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Comp wont boot to any os

By osirus
Nov 22, 2007
  1. lets see if anyone can figure this one out i installed both ubuntu and xp on one computer, had to uninstall ubuntu on comp, so i just deleted partion ubuntu was on (i have two hrad drive) restarted computer, got grub stage 1.5 loadin
    error 17. no i cant using any live cds xp boot cds or boot disk, any help?
     
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    when you say you have 2 drives
    was each installed with OS
    can try removing 1 drive to load xp
    as fact I suggest to load xp have only 1 drive installed
     
  3. osirus

    osirus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its coming along

    i actually think i am making head way , i went to my friends house brought my drives with me, stuck the master in his computer ran windows recovery , did a fixmbr, now i am doing a bootcfg /rebuild to repair my boot.ini file, i hope this works? any suggestions?
     
  4. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    well, your Ubuntu partition was set active after install so it went to grub, all you need to do is flag the windows partition active, by means of a partitioning tool.

    when you installed Ubuntu it didnt modify your boot.ini file, it just set its own partition or the partition with grub active. which if your ubuntu install is on the secondary grub was installed on the primary in front of windows and will load first, so setting the NTFS partition active should work.
     
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