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My friend installed Ubuntu along side windows xp so I could dual boot, after a while I decided to delete the Ubuntu partition unaware that you need the xp recovery disk or something like that to fix windows. So every time I start my computer the grub rescue prompt appearers so is there a way for booting window from grub rescue without the window xp recovery disk?

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marked as duplicate by chaskes, karel, Vojtech Trefny, Sneetsher, Eric Carvalho Jun 8 '14 at 2:30

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You need to have the legit Windows XP disc. There should be a repair option. – anonymous Jun 6 '14 at 22:42
If I was to get a legitimate disk how would I boot it up from grub? – user289183 Jun 6 '14 at 22:44

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When you open your computer there will be a logo of your motherboard manufacturer for example "Asus". When you see that then spam the ESC key. When the logo disapeers then you will see like a BIOS interface menu. Select "Boot Menu". There you should see your CD drive, for mine it is CD-DRIVE. BEFORE YOU SELECT THAT insert your CD, when you insert it they press enter on CD-DRIVE. Then it should boot into the disc. –

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