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I installed mandrake 8.1 in my windows xp computer, I could not install 10.1, I installed linux in my second hd and windows in the first, when I start the ...
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    windows and mandrake problem!!!!


    I installed mandrake 8.1 in my windows xp computer, I could not install 10.1, I installed linux in my second hd and windows in the first, when I start the computer a screen ask me if I want linux or nt, I want to remove linux of the computer becouse I want to install it in other, removed the hard drive with linux and windows dont work now, I tried to change lilo and didnot work, i did a new installation of linux and did not work, I removed my windows hd and I installed in other computer with windows xp and did not read, I need my information in windows!!! help
    How I recover my windows partition?

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    LiLo should still have been able to boot your Windows computer, even after you removed the second hard drive.

    When you took the second hard drive out, did you change the jumpers on the first hard drive, so it would be Master by itself.

    What kind of hard drive is this?
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    Re: windows and mandrake problem!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmora03
    I installed mandrake 8.1 in my windows xp computer, I could not install 10.1, I installed linux in my second hd and windows in the first, when I start the computer a screen ask me if I want linux or nt, I want to remove linux of the computer becouse I want to install it in other, removed the hard drive with linux and windows dont work now, I tried to change lilo and didnot work, i did a new installation of linux and did not work, I removed my windows hd and I installed in other computer with windows xp and did not read, I need my information in windows!!! help
    How I recover my windows partition?
    Well you could install the windoze hd in another xp pc as the secondary hd. Then once it has booted go to disk management & activate the 2nd hd & give it a drive letter. You then should be able to browse. Or you could boot the xp hd from a floppy & check whether you can browse via dos. Or you could boot your xp hd with a xp boot disc then type
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    fdisk /mbr
    . Then reboot. Im quite sure that you have not lost your data because you removed the Linux drive...

    HTH

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