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    GRUB errors!

    Ok, I recently deleted the ubuntu partition and GRUB because I needed more disk space and because GRUB wouldn't load Vista.
    I expected Vista to load automatically because it's the only OS on the computer. However, when I loaded it, It showed GRUB error 22, which I have faced down before.
    But this time I'm stuck between a wall and a hard place: error 22 or error 12. Please Help!

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    Re: GRUB errors!

    You have removed the partition which contains the files Grub needs to boot the installed operating systems.

    You need to reinstate the Vista bootloader, this can be done with a Vista Recovery CD which you can download from here.

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    Re: GRUB errors!

    Is there anyway to extract the files w/out burning the CD? I'm using the ubuntu LiveCD but it only has 8.04.

    EDIT: Could I use the Recovery partition that the computer came with?
    EDIT2: Do I boot on the DVD?
    Last edited by linuxdualbooter; June 17th, 2009 at 02:09 AM. Reason: Clarification

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    Re: GRUB errors!

    The simplest way to fix your problem is to create a bootable CD from the download I linked to earlier.
    This is done in the same way as creating a Linux Live CD, i.e. burn as image using the likes of ImgBurn in Windows or Brasero in Ubuntu.
    The downloadable Vista recovery CD is capable of reinstalling the Vista bootloader on the hard drive's MBR, overwriting the remnants of Grub.

    Your hard drive recovery partition can only re-install the entire OS and you will lose everything that's on it if you do.

    Another way to fix it is to just re-install Ubuntu but if you want to get some space back do it into a smaller partition than you had previously, 5gb should be enough.

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    Re: GRUB errors!

    OK, I burned the Image. Now what?
    Do I boot into it?

    EDIT: I seem to not be albe to boot into the DVD.
    Last edited by linuxdualbooter; June 17th, 2009 at 04:06 AM.

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    Re: GRUB errors!

    Quote Originally Posted by gn2 View Post
    Another way to fix it is to just re-install Ubuntu but if you want to get some space back do it into a smaller partition than you had previously, 5gb should be enough.
    That's where the other part comes in. If I get GRUB back, and I try to load Vista, it'll show error 12.

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    Re: GRUB errors!

    When you boot the dvd a menu should be brought up with an option to restore the MBR, assuming your BIOS is set to boot from the dvd drive.

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    Re: GRUB errors!

    Start up on the Vista install disk and go to the repair console
    and type Bootrec.exe /FixMbr.

    That will remove grub from the mbr and return it to standard.

    However, the idea of choosing to use vista .... ughh

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    Re: GRUB errors!

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxdualbooter View Post
    That's where the other part comes in. If I get GRUB back, and I try to load Vista, it'll show error 12.
    In which case if you don't have a Vista Installation DVD, you'll need the Vista Recovery CD I linked to previously so that you can run fixboot.

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