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Windows 7: Lap top won't boot up error 15 GRUB4DOS red screen

22 Jan 2015   #1
Sausage187

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Lap top won't boot up error 15 GRUB4DOS red screen

I carnt get my old hp compaq 6530b to boot up.I was trying to back up my hard drive an clear some space an removed a file so tried to restore back to a early time.the restore finished an started.to reboot the lap top it stop boot up and all I've got error 15 file not found on black screen push any key to continue I press any key and it goes to a red screen that says GRUB4DOS i haven't installed GRUB4DOS myself and don't no where it come from.I did get it to boot back up once but carnt remember how I done it tried to restore again to a point before it append but it did it again an I tried doing what I did before but nothing doing stuck on red screen again can anybody tell what I can do to resolve it an what problem is I didnt use no disc to get it to reboot last time.


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22 Jan 2015   #2
pravinkumar

windows 7 professional 32bit version
 
 

Isn't it easier to do this:

1. Pop in the Live CD, boot from it until you reach the desktop.
2. Open a terminal window or switch to a tty.
3. Type "grub"
4. Type "root (hd0,6)", or whatever your harddisk + boot partition numbers are (my /boot is at /dev/sda7, which translates to hd0,6 for grub).
5. Type "setup (hd0)", ot whatever your harddisk nr is.
6. Quit grub by typing "quit".
7. Reboot.

I may be missing your point though, if so, please forgive me


Restore GRUB quite simple in Ubuntu, instead going through all the "gain root access" and play with shell commands, you can use the Ubuntu installation CD to restore it without going through all kinds of hassles.

Here are the steps:

1. Boot your computer up with Ubunto CD
2. Go through all the process until you reech "[!!!] Disk Partition"
3. Select Manual Partition
4. Mount your appropriate linux partions

/
/boot
swap
.....

5. DO NOT FORMAT THEM.
6. Finish the manual partition
7. Say "Yes" when it asks you to save the changes
8. It will give you errors saying that "the system couldn't install ....." after that
9. Ignore them, keep select "continue" until you get back to the Ubuntu installation menu
10. Jump to "Install Grub ...."
11. Once it is finished, just restart your computer
i hope it will helpful to you.
Good luck!.
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22 Jan 2015   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you are using a program on a CD to restore the image it is likely that program is Linux based and the GrubforDOS loader applies to the CD you are trying to boot.

If you remove the CD do you still get the same message?
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22 Jan 2015   #4
Sausage187

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Sorry I don't understand half of that . I haven't got any disc's live or dead I didn't install GRUB4DOS I don't even no what it is.I'm new to all this don't mean to be ignorant I'm trying to get back on windows 7 I got it to reboot when I was in this mess the first time round I carnt remember how I done it tho but I didn't use a disc when I was in GRUB4DOS page I just tried all the different commands that was on the page it was something on the lines of [ chain loader / bootmgr ] find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /wedaolu

error 15: file not found

press any key to continue...I carnt get in to the laptop when I start it up I can press escape and I get bios if I don't press it I'm taken straight to the black screen with error 15 file not found press any key I press key and end up in GRUB4DOS
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22 Jan 2015   #5
Sausage187

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

No tveblen I'm try to boot laptop in general I've not got any disc 's I got it going and then ended getting myself back to square one
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22 Jan 2015   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Just checking: you are trying to start Windows 7, right?

GrubforDos is a Linux installer. Do you have any Linux operating systems on that machine?

Have you installed any new programs on it recently?
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22 Jan 2015   #7
Sausage187

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes mate trying to get windows going I don't no we're this other stuff came from I guess it was on lap top before I got it given me
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22 Jan 2015   #8
Sausage187

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Sorry didn't read all of your message no I was trying to back up and clear some space on my drive's at the first time I think a windows update was loaded at some stage that day
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22 Jan 2015   #9
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Try this: start the laptop and immediately start pressing the F8 key. This should bring up the Windows Advanced Start Menu. Then select "Start Windows Normally" and see if you can get in.
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22 Jan 2015   #10
Sausage187

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Just tried f8 it took me straight to GRUB4DOS red page
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