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 Post subject: Dual boot, Windows XP/Ubuntu 7.10
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:55 am 
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Hello: First of all, I hope I am not in the wrong forum to ask this. Well, I went and did it this time. My present configuration is dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows XP Pro. Drive C is 80GB and only has Windows XP Pro w/SP3, Drive D is also 80GB and half has Ubuntu 7.10. Windows XP Pro crashed and burned this morning and with all the procedures from Microsoft and different forums, I am unable to boot in Windows XP. My failure is that my system32/config is missing or corrupted. I also tried Repair using my Windows CD to no avail. Like I said, I tried everything. So, I am ready to do a clean install of Windows. Here is my question, what will I have to do, if anything, to get my boot menu back to select either Windows or Ubuntu after the clean install of Windows XP Pro? I haven't started as yet until I get some info, comments or whatever. Thanks guys.
BTW, this configuration has been working for about 1.5 years with no problems.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:00 am 
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My dual boot is XP and Suse Linux and I use the Grub boot loader in Linux. You don't mention what boot loader you are using and I don't use Unbuntu so I am not sure.

However, if you use the Linux boot loader and it is Grub then following the reinstall of XP if the boot loader in Linux is confused you may have to edit your Linux boot loader.

Also, your question may fare better in the Alternate OS section of the forums.

Ron


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:26 am 
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You're looking at reloading grub. These steps should be able to solve this for you

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/r ... es-it-out/

Although from previous posts here, I don't remember this being exactly that simple when working with 7.10.


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