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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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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!
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/
 

borner

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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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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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