Fixing Boot Record

Cyberpowerpc / CUSTOM
February 10, 2009 at 12:03:29
Specs: Windows XP, 2
Here's the dilemma. I have a Windows XP machine. I took
an internal hard drive, made it external with a switch,
and installed all of ubunto 7.10 (or so I thought) onto
that hard drive. I figured, stupidly, that I could just
boot right into linux when i had it turned on, and xp
if I didn't. So now everytime I want to boot I have the
task of turning on the internal hard drive and
plugging it in at the right time and so it can find the
boot loader. If I don't then I get a Grub boot loader
error. Well It's been like this for about a year. I'm
SICK of it! Can I do a simple repair mbdsk with the
recovery cd or is there an easier way, and will that be
ok if I still want to keep everything I have on my pc.

Thanks! Chris

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February 11, 2009 at 05:51:36
Sorry for such a delayed response...

use a linux live distro - google for system recovery disc. it has what your looking for. came across it trying to fix my problem.

good luck, hope you see this.

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February 13, 2009 at 09:31:51
Try going into Recovery Console and use fixmbr and fixboot commands

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