore disc. Does anyone know where I can get a program to clear my master boot record. I used to have a disc that let me do this, but for some reason it wont load. Please help. I need windows back.
 

Answer:can't get rid of grub

Nevermind, I figured it out without deleting the master boot record. All I had to do at the GRUD prompt, was type root (hd0,0), then chainloader +1, then boot, and bam Windows Loaded.
 

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Here's a bit of a tricky one... I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to make it so that pressing the One Key Rescue from the off-state causes the computer to boot into GRUB. Essentially, how might one go about replacing the One Key Rescue software with the GRUB bootloader. Thanks

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had anyone successfully configure grub on windows to dual boot ubuntu 12.04?i ask this because i cannot dual boot ubuntu and win 8 from ubuntu 12.04 installation

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I was running a dualboot of WinXP and RedHat for several months on my computer. Recently I received a second PC which I have dedicated totally to Linux and have removed RH from the original PC. However, Grub is still installed on the MBR.... how do I remove it?

I know I used to just pop in the Win2k CD (when I was running Win2k) and do a FIXMBR ... unfortunately, my copy of WinXP is not a full one - its one of the "restore" CDs that Compaq gives out - so I dont have that option.

Can I use the FIXMBR from Win2K CD?
 

Answer:Getting Rid of Grub

Will FDISK /MBR work?
 

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Question: Grub... ?!

Hi,

Whenever I start my PC, I get greeted with a message after the POST screen, in the standard DOS-type text, simply saying "GRUB" (or "GRUB GRUB"). From here, the PC becomes unresponsive, and I can only turn it off. I believe this is linked to the Grub Boot Loader I once had installed on my secondary hard drive which was installed in a different PC. However, it has only been rearing its head over the last couple of days.

I have tried the "bootrec" command from the Vista disc with the /fixmbr, /fixboot and /rebuildbcd commands. However, this has not provided me with a permanent fix. The /rebuildbcd and /scanos arguments return a message saying it found no compatible Vista installations. Vista will start with no problems, however, provided the Vista install disc is in the DVD drive. I don't need to "press any key to boot from the DVD", just having it in the drive is perfectly sufficient.

Just recently I've been having some troubles with my hard drive failing, which may or may not be related. (The first paragraph of the first post is probably the most relevant): Vista won't start

Note that I have also done a full system scan using NOD32, which found no problems.

I am completely confused about this problem; I'm even more confused, though, about how the problem arose in the first place.

Any help would be fantastic!

Thanks,
- Noddy

Answer:Grub... ?!

Yes GRUB errors are related to your System or the BIOS not reading from the HDD.. It's a HD related error.. I don't really kno a lot in this area, but that could very well be ur problem.. I'd try and get a external Hd and move over anything important from that dying HD.. if you have anything important.. other than that, hopefully some others can help you.. SCSI RAID is very helpful with HD's.. give it a lil bit, I'm sure he or someone else will see this thread and shed some more light on it..

Good Luck!

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ok so I got tired of messing around with redhat linux, so I deleted the partitions containing it, but grub keeps loading still(I'm on a dual boot with windows xp) How do I get rid of grub?
 

Answer:Getting rid of grub

i believe you have to boot from the xp cd, go to the recovery console and type fixmbr or fixboot i forget which. typing help will give a list of commands and typing 'command /?' will tell what each command does
 

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Question: W7 ate my GRUB...

I did say in an old post to keep an eye out for this

So, being the curious monkey I am, I installed the 6801 build on a separate partition. All was good. Very nice.

Not surprisingly, my GRUB loader was wiped out. That's no big deal. I'll deal with that later.

What IS surprising and VERY ANNOYING, is that my Vista installation is now deactivated and is in "You may the victim of Counterfeiting Mode" . Black desktop, nagging errors, etc. WTF!

Curiosity may not have killed the cat, but it did BORK my installations. Bah. No new OS is worth this sort of hassle.

Answer:W7 ate my GRUB...

Apart from being annoyed, I'm curious as to WHY this has occurred. Any ideas?

It's on a separate partition on a separate HDD for crying out loud.....

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i installed centOS 5.2 and windows xp service pack 3 on my home pc, last night i deleted one vfat partition on centos platform using fdisk command, and i create one new vfat partition, after that i use partprobe command. i can't see the boot menu i.e windows and centOS it's directly go to grub> this prompt. what should i do please help me to solve this problem. i don't want to format my system bcoz i has so much of data. thanks in advance

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I just went to restart windows & when it rebooted all it said was

Grub version 0.93 640k lower/39218k upper memory
minimal bash like editing is supported.

I can't restart windows, has anyone else encountered this problem & if so did you find a soloution? I read that hitting f8 works but that was unsuccessful.

My husband usually fixes the computer but he is away and i really need to get my emails so if anyone could help that would be great
 

Answer:grub

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hello frnds....
plz help me with my prblm....
i m havin a sony vaio laptop havin windows 7 home premium with sp1..
i tried to dual boot my laptop with ubuntu 9 as well as windows 7...
both are on different hard disks..
nw it shows grub error 17...
what shud i do nw...
i didn't even made recovery media...

