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Question: USB not booting to GRUB menu

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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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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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

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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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.


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Hi,
Is there a way to remove reference to Linux grub menu from Vista's MBR?
Thank you

Answer:How to remove GRUB menu from MBR?

Originally Posted by Krout


Hi,
Is there a way to remove reference to Linux grub menu from Vista's MBR?
Thank you



I suggest EasyBCD. You can edit, fix and rewrite your MBR very easily.

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This is not the right section, or the right forum, but i feel so at home here I decided to post my question.

Had a problem with Windows XP boot. Fixed that. After fixing that, the GRUB menu does not show up again to prompt either Linux or Windows. It goes straight to windows.

I have very little knowledge of Linux. All I have is a knoppix cd and I need to get this menu reinstalled.

Step by step assistance would be appreciated. Thanks

Edit: Prob have some Redhat cd's around the office here somewhere >.>

Answer:Reinstalling GRUB Menu

I do not know much about Linux, but do know if there is a startup repair you can run, like the Windows one? Lame reply, I know, but you never know.

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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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Translated to English: A problem like pasta That You Can not Do Something AT, you will have to do a reinstall. Error: Unknown File System Input rescuse in one fashion ... grub rescuse I have Win 10 installed Primarily in the beginning of the hard drive and it's Only Win 10 I HAVE thismessage. The switching system Linux Ubuntu logical in the beginning of the hard disk. Ubuntu is Not a problem With and cows Right now 14:04 Now I have this ORDER Ubuntu 04.14 / Win 10 of the switching system and to go over to Win 10 has the website error. Win 10 does not have a SIN number of testers, Only The normal startup file? What Mark here the way I do not have a clue? I have tried With Update for Win 10 to no avail in the party ringtone GParted Which is for Linux. I think someone has the solution for Denna ERROR, Affectionate That I Have to Win. ? 10 startup file repair Grub boot, it is probably a chance? A problem like pasta That You Can not Do Something AT, you need to do a reinstall. Error: Unknown File System Type rescuse fashion ... grub rescuse I have installed Win 10 in firsthand the start of the hard drive and it's only win 10 I'll have it here message. Join Linux Ubuntu logical in the beginning of the hard disk. Ubuntu is not a problem and running right now 14:04 now I have this order Ubuntu 14.04 / Win 10 of the coupling system and switch to Win 10, the error occurred. Win 10 has no shame series testers, Normal Right burrow the boot file? What are the General, I have not a clue? I... 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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I bought a Pavilion 15-AB108AX somewhere in February. It came with Windows 10, and I dual-booted it with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.Recently, sometimes after turning on the laptop and selecting Windows 10 from the GRUB menu, the laptop simply turns off. Pressing the power button again turns it on and it functions normally again. It happens once in maybe 4-5 days or so. Any ideas on what could cause this and how to fix it?

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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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I've got PCLinuxOS installed as the other operating system besides win xp...
I had lilo installed on the boot sector of the drive where PCLinuxOS was installed...
i got tired with lilo errors and had to overwrite it with grub boot loader...
I somehow managed to get grub installed and running... i still have windows bootloader in MBR... and it redirects it to grub... and i can start boot PCLinuxOS with grub commands...

now the main problem... i want grub to display a menu list like it usually does instead of the commandline... its really boring typing commands whenever u wanna boot PCLinuxOS...
there's no file as such /etc/grub.conf.... all i have is /boot/grub/menu.lst.example...

now ppl... do i need to do some editing or create a file something like /etc/grub.conf or something... i'm not sure... tat's y i'm posting here...

looking for some real solutions from u "tech" guys...

thx
 

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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 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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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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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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I have got ubuntu netbook edition installed alongside windows xp and after some custimising i can now only chose the ubuntu option and no others.Can i set settings back to default settings?and how?I guess it would be via terminal commands

Answer:how can set ubuntu grub menu back to defaults?

Is this click here any help about a similar problem? See post #6 for a syntax correction.However, if you installed Ubuntu in XP (i.e. same partition using Wubi click here), the solution may be different. G

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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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Dear Forum Users,

I'm having a very mysterious problem plaguing my PC. I bought my PC not too long ago, it was brand new, and the hard drive which came with it was new as well (but I did a full NTFS format anyway before installing Windows 7).

