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Trouble Booting (grub Loader Error 22)

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#1 LethalLavaLand


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Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:38 AM

Hi. I had a dual boot Vista/Ubuntu but decided to remove Ubuntu because I wanted to switch to 100% Vista and then a Virtual PC with Ubuntu.
So I went into diskmanagement and removed the partitions containing Ubuntu and allocated the free space to my other partitions.
Everything seemed ok. However, when I restarded the computer I get the error mentioned in the title.
I would be forever grateful if someone could take their time and help me with this. I know it's my fault for being stupid but please help.

I tried using my Vista DVD and "repair my PC" but it can't even find my Vista installation... What can I do?

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:09 AM

The grub loader is looking for Ubuntu - and since it can't find it, it's giving you an error. If you were able to previously boot to your Vista installation and now you can't - I suspect that something in that was done in Disk Management has "hosed" your Windows partition.

If the repair doesn't work, then I'd have to suggest starting over with a full, clean install.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:53 AM

I have used an ubuntu live cd and can now at least access all my files. From here surely I must be able to fix my problem? I can even access the internet :huh:.

Would it really be necessary to start over with a new install? Not that I would mind but I was just hoping for an easier solution =o.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:36 PM

1. Boot to vista disk
2. Select "repair my computer"
3. Select advanced options
4. Select "Command prompt"
5. Run these commands:


to uninstall GRUB.

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