Answer:grub error 17

does win7 start? Do you see bootmenu?

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So, I had a double boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my VAIO laptop. Ubuntu had taken up too much space, so I removed it from its partition (stupid decision in hindsight; I don't need to hear about that). When I try to turn my laptop on, I get this message:

error: no such partition
grub rescue>
What can be done to fix this?

Answer:Grub Error

You can keep and restore grub2 with the method from here with Linux LiveCD
or
get rid of grub using tutorial MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record with Windows 7 dvd.

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Hi.

I recently bought a major overhaul for my comp, including a 250GB SATAII HDD.

I wanted to put that and an old 40GB IDE HDD in, and boot from the IDE.

It has Windows XP Pro & Sues 10.0 on it.

Only Problem is, GRUB has died.

Whenever I try and boot from it, with or without the SATA Connected, It comes up with one problem or another, including:

A Missing Graphics File and a Read Error.

I have tried re-installing GRUB many times, but it didn't help and at the last attempt, couldn't even be installed.

Any Ideas?
 

Answer:Any GRUB experts out there?

I'd say it would be best to have this moved to the Linux forum, thats where most of the GRUB gurus are.
 

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after updating ubuntu studio it broke my partition so I desided to delete thepartition but got a grub 17 error then I inserted the vista disc and deleted the swap file and now i get a grub 22 error how do i get back into vista -  I have a y510 HELP!!

Answer:Help !! getting grub error 22

swap partition is a good thing.

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Greetings! Recently, I've been having a Grub error 22 boot message. I believe this is the remnants of a failed Linux removal.At any rate, I cannot get into my Vista bootloader beyond that unless I have the Vista CD in the drive while booting, which seems to bypass the broken grub. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to safely remove grub and fix my Vista booting process without having to reinstall any operating systems? (already tried Vista's startup recovery in the install CD and EasyBCD to rewrite the bootloader)

Answer:Grub Error 22

Repair the Vista bootloader.

Repairing the Windows Vista Bootloader - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

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I've been trying to Install Puppy's GRUB to my Hard Drive and it's amazingly impossible.

Installing Puppy itself is simply, it automatically installs onto /dev/hda partition and done.

Now, installing the GRUB is hard. I cant install it onto the same partition Puppy is installed to. I tried making a new partition that is bootable called /dev/hda2 styled Linux. Just like how puppy is isntalled.

I ran grubconfig, and it goes well till I get to the section where it prompts where I should install it. I dont have any floppies, so I wont bother with that for now. I tried instaling it the same partition as where Puppy was installed. I didnt work.

Then I tried MBR, that didnt work either. Both with some sort of "MOUNT ERROR"...


I've tried alot of googles awnsers and I just dont know what to do anymore...any ideas?
 

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So the title pretty much says everthing, after installing another OS using unetbootin I created a partition for the secondary OS, it didn't work so I deleted the partition with Minitool Partition Wizard not knowing I deleted the bootmenu for unetbooting, now I get this error and want to know how to load up the original boot system(windows 7 bootmenu). I saw a few but most say that I need a upgrade/installation disc which I don't have, so if you can help me with this problem please tell me how.

Error: no such partition.
grub rescue>
Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell Inspiron
1TB Hard drive

Answer:Need Help, grub rescue

! You have to activate your C partition with Partition Wizard CD
2. Download and burn the exact Win 7 edition (same as your system) to CD
3. Run startup/repair 3 times - Startup Repair

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Deleted abuntu and want back my Win8. But all i get is error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. Grub rescue. Tryed everything, boot cd/ boot usb; windows 7 cd.... Nothing works, even tryed changing partitions. Own a Lenovo g500 notebook. Is there anything u can suggest, I've been going at this for a week. Thk, Ryan
 

Answer:Grub Rescue>

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If you have trouble with Grub not letting you boot windows or it is just not working download THIS!!!And burn it to a Cd and use it as a bootdisk then follow the instructions.The instructions are on the SGrub webpage.I know this works because I deleted the partition of Debian on my laptop and next thing you know BOOM windows will not boot.What ever you do "DO not waste money on a Computer Repair Shop,Do your research first."Don't be be .
 

Answer:If you have trouble with Grub

Bookmarked, thanks for this.
 

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Hi all,

So, I had a dual boot going with XP and ubuntu, where XP was on one disk, and I installed Ubuntu overtop on a separate disk. Unfortunately, my XP disk has crashed, and now I cannot boot into anything (typing from a live cd).

I'm a bit shaky with the booting stuff, but from what I understand, my MBR would be on the original XP disk? How would I move it over to a different disk so I can boot?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Please help - moving grub/MBR

I guess nobody here uses ubuntu around here Boot off the XP disc, follow like you were installing XP fresh until you see the repair option and try performing an MBR repair from there
 

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Hi. I'm having a problem with my lenovo ideapad s405. I have recently deleted my ubuntu partition. After that, I used f12 to enter my windows 8 partition. After a few days, my laptop won't open on bios anymore. f12 and f1 won't work anymore. Please help! thank you very much.

