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ACER ASPIRE 3210 mbr probablem

Ok well here's my problem...i had pclinux os 2008minime running off an external usb hdd and i installed the bootloader, but i think i installed it into the windows hdd and overwrote the MBR and now i can only boot off of a live cd. but when i try to run xp i get up to the bootloader and it gives me an error message. but i do have access to the bootloader's command prompt. any help would be of great use. thnx in advance.


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  • Braydon Waayer Mar 28, 2008

    sorry it is a 3610 mi bad

  • Braydon Waayer Mar 28, 2008

    yup it is booting off of the correct drive but it still says the error and thanks for the quick reply :)

  • Braydon Waayer Mar 28, 2008

    here is exactly what it says when i boot

    GRUB Loading stage1.5.

    GRUB Loading, please wait...
    Error 21

    and when i boot off of my external hdd which has pclinux 08 minime it loads but xp still wont load :(

  • Braydon Waayer Mar 28, 2008

    still doesnt work it will give me that error do u have anymore ideas . or do u know how to replace the mbr off of linux? thnx



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Go into bios and make sure that it booting to the correct drive as i have had similar problem when i had a SATA drive that was my primary drive and a regular ide drive ,it changed to the ide drive and could not boot off it giving me boot loader errors.

good luck

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

  • terry Mar 28, 2008

    yep thats what i was gettin,double check,you may need to go into two places in the bios to ensure it is the correct drive ,the first will say boot off the hard drive, and another stating what drive especialy if you are using SATA drive and a IDE drive

    good luck




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