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I need some basic help with fixing partitions.

I have installed Linux on a partition but then I had to reclaim the space.

I used diskmgmt to erase partition and then easeus partition tool - to resize exisitng one.

Generally after starting computer it says: "Error no such partition. Grub rescue"

How to resolve it?

I have created Windows XP flash USB using wintoflash and it's kind of work... I can boot to the previous operating system, but I cannot go to repair / recovery console to proceed with fixboot / fixmbr instructions listed here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708

Some people were recommending - PTDD - but it is no longer available.

So I have access to my Windows XP, but only if bootable USB is in the slot... Would you recommend me some fixmbr tool running on XP?

UPDATE: Somehow I managed to get ptdd partition table doctor and solving the problem was as easy as right-click and "fix mbr" :)

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It's best to add your solution as an answer and marked this question as solved. And please tag it as a windows-xp question. –  Bram May 23 '12 at 8:52
    
Will do it: Users with less than 100 reputation can't answer their own question for 8 hours after asking. You may self-answer in 3 hours. Until then please use comments, or edit your question instead. –  Michal Stefanow May 23 '12 at 12:48
    
Boot from an XP install disk, load recovery console and then run "fixmbr" command....techrepublic.com/article/… –  Moab May 23 '12 at 13:38

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Works for me:

Somehow I managed to get ptdd partition table doctor and solving the problem was as easy as right-click and "fix mbr"

Note: PTDD is discontinued and you cannot download it from the official website.

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