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Question: Grub recovery

Yesterday I deleted my partitions and today when I restarted it says grub recovery . How do I fix this quickly ?

Edit: Never mind I bought he recovery cd from Toshiba. What a waste of $25 I wasn't planning on spending .
 

Answer:Grub recovery

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I'm new to Linux, so I might have many questions in the coming weeks.

My first question is I recently intalled RedHat 9.0. It gives me the option of LILO or Grub as my boot loader. Here's what happened:

4gb HDD
Used LILO (Chose boot from boot sector, rather than partition)
Did not boot.. Just a blank screen.

Used Grub (Boot from sector)
Booted fine.

To understand this, I was wondering if someone could explain to me why LILO did not work.
 

Answer:Grub vs Lilo

There are many reasons why LILO could not have worked. Misconfiguration could be one reason ; an imcompatibility could be another.

Also Rick you confuse me a litte with this boot from sector or boot from partition. In fact its install to boot sector or install to master boot record. if you had no code in your MBR, of course your machine would not boot.
 

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Question: Grub Error 17.

Hi there people.

I have recently installed Fedora C5 on my Intel Based sysem since SUSE and UBUNTU dont install for some reason.

I have two SATA hard drives. On the first I have my windows os partitions and on the second I have several storage partition. I have installed FC5 on the second hard drive.

When I boot i get the " Grub Error 17". I know FC5 is installed but I need to get the grub to let me dual boot.

Thanx in advance.
 

Answer:Grub Error 17.

Something has happened to your hard drive or partitions and GRUB is confused.

Did Fedora work properly after you installed it? What did you change?
 

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Question: Grub Error 17.

Hi there people.

I have recently installed Fedora C5 on my Intel Based sysem since SUSE and UBUNTU dont install for some reason.

I have two SATA hard drives. On the first I have my windows os partitions and on the second I have several storage partition. I have installed FC5 on the second hard drive.

When I boot i get the " Grub Error 17". I know FC5 is installed but I need to get the grub to let me dual boot.

Thanx in advance.
 

Answer:Grub Error 17.

Something has happened to your hard drive or partitions and GRUB is confused.

Did Fedora work properly after you installed it? What did you change?
 

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I installed CAELinux on a ext HDD which also installed GRUBon it and now I cannot boot with out my ext HDD, is there anyway I can move GRUB to my primary SSD?
 

Answer:Get Grub off ext harddrive

What version of GRUB are you using?

It'll either be 0.x, 1.x, or 2.x.
 

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Question: GRUB Error

Hello my Computer programing class is trying to set up a linux only network and we are having problems. When ever we try to install an Image it installs and we get an error (before anything else) that says "GRUB" thats all please help i will post more info later if needed.


this post brought to you by MH
 

Answer:GRUB Error

need a ton of other info here.
what distribution and version are you installing,
what hardware platform,
did you verify HW compatibility,
are you attempting DualBoot on standalone?
 

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Running windows XP,

i booted ubuntu 8.4 off a live CD, and did a full install onto a flash drive.

now when i boot off the hard drive it looks for a bootloader on the flash drive and uses that instead

suggestions?
 

Answer:Grub Bootloader

Hi,
Do you think you might get more help in the Linux forum here at TSG? I've seen (and used) some very helpful replies there?
You could ask a mod to move this thread if you think that's a good idea.

Richard
 

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Question: GRUB does not load

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 Home Basic in one machine. After I put my Windows 7 to hibernate and then when I press the power button, instead of loading the Boot options menu or GRUB screen it directly boots Windows 7. I've read in some forum that continuously pressing ESC after you press the power button would load the grub screen, but even it couldn't help me as the laptop started making a loud noise.
Please help me on how should I boot OS while hibernate W7 and again RESUME W7 after shutting down Ubuntu or at least tell me how to get the grub scree so that I can load Ubuntu.
The Grub screen after I Shut Down Windows 7 and power it On, and not when I hibernate Windows 7.
[BThanks in anticipation.[/B]

Answer:GRUB does not load

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sjeet


After I put my Windows 7 to hibernate and then when I press the power button, instead of loading the Boot options menu or GRUB screen it directly boots Windows 7.


That behaviour is correct - when the PC sleeps/hibernates, it does so from the booted OS. The same would apply to a hibernating Linux distribution.

The only way to access the GRUB bootloader is through a cold boot/restart.

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Question: Uninstalling GRUB

All right, so I've gotten my self in one mighty big mess.
I've been Dual-Booting Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit and Linux Ubuntu 9.04 for a while now. And just today I decided I didn't want Ubuntu any more. So I loaded up in to Vista and deleted the Ubuntu partition. I then extended the Vista partition to fill up the new 70 GB of unallocated space.

After running a Defrag I restarted my computer, but it still tries to load GRUB 1.5. And every time it end up getting Error 22. I can no longer access Windows and I'm on these forums thanks to a Linux Live-CD.

