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Windows 2000 Won't Boot, Grub Error...

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#1 madman6510


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Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:31 PM

I recently got a PC from a friend, and when he dropped it off, he took out one of the hard drives because he said it had some data on it from another OS, and he needed it back. When I went to boot the PC it started, and before it started to load W2K it gave me an error message. Any keys pressed give back a beep. I don't have the Windows 2000 CD. Is there any way I can go around to fix this?

[codebox]GRUB Loading stage1.5

GRUB Loading, please wait...
Error 21[/codebox]

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:42 AM

Does your friend have the W2k CD? The easiest way is with the CD, perhaps someone here will be able to give you some step by step instructions to remove this from the master boot record.

Using Windows 2000

In Windows 2000, you can uninstall GRUB as follows:

Boot from the Windows 2000 CD and press the "R" key during the setup and then the "K" key in the following menu in order to start the Recovery Console. Select your Windows 2000 installation from the list and enter the administrator password. At the input prompt, enter the command "FIXMBR" and confirm the query with "y". The MBR will be rewritten and GRUB will be uninstalled. Press "exit" to reboot the computer.


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