View Full Version : [ubuntu] reformatting to XP fails: GRUB error 17

May 15th, 2008, 02:25 AM
ok so i have been a loyal Ubuntu user for years but i have decided to give my laptop to my little sister. the problem is that she doesnt know how to use Ubuntu so i just put in the XP recovery disks that came with my Toshiba Satellite Laptop. The reformatting finished smoothly but then when it told me it was done all I got was this:

GRUB Loading stage 1.5.

GRUG loading, please wait...
Error 17

then it does nothing. if anyone knows how to fix this PLEASE HELP!!!

May 15th, 2008, 03:52 AM
Boot from the XP disk and choose the repair option. At the Command prompt type "fixmbr" or "fixboot".

May 16th, 2008, 12:22 AM
thanks pastalavista!!! I tried the fixmbr and it worked!!