I need a way to get rid of GRUB for good.

My PC Specs:
80GB Hard Drive + 160GB Hard Drive
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit Upgrade Disc
2GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS
Intel Pentium D 2.66 GHz

Thanks,
Will

Answer:Uninstalling GRUB

Hi Will,

Do not worry, boot into your Vista DVD and click Repair (your computer) Let startup repair finish, then see if the issue is resolved. If this does not fix your problem, see this website, it has every step all on one page: Recovering the Vista Bootloader from the DVD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

There is a download link to another webpage where you can download a Vista CD with repair features only if you do not have a Vista DVD with repair features.

Richard

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Question: Removing GRUB

i am using a dual boot XP Pro and Fedora 3
i want to remove grub and use the windows loader
how do i
remove grub
and
make a boot entry for fedora in the windows loader
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my xp boot cd is an OEM so it doesent have a command prompt
i cant understand really technical stuff so please keep it simple i am 13, i have not done a phd in computer sciences :knock:
 

Answer:Removing GRUB

Short answer: you can't.

Long answer: the Windows bootloader does not support loading any other OS than itself. Keep grub - and honestly, it's waaay ahead of the Windows bootloader in features.

For example, here XP is on the secondary master drive, but it boots as if it were on C: without a problem! Windows just can't boot on anything other than the primary drive normally. Well, with grub (or lilo), it can.

Heck, I even make Solaris boot with grub!
 

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Question: Grub rescue

Please can somebody help me. I had two operating systems on my pc. Ubuntu and Windows XP. I deleted Ubuntu and now i can not boot into my windows because i get this. GRUB loading.
error: no such partition grub rescue> can somebody tell me a simple way of solving this. I dont want a partition. I dont want linux, i just want my windows back. Thanks.

Answer:Grub rescue

Hello Melvin Finch,

If you have the XP disc, insert it and select the option for Repair Windows With Recovery Console.

When in Recovery Console it will ask you to log in as administrator.

Once logged in type fixmbr. That should re write the master boot record to point to your Windows installation.

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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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Question: GRUB - ERROR 18

Help. I have windows XP and wanted to try Linux. I bought a copy of Suse Linux 9.3 Professional and tried to install it to a slave drive. Now everytime I tun on my PC I get a GRUB error 18, and my PC does not go any further, therefore I cannot even boot into windows. Can anyone help as I am now a bit stuck.

Answer:GRUB - ERROR 18

Sounds like a corrupt boot record.Do you have a winXP disk?

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Question: Grub error 17

I have win xp installed on my main partition. I had Ubuntu installed on a different, small partition. I formatted the small one with ubuntu on it, to ntfs, to get rid of it. Now when I try to boot my comp in xp I get the grub error 17. I'm having to use my brother's computer to post this because mine wont boot. I desperately need to get back on mine. Can anyone help me please?

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Question: GRUB error 17

I duel booted Backtrack 4 and Windows 7 i went to uninstall Backtrack 4 (because i don't use it that much). Then when i restarted my computer i keep getting "GRUB Loading stage1.5. GRUB loading, please wait... Error 17." Can anyone help me? I need this computer for school and other gaming things.

Answer:GRUB error 17

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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i installed suse linux 9.2or 3 and it messed with the bootsector and i got pissed off at it so i just deleted its partition on the hard drive and made the primary partion bigger now some GRUB stage 1.5 give me a error 22 which was to do with a bad partition and i no thats not true cause i got a floppy with a good boot setup and i can boot from it. THIS IS REALY MAKING ME ANGRY PLEASE HELP ME
 

Answer:need help with something called GRUB

There are a great many threads that talk about dual booting Windows and Linux, and all the associated problems.

What version of Windows do you have installed?
 

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Question: Killing GRUB

lets see how well i can relay this....

my buddy put Fedora 4 on his laptop. decided he didn't like it. reformatted and now when his computer starts up, all you see is the word GRUB and there is nothing else you can do. is there anyway to kill this off and fully get rid of the bootloader?

thanks
 

Answer:Killing GRUB

When he installed FC4 it overwrote the MBR and pointed to GRUB as the boot loader. What OS is he using, WinXP?
 

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Ok so i Duel boot Windows XP and Unix Ubuntu.  After i deleted the partion that had Ubuntu on it cause i didn't want it anymore and i sign on, it comes up with GRUB Stage 1.5    GRUB Error 17, I NEED HELP BADLY i'm running off of my Ubuntu Live disc and can't even get into my C drive through it so if some one could help me with this is would be much appretiated.  :]

Answer:GRUB Error 17 HELP!!!

think you should post it in computer hope (linux)i don't even know how to help this..but give i try here..http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=339569maybe gave you some idea

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Hello,
I had win 8 (called developer preview if I'm not wrong) trail ver., installed on drive D:, while on C: there's win. 7 ultimate. Anyway, I've formatted the D: drive but when booting there's still an option to load the system that was on it. How can I delete this? Thank you,
Hezy.