At some point when I was in a situation where I needed to load the Windows boot menu in order to enter Safe Mode, when I clicked F8 I was extremely surprised to see that some kind of a "GRUB Loader Menu" with a red background was loaded instead.

I have since done a search on the internet and found out that the GRUB Loader menu is related to Linux installations and having dual boot systems with both linux/windows installed.

The thing I don't understand is where the heck did this come from since I never installed Linux on my new PC ever?!

The only thing I can think of is that after receiving my new PC I also hooked up into it my WD Caviar Green 1TB hard drive from my previous computer, which DID have an Ubuntu Linux installation on it at one time, but I have since removed it and also removed the Linux partition which was on that drive way before hooking it up to the new computer.

I mean it makes absolutely no logical sense to me that the "GRUB Loader Menu" would somehow "crawl out" of the no longer existing Linux installation/Partition which was previously on that drive and "install" itself instead of the Windows boot menu, however I cannot even remotely imagine anywhere else from where this co... Read more

Answer:Pressing F8 on startup suddenly loads GRUB menu?! Huh??

Try booting from your CD with your windows 7 disk, enter the recovery console (press R when it asks you whether you want to install windows etc.) When you're at the console, type:

fixmbr

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I had dual boot, unintuitive and win 10. I was runing out of space so I decidet to delete ubuntu partition. It was all good until I tried to restart. Now, when I turn on computer I go directly to this:
Error: unknown file system.
Entering rescue mode...
Grub rescue>_
And I can't enter bios or do anything else.
I have satellite l750

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I deleted ubuntu 17.10 partition from windows 8.1. But gnu grub is not going.
I tried to repair with live usb but usb and dvd option are not shown in boot manager
 

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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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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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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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I installed Ubuntu 3.10 alongside Windows 10. Though during installation, I didn't see any option of installing it alongside Windows 10. I shows 'something else' option and was able to successfully complete the installation. But while I was about to boot the system to check on work, the system loads to the gnu grub menu. Below are the option I saw:UbuntuAdvanced options for UbuntuMemory Test (memtest86+)Memory Test (memtest86, Serial console 115200)Windows recovery environment (loader) (on /dev/sda1)Windows recovery environment (loader) (on /dev/sda4)Now when I click on the last option, thats the sda4 it says windows is loading file and later brings a screen with with a blank wallpaper with the mouse icon movable but nothing works on this page at all.The sda1 one loads the windows 10 normally with no problem and likewise the Ubuntu option as well.Now my questions are:1, why name the windows 10 as windows recovery environment and can I rename it?2, what the other windows recovery environment sda4 is doing over there and can it be deleted.?3. Lastly, what the function of the memory test?Your thought and response will be appreciated. Thanx
 
Mod Comment: Edited subject to include model.

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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 All,
 
Today , When I am using my Lenovo flex 15-2, Windows 8.1, 64 bit OS. I Got the black BG screen with boot menu /app menu. When I am dealing with them, after restarting laptop, i am getting same Windows. I am unable to open my desktop.
 
I've played around with the menu and I get nothing.
 
Please  Help.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I have bought Lenovo Essential G580 (59-324061) Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) on Feb 2013, its out of warranty now. I have installed Ubuntu in the laptop, not sure how i formatted the hard disk during installation. I guess it was full format of hard disk during installation (while selecting hard disk). Till today everything was working fine. From today morning, there is always a Boot menu which is being displayed with following options:1. ubuntu2. PCI LAN: Atheros Boot Agent3. ATA HDD: ST500LT012-9WS1424. ATAPI CD: MAT**bleep**A DVD-RAM UJ8D1 I have pressed enter in both Ubuntu and ATA HDD options. But after a brief duration the control comes back to the same menu I have specified before.  I am not able to understand what is happening, or how to boot to my ubuntu. Please help. I have searched for possible solutions in the community, but could not find any information either.













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Answer:Always showing boot menu /app menu on startup, not booting

Solved this at last. Just removed the battery and after 2-5 mins, switched on again, it worked fine. Probably this was due to the NOVO button (small button near to the power button) was clicked accidentally.  This probably made a hard reset, of the settings, and DONE.

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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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I am having a problem getting my pc to boot back up. I recently tried to download a video player and the file name was License.txt. I double-clicked it and computer rebooted. Now I can't get past the OS menu. I tried safe mode, starting normally and last known good configuration and nothing works. It just keeps rebooting to the same screen. What can I do?

