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#1 Azifer

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:04 AM

Recently I have booted my computer, as I do normally, and this message occurred after the BIOS:

"GRUB Loading stage 1.5

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 2"

Nothing happens after, it just stays the same.

Operating system:
Windows 7 Home Prem
64 bit

Please help if you can, thanks.

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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:49 AM

Were you trying to install *nix on this machine?  What was going on before this started happening?  Grub indicates a *nix issue, not a Windows issue.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:58 AM

I didn't even know what *nix is until I searched it, so no. Computer seemed to be working fine previously and there were no problems. I don't understand how I have a GRUB issue, as like you mentioned, they occur usually with Linux.

I have never used Linux or done anything in relation to it.

Edited by Azifer, 10 June 2014 - 10:58 AM.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:00 AM

 Grub comes with Linux, not Windows, so I surmise that you've installed Linux on that computer in addition to Windows.  If you do that, they'll coexist well until you try to resize a partition, then you'll see a grub error.  When that happened to me, I reinstalled Linux (I believe it was the Mint distro I was using), and the problem went away.  Windows 7 and Linux can coexist peacefully, but they use different file systems nonetheless, and there're restrictions that apply.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

#5 Azifer

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:05 AM

Honestly I never tried installing Linux, and I don't think it could have installed by itself. I could perhaps check if it's there, but I don't know how...

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:05 AM

 OK, I see you added a post saying you've never done anything with Linux.  Does anyone else use your computer perhaps?  If not, we have something mysterious here.  I think I'd make a Repair disc on another Windows 7 64 bit computer, then boot from it, on your computer, and see if that will fix it.  Something's happened to your master boot record.  To make a repair disc, go to Start -> Control Panel -> Backup and Restore -> Create system repair disc.  Insert a blank CD-R and it'll create it in 3-4 min.

 

Good luck.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:05 AM


I have never used Linux or done anything in relation to it.

Are you the only user of that computer?


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#8 Azifer

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:08 AM

Yep, I'm the only user. I'll try the repair disk thing, maybe it'll do something.

Thanks

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

You may need to use EasyBCD (Free) program to restore your bootloader. Google it up.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:41 AM

@badr0b0t I can't really use a program if I can't boot my computer, or am I not understanding correctly?

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:54 AM

@badr0b0t I can't really use a program if I can't boot my computer, or am I not understanding correctly?

You will have to create a bootable EasyBCD disc just like the bootable rescue/repair disc.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:00 PM

 You have a couple of things to try now.  There're others if you have no success too.

 

 One thing I've done on occasion was to create a small partition about 30 GB and do a Windows 7 install in that.  That'll recreate your master boot record and give you a dual boot you can use to get to your real system.  Takes about 45 minutes; you don't have to do anything with updates, activation, apps, etc., you just need enough to get you going again.  Crude solution, but for 45 min. of effort it beats spending days of effort on other trial and error if it comes to that.

 

Good luck.


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