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i installed dsl along with windows but on different partitions. . . . i used the grub install choice not the direct install. . . ne way now i cant ...
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    dsl help


    i installed dsl along with windows but on different partitions. . . . i used the grub install choice not the direct install. . . ne way now i cant get back to windows. . . . what should i do? i tried everything and now hda5 is empty while hda1 contains windows. . . i really want to switch to linux but I need to get back to windows for the time being

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Try using the SuperGRUB LiveCD to restore/remove GRUB, or to restore your Windows bootloader, as needed.

    Let us know how it goes.
    oz

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    ok i downloaded the iso image but like i said hda5 is wiped out and hda1 has windows..................i am running dsl from the live cd and im getting used to it but like i said i need to get back to windows for some stuff so my next question is how do i write the iso file to a disk??..................i only have one CD drive which is a writer

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    If you don't have a working system that you can use to write the ISO file to disk, you can use your Windows installation CD to restore the Windows bootloader.

    For Windows XP/Me/98...

    boot with a Windows emergency boot disk and run the following command:

    Code:
    fdisk /mbr
    ...or you can boot with the Windows installation CD and from the Recovery Console enter the following command:

    Code:
    fixmbr
    Doing either one of those should rewrite the MBR (master boot record) allowing you to reboot directly into Windows.



    For Windows Vista...

    boot from Vista installation DVD

    select Repair Your Computer

    select Windows Vista

    select Command Prompt

    execute the following commands:

    Code:
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    close/exit Command Prompt screen, and reboot.



    Let us know how it goes...
    oz

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    yup it worked............from tomorrow onwards i will use linux carefully

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    Hey, glad that worked for you and you are up and running again!

    Don't hesitate to post new threads with any new questions.
    oz

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