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Question: Vista Booting Menu

Hey guys.. I'm currently running Vista, but I use to have XP as well. When Vista boots at some point it gives me a option to loan Vista or XP even though I no longer have XP installed. How can I remove this menu and just have Vista start automatically? Sorry I don't know what the proper screen is called so I was unable to find this answer via search.

Answer:Vista Booting Menu

Hi, go to control panel then "system" on the left select "advanced system settings" then "advanced" select "settings" under "startup and recovery" make sure Vista is the default OS.

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Hi,

Recently I was experiencing a bit of slowness when playing a MMO, and I figured that perhaps this was a Windows update that wanted to install so I tried restarting the computer. At that time, I got a message (disappeared too quickly to remember) telling me that something was "dirty" and it performed so sort of cleaning on all my files. Afterwards, the taskbar and the start menu did not boot with windows. I attempted to restart it again but still the same. The boots take a longer than usual time and the icons on my desktop show up quite slowly. As well, every 5-10 I lose my active window as if a program is about to open, but nothing ever does.
 

Answer:Taskbar/Start Menu not booting

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Hi:

It was about a month ago the last time I booted into the Windows ME Startup Menu. I tried booting into the Windows ME Startup Menu yesterday with no success. I applied all the methods that I know of while booting up my system. I tapped the F8 - No Result, I held down the Ctrl - No Result, I held down both Shift keys - No Result and last I tried the most sure fire way I know of I went into System Configurations > Advanced and I ticked Enable Startup Menu - No Result.

What else is left to do? Perhaps has my bios become corrupt? Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thank you
 

Answer:Booting Into Windows Startup Menu!

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Need some help guys, this am I turned my X230 on and all I get is the boot menu! Wont boot up from Hard Drive. So I popped the HD out put it in another X230 and booted up fine. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks !!













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Answer:X230 Not booting to HD Just boot menu?

Hi Harleymhs,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that your issue is with system not booting to Windows on your ThinkPad X230.
 
Have you checked other system HDD with this system, or with different HDD?
Check setting the BIOS to factory default by entering to BIOS and press F9 for default and F10 to save and exit.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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My Dell Inspiron 17r – 5721 laptop on boot up will only get as far as the boot up menu page and will not load windows. I have tried doing few thing and different ways to boot with no luck I even tried a DVD that is a rescue disc. Hoping somewhere out there someone will have an easy fix for this problem.Thank you

Answer:Stops booting at the boot menu

Please describe the different ways to boot you have tried so far.  What sort of DVD rescue disk did you try using, and what options on it did you try?
 
Are you able to boot into Windows Safe Mode?
 
To enter Windows 7 Safe Mode, turn on or restart your PC.  Just before the Windows 7 splash screen appears, press the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Option.
Choose Safe Mode.

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Hi,

A couple of weeks ago I got infected by a virus (Bagle?) which wiped out my security software and made my system boot much more slowly. The delay is basically much earlier in the boot process than most of the "Guide to why your pc is slow booting"-type advice. As soon as the BIOS has finished its display telling me it has found my drives it then just sits there for 2 or 3 minutes before the usual Boot Menu shows up (with its normal 30sec countdown), after which everything is normal. It used to be just 2 or 3 seconds rather than minutes.

Now I had help from another forum to remove the malware and am told my system is now clean. When informed of the remaining delay problem the helper basically said it was now out of his specialty and he referred me here so I am asking you guys for help please.

Further info - Some of my security apps had to be re-installed as they had been corrupted. Since then I have tried booting to the Recovery Console and tried FIXMBR and FIXBOOT but they made no difference. I have also tried AVG AntiRootkit which found nothing.
It is quite possible that the problem could be unrelated to the viral attack.

My system is a Dual Core system, 1024Mb RAM and over 100GB disk space free. Running WinXP Pro SP2. All updates applied.

Answer:Slow Booting Prior To Boot Menu

Without a specific problem to approach, I'd have to suggest using SFC.EXE /SCANNOW or a repair install of Windows (uninstall IE7 first).

It all depends on what's causing the slowdown - and there's no telling what that is without extended diagnostics. For starters you can look in your Event Viewer for errors - and can use the Microsoft BootVis tool (although it's use isn't supported in XP) to figure out what's causing the delay.

