[ubuntu-za] WINDOWS BOOT PROBLEM
leesharp at hal-pc.org
Wed Apr 14 16:00:21 BST 2010
bullet at ballmail.co.za wrote:
> Thanks Tim,Hannes,Frans,Quintin,Josh,
> All your help & interest is appreciated. I did have a supergrub disk
> which I used but obviously not correctly, as it kept opening the 10.04
> grub menu without giving me the option to repair anything. Ok, I sorted
> that out by going into the support menu, however what then happened was
> that by trying to repair the MBR, it totally removed all the grub menu's
> and then gave me an "error 6" with the message "mismatched or corrupt
> version of stage1/stage2" and I'm still unable to boot into windows.
> I recovered 8.04 via supergrub, but 10.04 was completely removed. I've
> re-installed 10.04 and it gave me the option to import XP & 8.04 files,
> which I've done and they're all there. I suppose these will be workable
> if I download wine & work through 10.04?
> I've only got the XP version that came with the computer which I believe
> is not the same as a separate disk and can't do the fixmbr function.
> I don't want to fiddle and wipe everything off - You've guessed it, no
> recent back ups on XP.
> Will the repair installation option correct the "corrupt version"
> problem or am I looking at a complete re-install of XP?
You still have Windows, but you do not have a boot loader. You can use
any boot disk with "fdisk" on it, and run an "fdisk /mbr" to get it back
to Windows, then re-install grub which will fix the bootloader, not just
the master boot record. Some help can be found at
http://www.google.com/search?q=boot+disk+fdisk+%2Fmbr Just about any
DOS type boot disk will work.
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