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Boot problem

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by The Pat, 22 Oct 2009.

  1. The Pat

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,861

    Location: London

    I decided to swap from XP to 7 (retail version). I was going to format my drive and start fresh, before formatting I decided that I would delete my linux partitions as I never use it anymore. So I deleted the partitions and restarted my machine. Now after the Bios I get a GRUB loading error 22 message.

    From looking around I need to use my XP disc (I have no idea where that is) to get to fixmbr. I tried loading the Windows 7 disk but it just tries to load over the top. I want to reformat before I load it as I got a virus a couple of months ago, sorted it out but since XP has been doing strange things.

    Any ideas of what to do?
     
  2. Engram

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Jul 2004

    Posts: 978

    Location: England

    Just use the Windows 7 installer to format the drive.
     
  3. Raumarik

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 13,772

    Do a custom install of Win7, you can format the drive in there, even delete/create partitions if you wish. Grub loading is because the MBR is looking for partitions you've removed/formatted which probably had Linux on it.
     
  4. The Pat

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,861

    Location: London

    Yeah I found that out later on. I was worried if I started the install it would just upgrade. I managed to get my hands on an XP disk.