XP/Windows CD don't boot after GRUB update



Timo Nentwig
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
Hi!

I had to re-install the boot manager GRUB Now, Windows does not boot no more
and even worse I cannot even boot from CD either (-> recovery console)
"Examining your hardware..." flashes shortly and then the screen turns
black and that's it.

I think a fixmbr may help but since I cannot boot from CD...

So, what to do?

BTW it's a notebook and I have a recovery partition at the beginning of the
hard drive.

Byte
07-10-2005, 01:43 AM
"How to Boot in Safe Mode"
http://www.columbia.edu/acis/capture/safemode.html
--
Some days you're the windshield,
some days you're the bug.


"Timo Nentwig" wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I had to re-install the boot manager GRUB Now, Windows does not boot no more
> and even worse I cannot even boot from CD either (-> recovery console)
> "Examining your hardware..." flashes shortly and then the screen turns
> black and that's it.
>
> I think a fixmbr may help but since I cannot boot from CD...
>
> So, what to do?
>
> BTW it's a notebook and I have a recovery partition at the beginning of the
> hard drive.
>

Enkidu
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
Why oh why did you put a "-- " line in your sig and then
top-post? This has the effect of removing all the original
posters post and hence removing all context! I've restroed
everything below.

In any case, since Timo has apparently munged the boot
sector which will mean that he wouldn't be able to get into
Safe Mode.

Cheers,

Cliff

Byte wrote:

> "How to Boot in Safe Mode"
> http://www.columbia.edu/acis/capture/safemode.html
>
> --
> Some days you're the windshield,
> some days you're the bug. "Timo Nentwig" wrote:
>
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> I had to re-install the boot manager GRUB Now, Windows does not boot no more
>>> and even worse I cannot even boot from CD either (-> recovery console)
>>> "Examining your hardware..." flashes shortly and then the screen turns
>>> black and that's it.
>>>
>>> I think a fixmbr may help but since I cannot boot from CD...
>>>
>>> So, what to do?
>>>
>>> BTW it's a notebook and I have a recovery partition at the beginning of the
>>> hard drive.




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Barzoomian the Martian - http://barzoomian.blogspot.com

Enkidu
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
Timo Nentwig wrote:
> Hi!
>
> I had to re-install the boot manager GRUB Now, Windows does not boot no more
> and even worse I cannot even boot from CD either (-> recovery console)
> "Examining your hardware..." flashes shortly and then the screen turns
> black and that's it.
>
> I think a fixmbr may help but since I cannot boot from CD...
>
> So, what to do?
>
> BTW it's a notebook and I have a recovery partition at the beginning of the
> hard drive.

This sounds a bit serious. Make sure that the CD is clean
and has no scratches, but if it won't boot from that you
have a problem. You could try booting from a Linux "Live" CD
or use Bart's PE to recover your data, and then see if you
can recover from the recovery partition. Some laptops don't
need the CD.

Let us know if you can boot from a Knoppix or other "Live" CD.

Cheers,

Cliff

--

Barzoomian the Martian - http://barzoomian.blogspot.com

Timo Nentwig
07-10-2005, 10:35 AM
Enkidu wrote:

> Let us know if you can boot from a Knoppix or other "Live" CD.

Sure, no problem. My linux partition also boots without problems.
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XP/Windows CD don't boot after GRUB update