XP MasterBoot ok, but machine auto-restarts

By mandal475 ·
I deleted the linux ubuntu partition from windows. Found that after restarting machine, the GRUB was missing. I fix the master boot record problem using 'fixmbr' command from WINXP set up and then 'repair' the windows. but now the problem is grub is loading, but after that the computer automatically restarts. So its a process of continuous restarts. I hope i conveyed my problem properly. Someone please suggest how can i recover from this. At worst i have to install a fresh copy of windows, which as u understand i dont want.

So, please i help. I think this problem is pretty common, there must be a solution.

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Recovery Console

by IC-IT In reply to XP MasterBoot ok, but mac ...

Go back to the Recovery Console.
bootcfg /rebuild

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are you sure ?

by mandal475 In reply to Recovery Console

Are you sure sir that 'fixboot' followd by bootcfg will solve the problem. I was thinking about a fresh installation.

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what shall i do?

by mandal475 In reply to Recovery Console

what shall i do after 'fixboot'?

is it bootcfg or rebuild or the BOTH ??

please reply asap. my masters project is knocking at the door. I need to get a solution by tonight itself.

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The full line

by IC-IT In reply to what shall i do?

Sorry for the delay (interrupted by a work project);-)
type the whole thing. the / is a switch.
bootcfg /rebuild

This will look for windows and rebuild the boot.ini file

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other probs

by mandal475 In reply to The full line

hello, i installed a fresh copy of winxp in another drive. The "my documents" folder in the earlier drive is not getting detected by the current installation. Some important documents are there. Can you provide any solution. I wanna access the "my documents" folder of the previous installtion from the current installtion.

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Looking in the right path?

by IC-IT In reply to other probs

The path should be similiar to this one (substituting that users name for noone).
\Documents and Settings\Noone\My Documents

If you see it but access is denied, take ownership of the folder (or even the entire drive).

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