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XP restarts during boot

By carlox86 ·
I installed ubuntu 8.10 -upgraded from 7.10- not long ago, as I already had installed XP sp2, which had never gave me any trouble before.

Today I decide I want to log into windows, but instead I come across a boot menu that give some options: boot into safe mode, boot with network functions, last known working configuration.

No matter what I select (even with the 'advanced options' that come with F8), every time my PC will reboot while booting the system. I've already ran XP installation repair from the installer CD, and the commands:

chkdsk /f
bootcfg /scan
bootcfg /rebuild
fixboot
fixmbr

none of them can help. I downloaded ERD commander and gave it a try, to no avail. I still can access all my data from Ubuntu, but I really have to have dual boot. Of course I'm not willing to format my windows partition. Is there anything else I can do?

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ubuntu!

by balge In reply to XP restarts during boot

hi
no expert but I tried to dual boot Ubuntu and couldnt install it on a partitioned drive, put in on a virtual machine in the end..
this might help though

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=964859&highlight=dual+boot

sounds like a problem with grub the bootloader?
cheers

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don't think it's GRUB-related

by carlox86 In reply to ubuntu!

I don't think GRUB has much to do with this, since it can boot both Ubuntu and Windows fine, it's when windows starts loading when I get this menu that won't let me go any further.

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I agree

by CharlieSpencer In reply to don't think it's GRUB-rel ...

If it was GRUB, you'd never see the Safe Mode prompts.

Try the "Questions" forum; the "Discussion" forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution.

Post problems such as this to the "Question" forum, rather than the "Discussion" forum. There are those who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution, and that's where they go to look for such.

Additionally there are the benefits that:

1) The "Questions" forum provides for your feedback, by way of your being able to mark "helpful" responses as such. This does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but only that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours, so that they might have a ready source of reference available, thereby perhaps obviating the need for them to repeat questions previously asked and answered.

2) The revised TR makes it quite difficult to find both "Discussions" and "Questions" that have not had a fairly recent post, owing to some functions comingling them in the listings. By keeping each type in their respective forums, it is easier for all to find what they are looking for.

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