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sayit

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My son booted up the PC..." Grub loading, please wait... ERROR 22
There is no further response from the XP boot up.
Is this a re-install project?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank-you
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What other OS are you loading Grub to boot? With a lot of the distros I've tried you can boot the CD you installed from and reload Grub to repair it. It's worked for me several times. You can also try a FIXMBR from repair console if you have a XP install disk. This will remove Grub from the MBR.
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If you do re-install. I find that it is much easier to install Windows FIRST, and then install Linux, otherwise you will have to edited the GRUB manually, which is doable, but can be a pain.
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Thanks Silverbeard. My son is using Windows XP Pro with SuSe. Apparently the problem occured as I understand it,when he up sized his hard drive from 160> 250 GB. He used the XP cd in recovery console with the command "fixboot"...got "new bootsector was successfully written", but when rebooted went back to error 22.The next step was to command"FIXMBR"...but is worried that using "FIXMBR" may damage HD partition tables making it inaccessible. He has the hard drive partitioned "C" "D" "E". and is concerned for the other two partitions.Will they be affected? Any advice? Thanks.
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Thanks Deathninja for your advice. We will set those OS's in sequence.Thanks.
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