Answer:Removing OS from GRUB

Why are you mentioning GRUB? Did you also have a Linux distro installed on the PC.

There are several ways to remove the old entry. One way is to install EasyBCD (from NeoSmart Technologies) and use the option to edit the Boot menu with their GUI. You can simply check the option you want to remove, and it rewrites the BCD for you.

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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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Hi, I've had XP/Ubuntu on my system before, no problems, everything was fine.

I reformatted XP and reinstalled it again. (XP Pro, that is)

Now, it automatically boots to Windows without loading Grub to give me the option. I have a 40gb laptop HD, 30GB or so allocated for XP, and the rest for Ubunut's HD storage/swap (which should still be there).

How do I get Grub back up and running?

Answer:XP + Ubuntu... where is Grub?

You could try this:

Code:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy#How_to_restore_GRUB_menu_after_Windows_installation
(I put the URL in the code box because the forums butchered the link)

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Hi guys, been trying out many things and none of them work
I have dual -boot Windows 7 and openSUSE 11.3 with GRUB

now i wish to remove grub, and then linux

i have tried going into System Recovery->cmd and trying out these commands:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootsect /nt60 C:
bootsect /nt60 C: /mbr

and none of these have worked

ANY help will be appreciated

Note: Will not remove linux first

Answer:Need Help Removing GRUB

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lazy784


Hi guys, been trying out many things and none of them work
I have dual -boot Windows 7 and openSUSE 11.3 with GRUB

now i wish to remove grub, and then linux

i have tried going into System Recovery->cmd and trying out these commands:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootsect /nt60 C:
bootsect /nt60 C: /mbr

and none of these have worked

ANY help will be appreciated

Note: Will not remove linux first


Hello lazy, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

This tutorial shows how to restore the boot files of the MBR after Ubuntu has installed Grub to the MBR of the hard drive: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

However, I have no experience with OpenSusi and so cannot guarantee the same will work here.

First, I would need to know if you had OpenSusi install Grub to the MBR, or somewhere else? Does your HP DV6Z have the 100MB "System Reserved" boot partition? If Grub was not installed in the MBR of the hard drive, then all of the MBR restore utilities will accomplish nothing, sort of what you have described?

Also, according to the HP web site: HP Pavilion dv6 and dv6z series | HP? Official Store , you laptop has "Hard Drive Protection HP ProtectSmart protects the hard drive & data". Again I have no experience with this feature, but is it possible this is preventing you from restoring your computer?

Also stated in this web site is backup software. Yo... Read more

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Question: Bypassing GRUB

Hey,

I dual booted a few months ago and used GRUB to choose which OS i'd like to boot on restart.

But recently I started my pc up and it says GRUB Error, GRUB loading.... Error 22

Or something similiar. It may be because I deleted my Ubuntu Partition.

Is there anyway I can bypass GRUB or remove it to get back to Windows?
 

Answer:Bypassing GRUB

FIXBOOT from the recovery console should fix this problem; the fixmbr command may also be neccessary.

FIXBOOT Instructions

[FONT=Bitstream Vera Sans,sans-serif]1. To start the computer and use the Recovery Console to replace the boot sector[/FONT] [FONT=Bitstream Vera Sans,sans-serif]Insert the Windows XP Professional Setup CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. [/FONT]
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2. Restart the computer. If prompted to press a key to start the computer from the CD-ROM, press the appropriate key.[/FONT]
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3. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts. Press the R key to repair a Windows XP Professional installation. [/FONT]
FIXBOOT Instructions
[FONT=Bitstream Vera Sans,sans-serif]4. If you are repairing a system that has more than one operating system installed, from the Recovery Console choose the Windows XP Professional installation that you need to repair. [/FONT]
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Note:[/FONT]
[FONT=Bitstream Vera Sans,sans-serif]If you press ENTER without typing a number, the Recovery Console quits and restarts the computer. [/FONT]
[FONT=Bitstream Vera Sans,sans-serif]The Recovery Console might also show valid installations of Windows NT 4.0. However, the results of attempting to access a Windows NT 4.0 installation can be unpredictable.[/FONT]
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5. When prompted, type the Administrator password. If you do not have the... Read more

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Question: grub problem

i have dual os pc vista and linux fedora .to remove linux i opened computer management and right click on space of linux partition then clicked on delete volume.
then i restrarted my computer now it is showing a grub>
what shoud i do now please it's very urgent...

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Question: Grub Loader

I have on my computer a dual boot with ubantu and windows xp, i mostly use windows xp and i don't want Ubantu to be loaded first, (List: Ubantu, Ubantu Safe Mode, [something...], Windows) and i want to switch the ordering to make windows first so i don't need to scroll down to select windows xp...
any way i can change it?
thanks
 

Answer:Grub Loader

courtlandhui said:

I have on my computer a dual boot with ubantu and windows xp, i mostly use windows xp and i don't want Ubantu to be loaded first, (List: Ubantu, Ubantu Safe Mode, [something...], Windows) and i want to switch the ordering to make windows first so i don't need to scroll down to select windows xp...
any way i can change it?
thanksClick to expand...

