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Windows 7: I desperately need help! Grub 1.5 error code 17


08 Dec 2009   #1

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 
I desperately need help! Grub 1.5 error code 17

Hi there, I really hope someone can help me. I think I've stuffed things up big time!
I'm trying to install windows 7 home premium on my hubbys laptop.
He had Linux Ubuntu on it, which he wanted wiped.
I tried just installing windows7 over the top of it but it wouldn't work...so silly me thought I'd have a go at wiping it myself! aaargh!!
Now I can't do anything and all I get is the following error...

Grub loading stage 1.5
grub loading please wait...
Error 17

Nothing else comes up at all and I can't boot any disc at all


I've already installed windows7 ultimate on my own computer but I had my pc partitioned with ubuntu and windows and (with some help) was able to install over the top of everything with no problems. Don't know what on earth has gone wrong this time. eeeek

Does anyone pleeeeeeeeze have any 'simple to follow' advice???

Kind regards
Shirley


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08 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Reboot and use the CD to wipe the entire HD through Windows Setup...
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08 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Err...go into the BIOS and have it boot to the CD first
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08 Dec 2009   #4

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Err...go into the BIOS and have it boot to the CD first
Hi Zidane and thanks so much for replying so quickly
I know I'm going to sound really stupid here lol but ..how do I go into the bois? Every time I restart the laptop it goes straight into the error..nothing else.
What should I do?
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08 Dec 2009   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Reboot and use the CD to wipe the entire HD through Windows Setup...
+ 1

Or use the Windows DVD to perform a 'start up repair'

That error is because GRUB is still the 'boot loader' but it no longer points to an existing Ubuntu installation
EDIT:

Depending on your laptop, during the POST (when first switched on) press either ESC, F1 - F12, DEL - accessing the BIOS is different for each BIOS manufacturer
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08 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pomozy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Err...go into the BIOS and have it boot to the CD first
Hi Zidane and thanks so much for replying so quickly
I know I'm going to sound really stupid here lol but ..how do I go into the bois? Every time I restart the laptop it goes straight into the error..nothing else.
What should I do?
On most machines it should be F2 (but could be delete)...start the laptop and keep pressing F2 immeaditedly...

If you tell us the model we can tell you for sure
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08 Dec 2009   #7

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

Or use the Windows DVD to perform a 'start up repair'

That error is because GRUB is still the 'boot loader' but it no longer points to an existing Ubuntu installation
Thanks Smarteyeball,
I've tried getting the windows installation disk to start but it won't run. All I get is the error message
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08 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

you should be able to hold down a button on startup (usually f11), bios options will display for a few seconds before booting from first disk.
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08 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pomozy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

Or use the Windows DVD to perform a 'start up repair'

That error is because GRUB is still the 'boot loader' but it no longer points to an existing Ubuntu installation
Thanks Smarteyeball,
I've tried getting the windows installation disk to start but it won't run. All I get is the error message
Your HD is set to boot first which is why...try my suggestion above
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08 Dec 2009   #10

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
On most machines it should be F2 (but could be delete)...start the laptop and keep pressing F2 immeaditedly...

If you tell us the model we can tell you for sure
Zidane you are a legend!!!
Thank you so much! It was F2! lol So simple in the end hey!
I am now installing windows7
I love this forum!!!
Thank you soooooo much <~said whilst breathing a very long sigh of relief!! PHEW!!
Shirly
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