OS can't boot

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    mihirvashist New Member

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    hi everybody i installed PCOlinux2006 on my system along with windows xp
    but i didn'tlike it so i went to disk management in windows and deleted the unrecognized linux partition(i didn't knew how to uninstall linux)
    but now when i boot GRUB v0.95 shows and doesn't let me boot into windows plz help me
    tell me how to recover my system:confused: :?
    maybe it is because i placed grub ito MBR during installation process(it was my first time)
    plz help me:(
    thnx in advance
     
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    mediator New Member

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    simple! boot from xp cd. press r for repair...
    select ur windows parition and then at the terminal write "fixmbr"! ur done

    u need xp pro CD for this!
     
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    mihirvashist New Member

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    thank you vey much for this,
    i'll first ask somebody to give me his/her xp pro cd and then i'll right away do it but just one question
    have you tried it,is it fullpfoof,will it work fine ?
    bcuz i haven't installed xp on my own computer!!!


    thnx:p :) :lol:
     
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    YES! It 100% works.

    U can also use Windows 98 CD and after booting into DOS, give following command:

    fdisk /mbr
     
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    Yea I had done this like 5-6 times on ma dad's lappy to see which linux distro suits on the lappy for me!! I tried SUSE 10, Ubuntu,knoppix etc and finally installed knoppix!!
     
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    This one is a common query, you havent searched I guess. Fixmbr works perfectly enough, troubles are very rare.
     
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