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sagelybat
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: HELP!!! Deleted C: Drive, can i make D: drive default?
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Hi,
New laptop had XP on D: drive, and Linux on the C: drive. There is also an E:
drive with XP Pro on it that I did not touch. Linux was giving me problems,
and I wanted it gone. I thought it was a simple partition issue, so I
deleted the Linux C: drive. Now, nothing will boot when computer is turned
on. What can I do to get the d: drive as my default running system?
eveything is saved on the D: drive that I need!

thx in advance, plz respond asap
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Lady Dungeness
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Deleted C: Drive, can i make D: drive default? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Maybe ...
* Use a boot-up disk and go from there
* reinstall XP on the D: drive

Hopefully someone smarter will be along shortly.


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On Sat, 07 Jul 2007 05:12:26 GMT, "sagelybat" wrote:

|Hi,
|New laptop had XP on D: drive, and Linux on the C: drive. There is also an E:
|drive with XP Pro on it that I did not touch. Linux was giving me problems,
|and I wanted it gone. I thought it was a simple partition issue, so I
|deleted the Linux C: drive. Now, nothing will boot when computer is turned
|on. What can I do to get the d: drive as my default running system?
|eveything is saved on the D: drive that I need!
|
|thx in advance, plz respond asap
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Greg
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject: RE: HELP!!! Deleted C: Drive, can i make D: drive default? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I'd try to boot from your XP installation CD and select to enter recovery
console. From there change the Linux Master Boot Record with an XP one. I
believe the command you want is FIXMBR.

Good luck.


"sagelybat" wrote:

> Hi,
> New laptop had XP on D: drive, and Linux on the C: drive. There is also an E:
> drive with XP Pro on it that I did not touch. Linux was giving me problems,
> and I wanted it gone. I thought it was a simple partition issue, so I
> deleted the Linux C: drive. Now, nothing will boot when computer is turned
> on. What can I do to get the d: drive as my default running system?
> eveything is saved on the D: drive that I need!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:01 am    Post subject: RE: HELP!!! Deleted C: Drive, can i make D: drive default? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I got rid of the other partition as well; (I figured I could do no more harm,
right?) Then, it really was as simple as reinstalling from the OS cd! Thank
you both for your keen advice -- I appreciate it Smile

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