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    I cant boot into windows! please help


    well i got on my windows partition and deleted that linux partition and i thought that would just leave windows on my machine and everything would be fine.. but now i have no grub boot loader and i cant boot into windows.. how can i boot into windows now? i am on my other computer right now.. and i cant listen to any of my music or anything.. this sucks lol

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    Are you able to boot into Linux? Or has GRUB completely gone bye-bye?

    A possible solution is booting from the distro install disc and seeing if there's a way to repair the bootloader. It should automatically add an entry for Windows.

    If this doesn't work, you'll need to fix Grub manually using a LiveCD like Knoppix.

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    yes grub is gone
    how would i fix it with knoppix
    I have knopix

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    Just do a fixmbr.

    Boot with your Windows CD, then type R to bring the recovery console, and...

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...ns_fixmbr.mspx
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    ok thanks i will try that then

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    but how do i know what the name of the device is

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    I think you can manage without the name of the device.

    Anyway, it's your best bet right now.

    Here's what Microsoft says about it:

    You can obtain the device name from the output of the map command. If you do not specify a device name, the MBR of the boot device is repaired, for example:
    fixmbr \device\harddisk2
    If the fixmbr command detects an invalid or non-standard partition table signature, fixmbr command prompts you for permission before rewriting the MBR. The fixmbr command is supported only on x86-based computers.
    So yes, if it's your boot device, no need to specify the device name.

    Check out:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;314058
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    yes but i do other partitions on that drive.. will that hurt it any

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    Nope, I don't think so. It's only the Master Boot Record, it doesn't decide the partitioning of the drive.

    That's like saying you can erase your partitions with GRUB.

    FixMBR just place a microsoft equivalent of GRUB at the beginning of the drive.

    Pretty safe I think.
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