Booting problem

April 15, 2011 at 20:29:19
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.994 GHz / 2549 MB

After a recent crash and recovery, when I boot I started getting the following message:

Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: No GRLDR
Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: No GRLDR
Try (hd0,2): None MS: skip
Try (hd0,3): Extended
Try (hd0,4): NTFS5: No GRLDR
Try (hd0,5): Extended
Try (fd0): invalid or null

Then the computer boots normally

My boot.ini file reads like this:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Is this responsible for that message or what?


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#1
April 16, 2011 at 10:35:39

... you have the grub4dos bootloader kicking in at bootup.

"...After a recent crash and recovery..."

... aslong as it is'nt evoked by [pressing] your factory recovery <key> (?)

... I'd use a bootup win98 disk and type FDISK /MBR [press enter]

... and remove the Master Boot Record
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#2
April 16, 2011 at 10:44:25

Could be a usb flash left in or a cd left in maybe.


http://reboot.pro/8014/

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
April 16, 2011 at 21:08:38

Yes I realize that I used grub4dos to make a USB bootable without knowing that it is reponsible for this message. If you are saying I have to wipe out the MBR then I have to wipe out the whole HD right? no way to edit the MBR?

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#4
April 17, 2011 at 09:57:39

... my method should just remove the MBR

... "jefro" links shows that you can edit the grub4dos boot manager that alters the MBR

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Angel Decoy
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#5
April 17, 2011 at 13:06:21

Hey!

Why did I get a minus?

:(

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
April 17, 2011 at 20:11:58

Actually I just want to remove the MBR. Does that wipe out the whole HD?

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#7
April 17, 2011 at 20:15:52

sorry Jefro At that time your link didnt open that is why I gave you a minus. Now it is working so I reversed the rating. Sorry.

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#8
April 18, 2011 at 00:11:02

... the method in #1 just removes the MBR
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Angel Decoy
... there is logic to this madness!
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/...
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... .im


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