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by wjnthree / February 28, 2007 9:07 AM PST

Ok, I screwed up big time. I put Linux on y bro's pc running Windows XP home Edition and then took it off by means of deleting the partition it was on. Now when I start up the computer it just says GRUB Error 17. I know what that error is, I just need to know how to fix it. I did not delete the partition with Windows on it. Someone please help.

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What XP CD do we have to work with? If none I suggest...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2007 10:01 AM PST
In reply to: GRUB ERROR 17

Put Linux back on and the boot loader will fix this.


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How to fix
by 21667463694641202027704735046825-LebenOjanen / March 22, 2007 6:34 AM PDT
In reply to: GRUB ERROR 17

All you need to do is get a Windows 98 Boot Disk from (that's close enough, I don't remember the URL offhand) and boot from that. Then type the command fdisk /mbr. Reinstalling Linux is the stupidest advice anyone could give. (Bob)

Also, I have never done it, but I have heard tale that you can boot in to the recovery mode off of a XP CD and run the command "fixmbr".


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Welcome new member.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 6:52 AM PDT
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It's good to read other ideas to fix this issue but consider the amount of days since they asked the question. One could think badly about replying to old discussions.

The S word is not tolerated here and you may find others not respond well to that.

Welcome and have fun,


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