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    windows xp gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hi,
    I have been using windows for few years then i saw ubuntu & it was cool so i installed in my system but seems like i have lost my windows xp.This is bad guys,This is not the way i wanted it to be,is there any way to recover my windows without usingrecovery console of windows xp,this system had preinstalled xp in it so i dont have the cd)
    Here is some description that should help u to identify my problem

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc164c164

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 38912 312560608+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 3825 10198 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda6 10199 16572 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda7 16573 22946 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda8 22947 29320 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda9 29321 38912 77047708+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda10 1 3550 28515280+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda11 3551 3824 2200873+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
    # grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
    # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    # and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default 0

    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout 3

    ## hiddenmenu
    # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
    hiddenmenu

    # Pretty colours
    #color cyan/blue white/blue

    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    # password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret

    #
    # examples
    #
    # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader +1
    #
    # title Linux
    # root (hd0,1)
    # kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #

    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
    # kopt=root=UUID=ae743a43-1e9a-4659-b10f-210fe22f974b ro

    ## Setup crashdump menu entries
    ## e.g. crashdump=1
    # crashdump=0

    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd0,9)

    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ## alternative=false
    # alternative=true

    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ## lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false

    ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
    ## alternatives
    ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
    # defoptions=quiet splash

    ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockold=false
    ## lockold=true
    # lockold=false

    ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenhopt=

    ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenkopt=console=tty0

    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ## altoptions=(recovery) single
    # altoptions=(recovery mode) single

    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ## howmany=7
    # howmany=all

    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ## memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true

    ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
    ## can be true or false
    # updatedefaultentry=false

    ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
    ## can be true or false
    # savedefault=false

    ## ## End Default Options ##

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
    root (hd0,9)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=ae743a43-1e9a-4659-b10f-210fe22f974b ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,9)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=ae743a43-1e9a-4659-b10f-210fe22f974b ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic

    title Ubuntu 7.10, memtest86+
    root (hd0,9)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,9)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

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    Re: windows xp gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Try Super Grub I used it to boot my windows partition. But now I dont use windows anymore. Hope it helps

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    Re: windows xp gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Julius1988 View Post
    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,9)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
    Your problem is this 9 in /boot/grub/menu.lst. It suggest XP is installed on /dev/sda10 which is clearly untrue since that is linux. Not quite sure where you have XP (sda5/6/7/8/9?) but you must change the 9 accordingly.

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    Re: windows xp gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    in sda5

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    Re: windows xp gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hopefully just change the 9 to 4.

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    Re: windows xp gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    maybe back up first

    Code:
    sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst_backup

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    Re: windows xp gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ill try & let u know in 5 mins

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    Re: windows xp gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    first open your terminal and type:
    HTML Code:
    sudo gedit  /boot/grub/menu.lst
    then first delet the :

    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,9)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    that are exist at the end of your menue.lst

    and then scroll up and find :
    #
    # examples
    #
    # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader +1

    then remove the # signs as follow
    HTML Code:
     title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
     root (hd0,0)
     makeactive
     chainloader +1
    save the file and reboot, then you will have windows xp into your grub list

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    Re: windows xp gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Invalid drive requested....press any key to continue....

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    Re: windows xp gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Julius1988 View Post
    Invalid drive requested....press any key to continue....
    try to locate which partition ur windows is installed in... and change it to that..

    just goto /media and search around for ur windows partition

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