GRUB error message restoring disk image

Hewlett-packard Xw6000 2x3.06ghz 1gb 40g...
August 25, 2010 at 04:10:26
Specs: Windows XP, 2.4ghz/1Gb
I have had two operating system on my PC. I made a image disk for windows part, because there I had som softwares. After, I formated complet disk and restored this image disk but, when I start my PC, there is only a black screen, on the left-up corner is written GRUB?
cuold somebody help me?
Eli

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#1
August 25, 2010 at 05:18:38
So you had Windows XP on one partition and some Linux on another partition, right?

And you made a disk image of your Windows partition?
I guess you mean a partition image of the Windows partition.

Then you restored the Windows partition image as a disk image to your hard drive?

If so, you've lost the Linux partition and there is only the Windows partition left on the hard drive.

In that case, GRUB, which was obviously stored in your MBR (Master Boot Record) can not find the Linux partition, to load the file called menu.lst. That's similar to the boot.ini file on Windows XP.
In this file, there is configured, where to start the operating systems, so on which hard drive and on which partition on that hard drive.

The question is, how many hard drives are installed to your pc and how many partitions do you actually have now?

Another question is, what's about the Linux partition?
Do you need it back, or do you still want the one Windows partition get to run?

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#2
August 25, 2010 at 22:08:33
Hi
Paulsep
So you are right, I had Windows XP on one partition and some Linux on another partition.
And I made a partition image of the Windows partition.
Then I formatted my PC with a windows CD, because I do not need any more the Linux Partition!
Then I restored the Windows partition image as a disk image to your my drive.

So, I've lost the Linux partition and there is only the Windows partition left on the hard drive.

I have onlu onw hard drive installed to my pc and two partitions, First one for windows operating system and the other one is as a storage.
As I sad earlier I don't like any more Linux!
So I still want windows back but problem is that I have many needed software on my Partition Image.
thanks a lot eliko


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#3
August 25, 2010 at 23:41:56
You have to start the computer from the windows xp installation cd and choose repair and then recovery console.
At the recovery console type:
fixmbr

and

fixboot

Restart the computer.

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#4
August 26, 2010 at 01:28:27
Dear mr. Paul
Thank you very much,
The problem is solved!
again thanks a lot

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#5
August 26, 2010 at 02:02:03
You are welcome.

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