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    9795 is the version number of SuprerGRUB. :P

    So, what do I do?

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    burn it to disk, then boot with the newly created disk, and follow the menu prompts.
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    Menu prompts don't really tell me what to do... Hmm.

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    I've only used SuperGRUB a few times and the menu prompts always guided me perfectly toward a successful outcome. If you need documentation, they have some on their website, but I'm not sure about how good it is since I've never looked at it.
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    I think I've got the hang of it. One moment.

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    I got this when I did a reboot:

    Yukon PXE v3.5.2.3
    (C)Copyright 2003-2005 Marvell(R). All rights reserved.

    Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE) v2.1
    (C)Copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corporation.
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable.
    PXE-MOF Exiting PXE ROM.


    Note: This is a laptop.

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    Can anyone help?

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    The supergrub disk option is something like restore windows bootloader to MBR. If that option does not work you can try a boot OS directly using Supergrub. If you are still having problems then boot from the Ubuntu live CD and post the output of
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    sudo fdisk -l
    so we can see disk structure and check if partition is marked as bootable etc.

    Ed: btw if you are looking here then you want the iso images at the bottom of the page and select burn image to disk

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    Here you go.

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x2787912e

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 12161 97683201 7 HPFS/NTFS
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

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    Your fdisk output indicates you have a single partition (ntfs format) which is bootable. This partition takes the whole drive space ... but you said you deleted Linux partions

    Supergrub will restore generic Windows bootloader code to the MBR ... see here for example ...this allows you to boot Windows provided it is bootable and the partition is marked as such.

    I'm not sure how you managed to end up with a single partition using the whole disk but I'd be tempted to boot from the live CD, backup data and do a fresh XP install. Only backup genuine user data rather than config files ... plus activiation information see here.

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