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#1 NuckenFutz

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:03 PM

Hi all, I have had some big problems with this laptop and I just remembered that my friend installed slax on this laptop's HDD. I remembered watching it boot and seeing all the commands go on but before all of that it said in caps GRUB. I looked into grub some and found out it was badly designed and the problem with the laptop was that we could not get it to boot ANYTHING other than slax via flash drive. Could grub be the reason why things are not booting? We want to get this thing running windows again but cannot get the install to boot by any methods. Does grub have these kinds of problems? Because this laptop is making no sense and it should always make sense. If some are thinking if im talking about the laptop in here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic408645.html/page__st__15__gopid__2336469#entry2336469
You are right. Still on this cursed laptop. :axe:

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:07 PM

Do you still have a windoze partition on the laptop?
It's nice to be important, it's much more important to be nice.

#3 NuckenFutz

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

Nope, we wiped the HDD

Edited by NuckenFutz, 21 July 2011 - 10:11 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:44 PM

If the hdd is IDE, it's probably toast.
How was the hdd wiped -- do you know? For example, using the dd command or dban or some other software?
Use gparted or PartedMagic and see if new partitions are able to be created; then try installing ULTILEX to
one of the created partitions. If that does not work or stay bootable, the hdd is most likely to blame.

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#5 NuckenFutz

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:09 AM

Thanks for the responce pane-free. And I beleive we just deleted everything with slax. I will try what you suggested =D




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