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    wubi

    i installed ubuntu using wubi it was slow to boot but it worked four 2 days then when i restarted it so i can go back to use xp i got a black screen saying strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility. i tryed 2 fix it using super grub disk but got error 15 file not found.if i try to boot any OSs it says error on loading operating system. i dont care about ubuntu i just want windows 2 work right now.

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    Re: wubi

    Did you hard reboot? Anyway your best shot is to use windows chkdsk & co (see windows recovery console) + you can use a live CD to access the partition and check if something is wrong.

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    Re: wubi

    i cant boot from hard drive,how would i use chkdsk from the install cd? how would i use windows recovery console what command do i use i dont want lose any important data from my windows xp

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    Re: wubi

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

    as mentioned you can also boot from a live CD to access the windows partition and copy the important data to some other device.

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    Re: wubi

    ok using the live cd how can i copy the data?

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    Re: wubi

    open the windows folder with the file browser (depending on the live CD you might have to mount the windows partitions manually, ask here if that's the case) then that works as any other file browser, attach another disk and copy it over.

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    Re: wubi

    i cant because i dont see my hard drive and i tried to search it but nothing.

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    Re: wubi

    are you booted with the live CD?

    then open a shell and type

    cat /proc/partitions

    that lists available partitions (/dev/hda1 /dev/hda2...) , you can try to mount them with

    sudo mkdir /media/p1
    sudo mount /dev/XXX /media/p1

    sudo mkdir /media/p1
    sudo mount /dev/YYY /media/p1

    replace XXX and YYY withe the entries from the cat command
    Last edited by tuxcantfly; June 5th, 2007 at 12:39 AM. Reason: typo

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    Re: wubi

    8 0 78125000 sda
    8 16 1000944 sdb
    8 17 996376 sdb1
    7 0 646072 loop0
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mkdir /media/p1
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/media/p1': File exists
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo moun /dev/sda/media/p1

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    Re: wubi

    not working

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