Just change the order in your /boot/grub/grub.conf file.
You can also set the default by including "default #" in /boot/grub/grub.conf also. Replace the # with the number of system you want loaded. (In your case 3)
 

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Question: GRUB usb support?

i have a dell c640 with a trashed hard drive and cd drive. the bios does not support usb booting, and i need to install xp on a fresh drive. i am not going to buy anything, so i was wondering if i could use GRUB and maybe a linux kernel to boot from usb through alternate methods. anyone know if it'll work?
 

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Question: grub error 18

hi, I have a gateway single drive loaded with xp, and later loaded ubuntu 9.04. I have used linux op system for about 2 months and then I got the error:
GRUB ERROR 18,
I googled the error and they point to HD errors and the bios. So I changed the "large disk access mode" from "DOS" to "other" and I was able to boot up linux couple more times. Now I can't boot xp or linux. I am a newbie, with little to no experience.
any thoughts on how to correct this issue.

I have "live cd" ubunt 9.04 to access computer if necessary, but no xp boot disk

thanks
jk
 

Answer:grub error 18

I found this that you need a better definded /boot partition.
Ubuntu Forum Archives on Grub Error 18




Error 18

Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS

This error is returned when a read is attempted at a linear block address beyond the end of the BIOS translated area. This generally happens if your disk is larger than the BIOS can handle (512MB for (E)IDE disks on older machines or larger than 8GB on others.). In more practical terms this means the BIOS is unable to start executing the kernel because the kernel is not located within the block it can access at boot up time.

This can be circumvented by creating a boot partition at the beginning of the disk that is completely within the first 1023 cylinders of the harddrive. This partition will contain the kernel.

The kernel itself does not suffer from the same limitations as the BIOS so after the BIOS has loaded the kernel the kernel will have no problem accessing the whole harddrive. Newer BIOSes will automatically translate the harddrives size in a way that it can be completely contained within the first 1023 cylinders and hence modern computers do not suffer from this problem.
The same error can happen when the BIOS detects a disk in a different way as Linux does. This can happen when changing motherboards or when moving a GRUB-bootable disk from one computer to another. If this happens, just boot with a GRUB floppy, read the C/H/S numbers from the existing partition table and manuall... Read more

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Over the summer I was expirimenting with Ubuntu and decided to dual boot my sigged system with Ubuntu and Windows. Recently, I've noticed that my master hardrive with Windows XP installed is starting to fail, so over the past week, I've been backing everything up onto dvd's.

So now I want to reformat my 200gb drive currently with Ubuntu installed on it. This is so that I still have my current master drive avaliable in case I realize I forgot some needed data. But anyways, if I plug in just one hard drive to reformat, I can't boot with solely that drive. GRUB seeks for both drives and then won'ts let me boot. I did some searching and there is command that allows me to change the mbr in windows with a command called FDISK /MBR. This will replace the master boot record so that it solely boots to windows from the master drive. I could care less if it was looking for Ubuntu on the other drive because I will be writing zeros to it after I can get my drive to boot solely to Windows. Anyways, does anyone know how I go about running FDISK to rewrie the master boot record?
 

Answer:Removing GNU GRUB from mbr

insert your windows xp cd, start the OS install, choose recovery console. take all the default options until it dumps you to a command promt. issue the command:

fixmbr

reboot, rinse, enjoy.
 

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I just installed fedora core 2 with grub bootloader. After the install when I restart the machine it just says grub on the screen and sits there.
 

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Question: Restore XP GRUB

I recently uninstalled Vista from my dual boot XP/Ubuntu machine. I went to restore GRUB and am able to get Ubuntu to boot to boot fine. However when I went to boot up XP from GRUB I get another screen Windows Boot Manager that give me a choice of either Earlier version of Windows or Vista. How do I get rid of this Windows Boot Manager and happily return to my dual boot Ubuntu/XP ?

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x32f932f8

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 60801 488384001 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x79907b78

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 32548 261441778+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 60052 60801 6024375 5 Extended
/dev/sdb3 32549 60051 220917847+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb5 60052 60801 6024343+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

sda1 is my XP disk
sdb3 is where I had installed Vista on it seperate partition.
 

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Hello fellow Geeks, im a newbie, no biggie, just a normal teen. Now im currently experiencing this problem here, so i hope someone here is willing to teach me step by step through this mess.

Originally, i had an Asus Notebook PC X201E with a Windows 8 installed. With both curiousity and the impetuosity of youth, i ventured on the various Operating Systems. Downloaded some like Backtrack 5, Ubuntu v.14.10, and of course, the newest Windows 10. I had multiple OS running alongside in my PC. As i came across the newest version for Linux OS (Kali Linux), i just had to install it. Therefore upon the deletion of the Ubuntu partition, i now suffer a GRUB problem of being unable to access my files on Windows. Currently now available on my monitor screen is the following...

error: unknown filesystem.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>

Ive tried typing ls for the various files, and ive got...
(hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos4) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1)

Tried the...
grub rescue> set root=(hdX,Y)
grub rescue> set prefix =(hdX,Y)/boot/grub or....
grub rescue> ls (hdX,Y)/usr/lib/grub/i386-pc (this is an alternative course right?)
grub rescue> insmod normal or just "normal"
All tried, and the end states "Filesystem is unknown."????

