Hi guys, I’ll try to explain this simply and concisely.
From the beginning:
Installed Windows XP (for probably the 4th time on my laptop)
Got bored, installed OpenSUSE
Didn’t ever use OpenSUSE so decided to free up some
hard disk space, and deleted OpenSUSE partition.
Problem: Can’t boot XP
Attempted Fixes: Boot from Windows CD, tried FIXMBR and FIXBOOT commands on Windows repair console, (I did the same thing with an Ubuntu distro, deleted partition and if I remember correctly, FIXMBR worked last time) however neither worked, GRUB still loads, can’t boot anything.
Also tried to: boot (hd0,(0-8)) from within the GRUB bash screen, didnt work (I think i got like a Kernel not loaded error)
Current Partitions: 40GB C: - WINDOWS, 70GB D: - Music/Video/Shared Space, 50 or so GB of unpartitioned space (what once held the OpenSUSE partition.
I hope that’s a clear enough description, if its not, let me know what info I need to provide.
• Windows 2000/XP on the computer: Boot from the XP/2000 installation disk and proceed to the final screen where you have the option to Repair Your Computer. Press “R” for Repair and log onto the Windows installation. When the command prompt appears, enter the command fixmbr. Confirm “yes” and you will receive confirmation of the reinstallation of Windows bootstrap code into the MBR. Enter exit and the computer will reboot.
Thanks for all your help caf. I ended up destroying the partition table so I used parted magic to back everything up. Just 2 partitions with it. BTW, fantastic live distro. Thanks for the tip!! Reinstalling windows right now but I think I’m gonna go back to ubuntu for my Linux distro til I’m more comfortable with unix based OS’s. Anyways, thank you for your help! I’m gettin really sick of typing on my iPhone so I’ll clearly explain what happened when I have my network controllers installed on my of lol