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Can't factory restore with dual boot system.

My netbook came with Win XP and I installed a Linux OS with GRUB for dual boot. I needed to factory restore the Windows portion. I ran the restore partition in GRUB (sda3) and then it rebooted to the regular Windows partition (sda1) but the screen just stays black. Now what? Will it help to turn off GRUB (not sure how to since I lost the Linux password and adding linux single to the grub.cfg didn't help)? What should I do?

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  • Sebastian Courtney Oct 21, 2012

    Do you necessarily need the Linux portion to be saved?  Sounds like you dont since you lost the password anyways.  Just reformat the whole drive, install Windows, then install GRUB/Linux again if that's the case.

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I run Windows 7 and also sometimes Fedora 16, Backtrack 5 and Ubuntu. Problem with reinstalling windows is it will write over the GRUB loader and you wont have linux there anymore. You are meant to have Windows first then install linux afterwards so you have the option of both.

Backup any files that you need and reinstall Windows then reinstall Linux. Its too much effort and mucking around to do it the other way even though it can be done

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

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