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

08 Dec 2009   #11

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
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 :)
No problem...after you get 7 installed (or while you are waiting ) hop on over to the tutorial section and check that out, I gurrantee you will learn something new...

Also feel free to ask questions on getting the installation up and ready. We love a challenge and the next task at hands will be drivers so an issue might come up

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08 Dec 2009   #12

Windows7 Ultimate

No worries...will do! Thanks Zidane
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08 Dec 2009   #13

Vista U32 , now Win7 64

hehe shirley... nie ma problem , mala...

anyway, ye, to pass that you have to be able to boot windows 7 you are fine now.. if the same problem had occured whilst still having windows and linux.. you could get into a recoveyr mode and done bootrec /mbr

or possibly bootsect /fixmbr if still exists (think that was the vista only).

You see, even fi you had formatted your whole disk again, you still might be getting the problem as grub enters its entries into MBR (master boot record) which is reserved 1024 first sectors or so of a disk. pre win7, windows and linux both would fight over this place say, so sometimes when things went wrong, you just have to clean it... cheeky manufacturing leads ot windows automatically booting and not linux then ;p
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08 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1

Another Happy customer :) I Love this place it is always the first place I go to now when I fire my browser up. I have learnt so much already :)

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04 Sep 2012   #15

windows 7 home basic 32 bit

I had the same problem, I swap the partition for ubuntu and now has the GRUB error 17. I'll try this, hope this work for me too
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04 Sep 2012   #16
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 I desperately need help! Grub 1.5 error code 17

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