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hi all. i have installed windows xp profesional into my pc resently. it goes well until i restarted my pc. now, i have both my old windows and new windows on boot menu.. i find it annoying because every time i on my pc it will automaticly boot into my old windows. how to fix this problem?
 

Answer:How to remove dual booting menu for Windows XP Pro?

hi oneshah, welcome to TS

In order to solve your problem you will need to use the boot setup under MSCONFIG.


Boot up your PC and boot into your NEW windows installation.
Select "Run" and when the box appears type in msconfig
You should now be shown the MSCONFIG dialog box with a series of tabes accross the top one of which will say "BOOT"
Click on the BOOT tab and you should see both your operating systems there for you to choose from.
Click on your NEW OS that you have installed and then click on the "SET DEFAULT" button
This will ensure that when your PC boots up it will boot into your NEW OS. You can also change the TIMEOUTtime here (default 30s) to a lower figure if you wish. Timeout time is where you may have more than one OS installed and it gives you a designated time for you to choose your desire oS.
Click OK and you will see a msgbox say Restart or Exit without Restarting
Click RESTART and your PC should boot into your NEW OS
When re-booting you will be shown a msgbox stating that you used MSCONFIG. Click on the option box "Don't show this message again" and click ok
Away you go

The image below is what the MSCONFIG with the BOOT option selected looks like. Please note the picture below only shows ONE OS installed





(not sure if the picture is being shown properly so the link is below)
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.asp...3EBE0217096A6F72!103&authkey=!AGp7nL6nCfG-6_4
Hope this Helps
James
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OK. My computer multi-boots to Windows 7 & 8 right now. 8 is on an SSD.

I am thinking about adding another HDD, moving 8 to the new HDD, and installing Windows 10 [Technical Preview] onto the SSD. If I disconnect the drives with 7 & 8 during the install, then add them to the boot menu after, can I make the computer boot to the HDD with 8, have that boot menu default to 8, with 7 & 10 as options, and if I make the computer boot off the SSD default to 10 with 7 & 8 as options?

Answer:Boot Menu & Multi-Harddrive booting

I am assuming that you have W7 & 8 installed using MBR style and they are both running 64 bit.
With Windows 8 running. Open Admin command prompt and type: bcdedit /export BCDbackup to save your current BCD. copy BCDbackup to somewhere safe.With the HD connected. Download Macrium Rescue disk from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxg...ew?usp=sharing and use: Rufus - Create bootable USB to create a bootable USB stick. then boot up your PC with it.On the first screen. Select Backup tab, select the SSD as source, click "Clone This disk", click next, select the HD as destination disk. Make sure you select the correct one.Shutdown. Disconnect the SSD and connect the HD to the cable that was connected to the SSD. set the boot priority to the HD in BIOS then reboot.If everything boot up as expected. Shutdown and connect the SSDBoot up Windows 10 TP installation media then select the SSD to install Windows 10
NOTE: delete all partitions from the SSD then click next.

Hope this helps.

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Hi!
Last year I purchased a XPS 13 and was pretty happy with it until the mini Displayport stopped working and I had to send the device to Dell two weeks ago. Unfortunately they reset my laptop and Windows 8 was the operating system again (I upgraded to Windows 10).
Then I tried to use my system image, which I created before sending the laptop in. This did not work because of Windows 8 instead of Windows 10. I read in some help forums and one person recommended to restart the laptop by using a USB as recovery disk, which I did. I made the recovery disk and entered the BIOS/UEFI and changed the boot order to USB first.
Now I cannot reset my laptop with the USB recovery disk, since the laptop then tells me:
"Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."
I also cannot change back to the original boot sequence since the HDD is missing in the options. When I enable legacy mode, there is no HDD. When I take out the USB recovery disk, I automatically get to a black screen which says:
"No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility, F5 for system check. I did the system check and it found no error."

Can anybody please help me with this?

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My ASUS laptop is only a few months old and has been working fine when a few days ago the Start Menu stopped working, as well as Cortana and File Explorer disappeared. My attempts to fix the problem may have made it worse as now I?m getting a BSOD. I?ll try to provide as much relevant info as I can.

I ran SFC Scannow which did find a disc issue but said it had repaired it. This did not fix the problem and since then all repeats of the command does not find any errors. I googled the problem and found the following two suggestions.

