Cannot boot C drive

Jul 11, 2010
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:cry:Guess what, yes buggered up pc again when I try to boot it won’t and I have to use Hirens Diagnostics Boot CD to go from BIOS to C drive, any ideas on what I have done and how to resolve this problem:blush:?????



Jan 31, 2005
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Do this ^^

What did you do?
Jul 11, 2010
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:blush:I think I deleted the C drive from bios but not sure. Just going to try Mr Mucks sugestion:bow:
Jul 11, 2010
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:(Sorry this did not work but here is the error Message that comes up on the black screen:-

error:'/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod'not found.
grub rescue>

I hope that helps:(


I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition.
Mar 5, 2002
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yep, you screwed up ... that's a Linux boot error, you don't seem to have a Windows partition or the DVD would have/should have used it.

As I cannot see your HD, I, unfortunately ... suggest a reinstall of Windows, a "clean" install.

I have no idea how to use Linux to "rescue" your, err, error.



Jul 11, 2010
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:)Thanks for the advice Mr Mucks and the support young feckit;). Luckily I do have a backup of W7 on a external so should get most of my programs, files and updates back:D, FINGERS CROSSED:thumb:




Jul 11, 2010
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