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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Enipra, Jul 21, 2006.

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  1. Enipra

    Enipra Thread Starter

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    Hello Everybody!

    I have Win XP Pro SP1 and Linux installed on my computer, Windows starts by default.
    Yesterday when I finished working in Linux, I restarted to switch to Windows as I often do.
    But neighther Windows nor Linux started and now I only see DOS screen.

    When I turn on my PC, it seems to start normally, but soon on the black Dos screen it is written.

    ....
    Verifying DMI Pool Data...
    GRUB Loading Stage2

    GRUB Version 0.91 (639K lower/523200 upper memory)

    grub>_
    ...

    When I press tab, all the available commands appear such as (Boot, reboot, halt, debug, setup and many others) but I still don't know what to do.

    So please, help me with this problem.... What this GRUB is? What should I do?
     
  2. pehbond

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    mmmm this for me is a little shot in the dark and someone may suggest something else but have you tried to boot with the windows xp disk and run the repair command bootcfg /rebuild
     
  3. Memnoch322

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    I think that will work, but I am not sure if it will still dual boot after you run that command.
     
  4. pehbond

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  5. Enipra

    Enipra Thread Starter

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    Thanks a lot!!!! I'll try to get home soon and fix everything.
    If there still are some problems, I'll be back tomorrow...
     
  6. Enipra

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    Ok, thanks, your links were very helpful! I could repair my Windows following the instructions in that site you provided, and now as it says I'm going to download FC3 rescue disk and reinstall GRUB to fix the dual boot.
     
  7. pehbond

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    let me know how it goes with the rescue disk and the grub download.
     
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