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    fix mbr with windows xp computer

    I helped a friend to unistall ubuntu from his computer and now we need a windows disk to fix the mbr so that windows is bootable again
    the problem is that we dont have a disk of the windows version originaly installed in the computer and we are not sure about what version of windows xp is installed

    can I do the fixmbr thing with any version of windows xp CD or does it has to be the same version as the one installed?

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    Re: fix mbr with windows xp computer

    I don't know how to fix your problem but I'm kinda facing something like yours too. Did you just delete Ubuntu without changing the mbr? Because I'm thinking about deleting Ubuntu but I don't know how to change the mbr without the installation CD for Vista (what I currently have).

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    Re: fix mbr with windows xp computer

    I just ereased the partitions where ubuntu (actually kubuntu) and linux swap were and resized the windows partition using a windows program. there might be a way to do it from ubuntu and fix the mbr from there but I dont know how
    I actually followed this http://bobmorris.wordpress.com/2008/...-windows-only/

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    Re: fix mbr with windows xp computer

    for fixing the grub issue please follow below url

    http://ubuntulinux.co.in/fixing-grub.php

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    Re: fix mbr with windows xp computer

    Quote Originally Posted by sahabcse View Post
    for fixing the grub issue please follow below url

    http://ubuntulinux.co.in/fixing-grub.php
    but there's no point on fixing the grub if the computer is only going to have windows installed

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    Re: fix mbr with windows xp computer

    HALT THE PRESS!! guys you do not have to erase ubuntu y on earth would anybody want to do that!! Grub did not erase windows unless you jacked something up during install!! please post your menu.lst here so that we can assist you further...dont erase anything yet!! type this in terminal...

    sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    and post what you get!!
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    Re: fix mbr with windows xp computer

    Quote Originally Posted by stlsaint View Post
    HALT THE PRESS!! guys you do not have to erase ubuntu y on earth would anybody want to do that!! Grub did not erase windows unless you jacked something up during install!! please post your menu.lst here so that we can assist you further...dont erase anything yet!! type this in terminal...

    sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    and post what you get!!

    gedit is the text editor i use...if you use nano than replace gedit with nano or whatever you use!!
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    Re: fix mbr with windows xp computer

    not the 1st - won't be the last - lots of ways to fix - IDBS Remove Replace Uninstal Grub
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    Re: fix mbr with windows xp computer

    Quote Originally Posted by stlsaint View Post
    HALT THE PRESS!! guys you do not have to erase ubuntu y on earth would anybody want to do that!! Grub did not erase windows unless you jacked something up during install!! please post your menu.lst here so that we can assist you further...dont erase anything yet!! type this in terminal...

    sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    and post what you get!!
    this is not my cumputer we are talking about if you read carefully, so its not my choice. I just need to get windows back to normal
    I know, I would have kept linux if it was mine but it's not
    So far no one has answered the original question

    can I use any windows xp CD version to fix the mbr or does it has to be as the same version installed on the computer???

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    Re: fix mbr with windows xp computer

    try downloading "DaRt for XP" or try xp cd...should work...havent tried in a while!!
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