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Solved: Can't boot to Windows after wiping Ubuntu partition!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Colt, Aug 8, 2010.

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  1. Colt

    Colt Thread Starter

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    Following very carefully (I thought) an old thread on unloading Ubuntu to revert to Win XP Pro, I deleted the Ubuntu partition with Easeus Partition Mastri, then resized my XP partition to use the extra space. Then intended to boot from my Win XP CD to run 'fixmbr'. I thought from the old thread that that would fix the Master Boot Record and that I would then be up and running in Windows again.

    But my computer now won't boot from the XP CD. I get 2 consecutive messages:
    GRUB Loading stage 1.5.

    GRUB loading, please wait...
    Error 22

    I can still boot from the Easeus Partition Master which shows my disk like this:

    Size Used Unused Status
    FAT 16 47.03 Mb 39.03 M 8.0 Mb None Primary
    NTFS 224.18 Gb 110.77 Gb 113.41 Gb Active Primary
    Unallocated 5.84 Gb 0 Bytes 5.84 Gb None Logical
    FAT 32 2.75 Gb 2.39 Gb 363.72 Mb None Primary
    Unallocated 8.65 Mb 0 Bytes 8.65 Mb None Logical

    I'm right out of my depth here, and would be really, really grateful for some help! What can I do now? ,

    Dell Dimension 5000 3.0 Ghz
    3 Gb RAM
    Windows XP Pro SP3
     
  2. surferdude2

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    Clean your XP CD with alcohol, rubbing from the center to the outside. Let it dry and try booting again. If no joy, borrow an XP CD from a friend if possible. If the easeus CD boots, the XP should. If must be dirty or scratched.

    Another way, use the XP setup floppy set from MS to boot to the RC.

    Yet another way, Get a Quick Boot CD. It will substitute for your HD MBR and boot files and allow booting Windows.

    http://webpages.charter.net/surferdude/SDhome1.html
     
  3. Colt

    Colt Thread Starter

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    Thanks, Surferdude2. Up and running again - thanks to your Quick Boot CD.
    Really appreciated your help....
     
  4. surferdude2

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    You're welcome Colt, Thanks for the feedback so others can share.

    Best regards,

    Dude
     
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