Dual Boot Error

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Dual Boot Error

Postby PortedMetal on Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:54 pm

i am running a dual boot system with Mint 7 on one hard disk and Windows XP on another. after installing Linux, Windows will not boot. everytime i try it starts the recovery process and then gives me a fatal error. I'm just trying to get some ideas as to what happened.
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Re: Dual Boot Error

Postby Verix on Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:21 pm

Have you tried booting from the windows boot CD or the recovery partition and choosing the repair option? That's what I had to do after installing Mint 7.
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Re: Dual Boot Error

Postby PortedMetal on Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:39 pm

The computer in question is an HP and it didn't come with a recovery cd. I have tried booting from the recovery partition but it still gives me the same fatal error message.
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Re: Dual Boot Error

Postby Verix on Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:27 am

What does the error say? Maybe there is a way for you to burn the content of the recovery partition from Mint to a CD, if that's even possible. I've heard of people doing that from Windows. IMO it's preferable to have a standalone boot CD.
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