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hi , i have a problem and i need your help . I have installed fedora core 5 , then i returned to windows xp , i had no problem ...
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    unable to load operating system


    hi , i have a problem and i need your help . I have installed fedora core 5 , then i returned to windows xp , i had no problem till the day i have played with Partition Magic 8 , i clicked on reboot on another partition or something like that then my computer stopped working , it says unable to load the operating system , since i'm stucked , i can't do nothing .

    I hope u guys can help me

    Thank you verry much

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    boot up from Fedora Installation CD/DVD and type 'linux rescue' at boot: prompt.
    you will get prompt back after a while. execute 'fdisk -l' comman and post output here.





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    unable to load o.s

    fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/tracks, 7296 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda2 2 517 4144770 5 Extended
    /dev/hda3 1691 6882 41704708+ 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda4 * 1117 1690 4610623+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda5 2 2 8001 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda6 3 517 4136706 7 HPFS/NTFS

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    partition /dev/hda3 NTFS is hidden. you have to unhide it.
    is Linux booting up? which Boot Loader are you using? Linux's GRUB or PM's Boot Magic?






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    error

    well , i have no idea , i would like to help but i don,t know , all i know is that Partion Magic 8 is the reason of this problem

    Thanks four your great support

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    how did you boot up Fedora or Windows before this problem? where/how did you select OS ar startup?





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    look, Win Xp was the leading boot sector on my hard disk , i decided to work with winxp only after realizing linux is hard to handle so i didn't touch the other partitions , i was unable to delete them so i let them in my hd .

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    you should write this in First post. you are not using Linux OR its boot loader and asking for help in LinuxForums.
    well ! download Ultimate Boot CD or System Rescue CD. boot from it and unhide hidden /dev/hda3 partition.





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