1 - Download a Start Menu Diag tool from Microsoft. I did this and it encountered an unexpected error.

2 - From Admin Command Prompt type and enter: Powershell
Type the following: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register ?$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml?}

I did this, got a lot of errors (which the article said would happen) but it did not fix the problem.

I tried to give up at this point and attempted to reset Windows to default but this failed with an unexpected error.

Around this time the BSOD started occurring every time I booted. It would recover and still does but when I next attempt to boot up, the BSOD happens again.

I found some errors in the event log regarding the User Profile Service - Windows cannot load classes registry file. DETAIL - The system cannot find the file specified.

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My Lenovo Z 580 is not booting it is showing boot menu and when I am selecting a hard disc or bootable CD drive it is again coming to the same thing . I tried with Linux/ Windows bootable CD/ DVD but it is doing the same thing
 

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lenovo 480, windows 8, 2gb mem, 500 gb hdd.. when i power the laptop the boot menu always apppear, so i chose to boot on the hard drive but it will not continue to boot to the hard drive at will return to boot menu... so i check the hard drive by using hirem... and nothing error found....

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My ASUS laptop is only a few months old and has been working fine when a few days ago the Start Menu stopped working, as well as Cortana and File Explorer disappeared. My attempts to fix the problem may have made it worse as now I?m getting a BSOD. I?ll try to provide as much relevant info as I can.

I ran SFC Scannow which did find a disc issue but said it had repaired it. This did not fix the problem and since then all repeats of the command does not find any errors. I googled the problem and found the following two suggestions.

1 - Download a Start Menu Diag tool from Microsoft. I did this and it encountered an unexpected error.

2 - From Admin Command Prompt type and enter: Powershell
Type the following: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register ?$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml?}

I did this, got a lot of errors (which the article said would happen) but it did not fix the problem.

I tried to give up at this point and attempted to reset Windows to default but this failed with an unexpected error.

Around this time the BSOD started occurring every time I booted. It would recover and still does but when I next attempt to boot up, the BSOD happens again.

I found some errors in the event log regarding the User Profile Service - Windows cannot load classes registry file. DETAIL - The system cannot find the file specified.

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Answer:Start Menu Not Working and BSOD When Booting Up

Hi Britomartus,

Welcome to the 10forums

Please check ASUS for BIOS updates.

Please remove either of the memory sticks, mixed memory may cause issues.
Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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hi experts,

well, i am new to here

well, letme ask my first doubt, reg OS, that,

i have installed Win Xp, two times by mistakenly. after that, all the time, whn i am opening my PC, the selection is coming on the Dos mose that, wh OS i have to use.
i waana remove one from this, as both are same.

be kind to guide the step by step to remove this selection

thanking you in advance

and looking to get guided soon


yours
mobileman
 

Answer:How to Remove the repeted selection of OS's from booting menu

See if this link helps you out any Mobileman.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=142511&highlight=windows+boot+selection

And welcome to MajorGeeks!

E
 

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I always shut the laptop down from the start menu. But now when I shut it down for the first time through the "alt+f4"-menu it won't restart. Or rather, it starts but it sounds like the HDD spins down after a second or so and it does not get past the first Lenovo startup screen. I can hit the ESC-key to see the detailed startup screen (with RAM-tests and such) but then nothing more happens. I can't go into BIOS or the boot menu. And it won't boot from a Win7 dvd. Any ideas?













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Answer:Not booting after doing shutdown from the "alt+f4" menu in win7 64bit for the first time

Sorry, apparently it was my SSD (Corsair F-series 90 gb) that suddenly broke down. I'm returning it to Corsair. Problem solved I guess.

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I have two problems. I use W7, and detest it, but am stuck for a while.
 
The right-click menu for Notepad now has "edit" in it. I have to choose that or else something tries to access "privileged resources" through splwow64.exe if I just double-click it. That shouldn't happen. I've used a substitute for Notepad for YEARS, called Notepad+, and it worked on W7 until recently. I can't find any infection on Notepad+, but it behaves as though it had one. Whatever changed the right-click menu was likely a toolbar, Conduit, which I stupidly allowed to install, and still can't get rid of it all. I can't find, on W7 where I can manage things like "open" "edit" etc. for any program on my PC, and associate the program file extension with something else. I had it in 98SE, but not in W7.
 