Since all failed, mostly due to my lack of understanding this issue, i turned to try booting from the BIOS the Ubuntu OS burned to my CD. However, since there is no CD, DVD reader bulit-in to my laptop, i ha... Read more

Answer:Grub Rescue problem

Reset the BIOS to the Default settings.
 

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My computer's hard drive and dvd-drive broke, and HP is 'lost' my warranty. Being the genius that I am, I get this great idea. Ill use my office computer to install OpenSuse on my external hard drive. That way I can use which it out with my non-working hard drive.

My notebook is an HP, my office notebook is a Toshiba. Needless to say me brilliant idea bit me in the ***. Now neither computer works. I am using a liveCD on the Toshiba trying to find some way to undo my damage.

1st of all the Toshiba does not support booting from a USB drive. Now when I turn it on I get this error:
GRUB loading Stage 1.5
Grub loading, please wait....
Error 21_

I have tryed to run my WindowsXP install disk, to repair the installation. But I dont have the Admin's password.
If I get the admin's password, would that solve my problem?

I have googled this, and visited many links. But I have not yet found anything that would be of use to me. I dont know too much about computers. Really all I know is how to repeat what people have shown me.

I hope you can help me fix this. Thank you for any assistance.
 

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Is there anyway I can do this because I can't find my Windows XP Home disc and I just got rid of the partitioned Linux off of my laptop. Can somebody help me because I tried using a fdisk I downloaded but it gives me the incorrect version of MS DOS error.
 

Answer:Removing grub without rebooting

wildthing202 said:

Is there anyway I can do this because I can't find my Windows XP Home disc and I just got rid of the partitioned Linux off of my laptop. Can somebody help me because I tried using a fdisk I downloaded but it gives me the incorrect version of MS DOS error.Click to expand...

Grub?

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I installed ubuntu (just ubuntu not dual boot) and i now want to get rid of it. I have my vista installer cd, but i cannot run it due to grub. I get the error message:
boot from cd/dvd
grub 1.5
error 22
I looked up how to delete grub, but you need to run the vista cd.

It seems im in a paradox here. I cant delete grub, because i cant run win vista installer. And i cannot run win Vista installer because i can't delete grub.
Please help!
 

Answer:Cannot install windows because of grub

I believe using a DOS boot disk and fdisk /mbr - which see;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/69013
 

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(I'm coming from the Win10 Forums, they suggested I come here for help)
Hi, I'm in a bit of a unique situation at the moment. I have grub because I required linux for about a month and decided to use it to dual boot it with Windows 10. I deleted linux, but I still have grub. I also (unknowingly) deleted my backup of Windows 8 from my laptop, so right now I'm just on Windows 10. I do not have the sticker under my laptop that has my product key (I'm not even sure I had one of those stickers), so what am I to do if I wanted to 1) remove grub, and 2) go back to Windows 8.

Also, if I can't go back to windows 8, will I at least be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free through their upgrade program? Thanks for any answers you can provide, I really messed up here.

The reason I want to get rid of GRUB is that it makes upgrading the builds a huge hassle (having to be around when the system restarts)

Someone in the forums mentioned this: The only way back to Windows 8.1 is a clean reinstall. Your computer has a SLC table (the Key is imbedded in the motherboard), meaning that you will have to go through several steps to get reinstallation media. I think asking on the eightforums would be your best bet as the only solutions I can find require a retail key or a working Windows 8.1 partition.

So I ask, how can I go back to Windows 8 or 8.1 from my situation. My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Model L55-A5299 that came with Win8

Answer:How do I A) Get rid of Grub and B) go back to Windows 8.1

Originally Posted by CloudNothings


My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Model L55-A5299 that came with Win8



How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

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Normally, you should be able to delete all the partitions on the Where do you want to install Windows? screen.

Note: But if you cannot delete all the partitions on the Where do you want to install Windows? screen.

- Boot the computer using the Windows 7/8/10 installation media.
- On the first screen, press SHIFT+F10 to bring up the command prompt.
- Run the following commands at the command prompt.

diskpart
list disk (this will give you a listing of the disks on your system)
select disk # (select the disk you want to clean, for example select disk 0)
clean (running the clean command will delete all partitions on the disk)
exit

Even if you are going to use the GPT (GUID Partition Table), you do not need to run the convert gpt command, since you are not creating the partitions at a command prompt.

- Close the command prompt window and continue your Windows installation as usual.

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Question: GRUB loader error

Hi,
I've installed multiple Operating System in my PC (Windows 7 and Linux Ubuntu). But, accidentally I've deleted Linux Ubuntu, when partitioning some space for my local drive, after i restarted my machine it shows a GRUB loader error (ie. Linux OS is formatted or removed accidentally). I'm unable to boot into windows anymore, is there any solution rather than creating a fresh Windows OS.

