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Xp Doesn't Boot Right


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#1 sharpe95

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 03:57 PM

I installed Kubuntu from a Live CD, I guess the Window's MBR got damaged due to the reformat of the partition, and I'd like to know if there is a way to restore it without using the Recovery CD. I know that there is a fdisk /mbr command or something, but I can't really do it since I can't even get into Windows. Any help here? :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 05:53 PM

When you installed Kubuntu, did you want to dual boot with XP? From what I can see from your post, seems like you formatted your XP partition and basically XP is gone and Kubuntu has taken over.

This means whatever files you had are gone and the only way you are going to get XP back on is to put your XP CD or your recovery CD in and start over. With that, you'll lose the Kubuntu OS.

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 07:04 PM

I installed Kubuntu from a Live CD, I guess the Window's MBR got damaged due to the reformat of the partition, and I'd like to know if there is a way to restore it without using the Recovery CD. I know that there is a fdisk /mbr command or something, but I can't really do it since I can't even get into Windows. Any help here? :thumbsup:

If you didn't hose your Windows installation, you need to do that in DOS, not Windows. With a Windows 98 boot disk. After the A prompt comes up then type in fdisk /mbr.

Edited by mommabear, 25 August 2007 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2007 - 07:49 PM

You will need the XP Cd to access the recovery console
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#5 sharpe95

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 08:40 PM

I can still boot Windows, with the F8 thing and all those Safe Mode and options and stuff, but I tried all of them, and they all come up with a blue screen error. The main error is UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. So, I need a CD? Is that the only way?

When you installed Kubuntu, did you want to dual boot with XP?


Yes.

Edited by sharpe95, 25 August 2007 - 08:42 PM.





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