BananasInPajamas wrote:I tried deleting the Linux Partitions from the disk so that I could have just Vista. When I rebooted, I got error 22 from the GRUB. I tried to reinstall linux, but now I get error 15 instead. Any ideas on how to fix it? I don't know how to or what to do.
Edit: When I deleted the linux partitions, I tried running a burned Windows CD, but it wont work. I tried burning a new Linux CD, it wont work. Only one Linux CD works, no other CD works. It keeps taking me to Error 22.
Yea what happens is because linux runs grub, and you delete linux, grub no longer works... funny that
The way to fix it is stick your vista dvd in and press a button to boot from cd when loading, it will then ask you if you want to reinstall windows, you click yes:
on the next screen you have some options:
1. install windows
2. fix bootloader
3. do some other stuff
4 do something else.
I'm not looking at it right now so I don't know the exact options and ordering, but this is pretty much it. just click fix bootloader, and about 3 seconds later it will be finished. it's a very very quick install, only took about 1.8 seconds to fix my boot when I tried it.
Then take the dvd out and you can boot straight into windows, and reinstall a new linux partition if you like.
If you don't have a genuine windows cd, due to a large number of dodgy companies not handing them out anymore, instead opting to have a small 2.3 partition which backups to a manufactures default install....
I suggest A: canvasing the neighbourhood till you find someone with a vista dvd.
B: trying to download a vista iso from the net (make sure it's the same version as yours eg. home/business/etc)
C: call windows help desk tell them you have a genuine windows sticker but no cd, and tell them to send you out a cd. (not sure if they will comply)
D: take the computer to the dodgy store where you bought it and tell the F$%kers to stick in a vista dvd and help you fix it then and there.
If you have reinstalled linux and keep getting error 15 then I can fix that, 1 sec and ill grab the commands you need.