Conduit weaseled its way into many areas of my PC, and I had trouble both finding them and getting rid of them. Some I bumped into by pure accident. Most is gone now, but not all. The toolbar itself still comes up when I start Google Chrome, but it is unusable, just there. Chrome also shows a search page called "Connect" by Conduit, by default. I've removed it, in Chrome's settings, but it keeps coming back. So it still has a footprint somewhere in my Google Chrome files.
 
That same toolbar now gives me a popup every time I boot up. It says:
 
"RunDLL
 
There was a problem starting
 
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Conduit\Background\BackgroundContainer.dll
 
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Answer:Right-click menu changed - also rundll popup on booting

Download SecurityCheck.exe from Here. Run SecurityCheck and follow the instruction from inside the code box.. When the scan is finished, a notepad will automatically open as check.txt
   Please copy and paste the contents here on your next reply.
 
 Try clearing your cache files : Free Ccleaner
       Ignore the Registry feature of Ccleaner as it is not recommended or needed.
 Download Adwcleaner by Xplode from here.
      Click on Adwcleaner and hit the Scan button and will begin to search for PUP and malicious files. Once finished click the Clean button. Copy and   paste the log on your next reply.
 Scan for Malware using free Malwarebytes
      Install then run a quick scan only after updating to the latest definition.Uncheck the trial pro version on setup and remove any found threats after    running the scan.Please post also the result.
 Download JRT by thisisu from this link.
      Make sure to disable your antivirus or any running protection softwares before running JRT to avoid interferences.
      For Vista and Windows 7, right-click and Run as Administrator. In XP, double click JRT icon.
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Hi dear forum members, I have a serious problem with my E530 type 3259, running Win10, latest BIOS 2.58 in UEFI mode and expressCache with mSata SSD. The laptop was doing some Windows updates and because I had to leave, as soon as it restarted and I saw the bios splash screen I shut down the computer (1 short press on the power button, it went off a moment later).Today, the laptop does not boot anything anymore except for the diagnostic screen (all tests pass), it is stuck at the splash screen with the message "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter. ". I can still access the BIOS by pressing F1 but the boot menu with the startup options is gone! (see picture)Same issue as HERE and HERE on the forum. More information & what I tried:- I always set a supervisor password on the BIOS and disable the F12 key on my lenovo's. I have now removed the supervisor password but cannot re-enable the F12 key.- I tried booting everything live CD, HDD, USB stick, etc. no luck- I tried a Phoenix crisis recovery with the biosfile .LT1 and by pressing Fn + R but it does not read from the USB key  altough it does give a system board beep (1short 2x3short 1short) at times and the screen always stays blank (if you have more info on this, please PM me I understand this is advanced stuff and at my own risks) It is like it is stuck in a hybrid reboot/shutdown and the startup options are thus not available. I know the BIOS cannot be hard reset, removing the RTC batte... Read more

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to fix up a computer for a friend of mine who has windows XP SP2. It boots up ok, but after logging in, I can't see the contents of C: or the start menu.

Logged into computer in safe mode as Administrator and I could get a RUN box there. Managed to get an IE window and a network connection, downloaded ComboFix.

Looking for next steps. Thanks!

Answer:Windows Booting, not showing contents of drive or start menu, dl'ed ComboFix, Next Steps?

I just tried to use Unhide.exe. No dice. I can't find my friend's files...

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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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Hi,
So i was dual booting 2 windows 7 of my computer as one of them stuff up so i was transfering all my data over to the new windows 7.

I use partion wizard to delete the old windows 7 and extend the size of the new windows 7.

No every time i start my PC up i get presented with the dual boot screen.

I have checked msconfig, and it shows that there are no OS

Answer:Dual Boot menu still present even tho im not dual booting

After doing some research I have found to get it to show the Os in msconfig, I need to assign a drive letter to msconfig.
However once that's done and I remove the drive leader and restart pc it doesn't appear once again

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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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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>:

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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Question: GRUB and OKR

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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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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Question: grub on win 8

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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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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Question: GRUB and DR Dos

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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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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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

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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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

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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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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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: 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 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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Question: Grub Bootloader

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 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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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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Question: Grub Error

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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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.


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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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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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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: Puppy's GRUB?

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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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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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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Question: Grub vs Lilo

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: 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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