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Grub Error No Such device

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by singledadinia, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. singledadinia

    singledadinia Thread Starter

    Feb 20, 2009
    Guys if you could help me out with this I would greatly appreciate it!

    A while back I installed ubuntu on a 2nd hard drive of my xp machine. I decided to remove ubuntu so I went into Disk Manger in Windows and deleted the partition and reformatted the 2nd drive so I could use it as additional storage. All well, machine was running fine but when i rebooted i got the following error ...
    error: no such device: fba6ac29-b27a-41e2-90b4-1884764d8ebd. grub rescue>

    I can access my bios but the machine will not boot. I unplugged the 2nd hard drive completely and got the same error. I have been trying to find the solution but the answers seem to be all over the place. I do not understand why this is effecting my primary drive when I didnt have ubuntu on it ever.

    I have the op system cd and the compaq restore plus cd but U do NOT want to reformat my primary drive as I have everything on it.

    Whenever I get stuck you guys always come through, so I am hoping you can again.

  2. Saga Lout

    Saga Lout

    Sep 15, 2004

    I suggest that you run Ubuntu again as a Live CD then search the hard disk for the file menu.lst and edit or delete it. Editing is probably better - just set MS as the default auto login - deleting might upset things even more.
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