Hi, I have had similar problems that I overcame. unfortunately, I was trying so many things that I dont quite remember how it worked, but here goes as to what I could rationalize
Note:, not quite the same configuration...XP with SP3. (I think SP3 makes it more susceptible. I have done on and off with XP-2001 and previous linux versions with no trouble, but then I did not have a 250GB disk!!)
I installed Fedora 10 I think and whoops, there goes the window. so what had I done? I think I made a different partition the boot partition.
then even a windows repair CD did not work, it would just not boot!!!!
I reasoned that nothing would have happened to the OS/data and it must be to do with the way the partitioning and booting got configured.
well, among the things I tried
1. out went the linux installation, cause I had to recreate the boot partitions.
2. How did I rewrite the partitions when win was not booting? I used another linux distro which seemed to allow me to edit the partitions.
3. I created a C: driver partion, made it actice, and bootable.
4. Then the Win install CD ran! ok. that was great! (lesson: Win and C:\ are inseperable. someone (God) decided not to touch the basic booting code since it first booted succesfull without errors way back when it was still called DOS or something. I guess.
5. now it booted great, now what? I needed to recover my win becuase I had too much setup in it (and the linux did not get my 1999 vintage printer and scanner, and that is another story)
6. now there is something called BartPC or such that helps you make a recovery CD to boot from with lotsa tools. now, I dont remember if i used that or just the normal recovery mode of the boot/install CD.
and got into recovery mode, it identified which were the OS versions on the system, then logged me into it with Administrator id and password.
6b. I fiddled around for quite a while and found that there was limited stuff one could do... one of it was makeboot or some such program that recreated the Windows boot loader file and put in the right spot (C:\)
and it worked... my old win came back to life.
now, comes the next part.
I again screwed the linux installation, and again Win booting disappeared. again got it back. this war was going on like for around 3-4 hours and it was around 3am (thus why I dont quite remember too well, I just struggled, fiddled, one step at a time)
and then I figured that I needed the Grub to be on the C:\...
(I dont quite remember the options, but later I thought that it need not be so, but not too sure what is the right thing and too afraid to try it again)
well, net net,
I have now boot into grub, with Suse11.1 and Mandriva2009.0, with mandriva the later and the default boot option, rarely use Suse...
now, interestingly, except when booting into Mandriva, choosing Suse or Windows, brings up another bootloader screen of that choice and it boots.
so there, hope it helps, it is rather round about, it took me 10-15 days to figure it out,
and now have honeypot the Mandriva with lotsa games so that my kids boot into linux to play those games (they got too many on the xp too)
so now my kids are used to being able to boot into either OS depending on what game they want to play...
--- In email@example.com, "chaitu_tinku2002" <chaitu_tinku2002@...> wrote:
> i m using f10 and windows server 2003 in my machine ........
> suddenly windows is not loading on my machine ..... but fedora 10 is
> working nicely ... at the boot time if i select windows then the sys
> is strucking at the start time of windows start up ......
> then i m trying to install windows fresh copy ... press any key
> at the boot time is coming after tht i am getting black screen ....
> how can i overcame from this problm
> thnx in advance
> urs chaitanaya nandigam