Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Super Grub Disk Webpage

So the other day I uninstalled Ubuntu (I just deleted the partition) which was installed on my pc as a dual boot setup. Meaning that when my PC booted, it prompted whether I wanted to boot into Ubuntu or XP. It was a really nice way to play with Ubuntu, however, I needed the hard drive space back so I simply deleted the Ubuntu partition.

Here's the problem, if you simply delete the Ubuntu partition, the 'boot manager' AKA GRUB that asks which OS to run, can no longer function and you simply get a black screen with blinking cursor.

There are at least two ways to fix this.

1) Insert your XP cd, boot to cd and then select Recovery option. At dos prompt type fdisk /fixmbr. Reboot and you should be good to go.

2) Use another utility such as Super Grub Disk Webpage to correct the MasterBootRecord and tell it to boot your XP partition.


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