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    OK but do start a new thread if you can't find the answer anywhere else
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    Quote Originally Posted by mariana.malta
    I can't

    I tried the FIXMBR and Fixboot with the windows repair CD and now I can't access ANYTHING at all.
    Not even through koppix. I can't mount the hard disk!

    I think I am going to start all over again (window$ install, after that Edubuntu..) for the 3rd time and come back when I have the problems and can post the files you ask.

    thank you!
    Mariana
    you can get grub back on following http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...d-edition.html
    To be honest, this may have the same answer as the above part of this thread.

    also what does the error say?
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    the reason why I couldn't access my windows partition was because of the boot.ini file from which windows loads itself

    it looked like this:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

    and, by coincidence I found out that it had to be "partition(2)" in line 3 and in the last line thus making this:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    I also put the GRUB loader on a floppy disk (I don't know what site I read that, but it showed up in google pretty quick) and then fixed the MBR with the windows bootup thingy That's about all I did

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