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  1. borner

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    Hi, i had windows vista duel booting with ubuntu linux, i had ubuntu installed on a separate hard drive. The 2nd hard drive stopped working and i need to send it back. The grub loader that allowed me to choose between windows or ubuntu was also on that drive so i now just get the message 'error loading grub' so i cannot boot up windows. Can anyone help me on what to do from here to get my computer to boot up windows?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    I'm assuming you are trying to boot to the Vista hard drive.

    http://www.vistaclues.com/how-to-manually-repair-bcd-when-windows-wont-start/
     
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    thanks for the reply, the problem is i dont have the windows vista disk, is there a way to do it without the disk?
     
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    i will give that a go now, thankyou very much for all your help
     
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    problem sorted! Its booting up fine now. Thanks again
     
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    Others may have the same problem.
    How did you accomplish the boot?
     
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    I downloaded the vista repair .iso file from the website that you recommended to me and burnt it to a cd. Then i booted up my computer from this disk and went to the command prompt section, from here i typed in BootRec.exe/FixMbr (as instructed to on the other website that you recommended to me) This re-writes the master boot record of the system partition to start Windows Vista. I then restarted my machine and it booted up fine.
     
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    Excellent (y) Use the Thread Tools to make this one as SOLVED.
     
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