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Computer does'nt boot! help!


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:whistling: When i start up my pc it fires up fine, but it stops at the intel motherboard screen and GRUB doesnt show up (I have WinXP and Fedora core 4 linux). I cannot boot into either OS. Is this a BIOS problem? Is the harddrive not working properly? please tell me what i should do to solve this.
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if your boot loader isn't showing up...i'd say something is wrong with your MBR..or the bootloader itself (though it would fail in the loader not fail to appear at all)...when did this start happening? what did you do to cause this? (if you know)
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i dont know what i did to make this happen. this started happening around 2 days ago.
If there is a problem with the MBR what should i do? Is there any way to recover the MBR or sumthing??
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well...there's a way to recover it for windows...you may have to reinstall linux once done... or reinstall grub (don't know how to do that)

do you have your xp cd?
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i dont have my xp cd right now.
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"right now" or not ever?
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right now. Is there a solution for "not ever"? :whistling:

Edited by crash91, 24 July 2006 - 10:53 AM.

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can you get it? (or actually any xp cd of the same type i.e. xp home or xp pro)
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i left my cd in another country with a relative. could be sent to me. (XP pro btw)

Edited by crash91, 24 July 2006 - 10:57 AM.

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size=3]Creating a Bootable Recovory Console Disk[/size]

Download RC.ISO from Here.

Now burn this ISO image to a CD and boot your computer with it.
Keep in mind that this is different than burning a file to a CD. If you do not know how to burn an ISO image, then download CDBurnerXP Pro to another Windows machine and install it. Then go Here for instructions for burning the ISO image

Once the CD is created, place it in the defunct computer

Then reboot your broken PC with that CD in the CD-ROM drive.

Make sure the PC is set to run from the CD as the primary boot device.
You do this by setting your PC to boot to the CD-ROM in BIOS (enter bios by pressing f1, f2 or del key during memory count up, then search for boot order, and set the CD as the first boot device)

When the PC boots, it will boot from the CD...after the first several screens load, you will be given a choice to choose R for recovery console. You will be asked to log in.
For Windows XP Home, there is not password, just hit enter. For Windows XP pro, ask whomever set up the machine what password they used.

Once at the Recovery console c:\windows prompt, type
fixmbr
and press enter
then type fixboot
and press enter

Edited by dsenette, 24 July 2006 - 11:00 AM.

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Thanks for the help! I'll try to do this and see if my comp is fixed.
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