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Booting Vista from Grub Prompt
Saturday, October 18, 2008

I have fedora core 9 and Vista on my laptop. Grub is the boot loader and it gives me the options to boot fedora or vista. Vista is installed on the first partition and fedora on 4th partition in order. Today I just deleted the partition which has fedora on it (intentionally messing up my pc), and than when I booted, instead of getting the gui version of the grub boot loader, I was stopped at a grub command prompt. Now I instantly knew I clearly messed things up, but the great thing is that this cool black command line is offering me *something* at least. So now I had to boot the Vista OS through this grub prompt. I booted up my desktop and started searching the net for how can I boot vista from grub prompt. I realized that it was pretty easy to do. Following is what I had to write on the command prompt (4 lines):
root (hd0,0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

and after your write the boot command, you will see Vista starting to boot.

useful info for me.thank you
got into same problem. on google search reached this page.
when tried following.
root (hd0,0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
It recovery disk saying all data /SW will be lost and your computer will be set to the factory setting at the time of purchase.
I cancelled recovery and restarted system.
Again reached grub prompt. then I run following.
root (hd0,1)
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
and my Vista started without any data or software loss.
thanks Mahendra, that probably was because I didnt have a recovery partition on my pc.
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