I fixed that problem by booting into Windows 7 (existing OS) by creating a new fresh Windows 7 from the available partition. But the bottom line is that I shouldn't loss any data or partition in my machine. I desperately need a solution for that.

Answer:GRUB loader error

You can fix it by rewriting nt6 mbr code.

Startup repair from 7 dvd/repair cd should do it.

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Hi all,

I've spent the last several hours reading several helpful topics on this forum, and am hoping this can become one of them! Here's a bit of my situation...

I have a Dell XPS 430 that came with Windows Vista and a Win7 upgrade disk. I set up my main hairddrive with Win7 on one partition, Linux on another partition, and a third partition for storage. I recently needed more space for Windows, and no longer needed Linux, so using the Win7 disk manager I deleted the Linux partition and extended the Win partition using the newly unallocated space.

Upon restarting my machine, I am no longer able to boot into windows, but instead am presented with the message:

GRUB Loading, please wait...
Error 22

I have a Win7 disk that I am using to access the repair utility, which I have run countless times. I have tried severel of the tutorials to rebuild BCD and FixMBR, etc etc. Frankly I am getting lost in all the commands and not even sure what does what anymore!

Help please???

Answer:GRUB loading Error 22

this thread here may help, although its for a vista fix i think it would apply to 7 also...

[SOLVED] Vista GRUB Error 22 - Tech Support Forum

welcome to sevenforums.

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Hello,
This is a very urgent thread as this is my primary laptop and I need to be able to boot into windows ASAP. My friend installed Linux mint as a dual boot partition on my HP laptop alongside Windows 7. The installation went fine, but I wasn't happy he'd done so and tried to uninstall it.

Tutorials on the internet assured me I could use a Windows XP Cd (even with a windows 7 installed), and run fixmbr and the problems with GRUB would be solved. Only problem being the XP cd doesn't work; it gives me an error once it has finished loading its files.

How can I get the boot manager back? I also can't open the HP recovery partition because of the GRUB bootloader, which fails to recognize anything now that I've deleted the Linux partition. It seems to me I should have tried to delete GRUB before the partition, but blame the stupid tutorials for that, and my noobishness.

Anyways, any and all help as soon as possible is appreciated. Many thanks!

Andrew

Answer:GRUB bootloader problems

This may help.
Download EasyBCD 2.1.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
EasyBCD Download Registration Page — NeoSmart Technologies

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I recently formatted the partition with ubuntu 9.10 on it and when I try to boot back into vista now it says

GRUB loading.
Error: no such partition
grub rescue>

please help me get my maxhine back to normal! I can't get into vista at all!

Thankyou, burrell
 

Answer:Rescue GRUB problem!!

I solved my own problem, just in case anyone else gets this problem

Here's the link

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708
 

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Windows Seven Forums addresses topics related to Windows not Linux. However, as a courtesy for those Windows 7 users who may also dual boot with a Linux OS, this thread will briefly show how to easily restore the Linux Grub boot loader after a Windows repair has overwritten Grub.

I will use the Ubuntu 9.10 Install CD to make the repairs. It does not matter what Linux distribution you are dual booting, Grub is a Linux based program and is much the same for all. You can also download and burn the Ubuntu CD and use it as described without altering your Linux disrtibution.

Here's how:

Boot to the Ubuntu CD (or the Linux Live CD of your choice)
You must first select a language:

Then select "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer"

The Ubuntu Live CD will load and the Ubuntu desktop will appear.
Open a "Terminal"

In the terminal type: sudo fdisk -l (that is a small L for list)

You must find the /dev/sda number of the partition for your Linux OS
In this picture it is /dev/sda7

Next type: sudo mount /dev/sda7 /mnt (use the Device ID for your Linux)

Then type: sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda (with no number)

When successful, type: exit

Restart and you should have a restored Grub menu to boot from.

As a final step, if necessary, boot into Ubuntu and open the "Terminal".
Type: sudo update-grub

The Grub menu will refresh adding any missing Operating Systems.

Answer:Fixed Windows - But Now Grub is Gone?

Awesome work mate.

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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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I've tried running a Linuc distro from an external HDD. It dual boots W7 and OpenSUSE. I'd now like to replace Grub and revert to just W7 from the internal HDD.I've tried bootsect /nt60 all> after trying just C: but Grub remains as the boot loader.Where else might Grub be hiding and how do I revert to just W7?Any ideas?

Answer:Replacing mbr to remove Grub

bump

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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 swapped ram from my machine, which is running vista, and has Ubuntu, into another machine running Windows 7.

After swapping, the Windows 7 machine will post, but right after, goes to a black screen with "GRUB" displayed.

Even after swapping the original ram back, it still displays GRUB, and wont boot.

What could have caused this and how can I fix it?

Thanks

Answer:GRUB after POST screen

hey that's pretty weird....put your Windows 7 disc back in and do a start up repair

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