View Full Version : Vista and GRUB error 17.

24-07-2009, 12:19 PM
I have a problem.

When booting Vista, I get a GRUB loading Stage1.5 error 17 message.

The only way I can get into Vista is using a floppy bootdisk that I had made.

I Googled the problem and someone said that the problem was Ubunutu related. I did sometime ago use a Unubutu live disk to look at but did not load it onto the hard drive.

A suggestion was to get into the Vista system and in run, type Bootrec.exe /fixboot. I did this but it has made no difference.

Can anyone help please?

24-07-2009, 12:48 PM
Boot from your Vista Recovery CD and run startup repair.


24-07-2009, 01:32 PM
Thank you Blam6.

Tried the repair options several times and it didn't work.

So.... and I've tried this before with success, I reloaded W7 (the first offering by PCWorld) to a separate partition and lo and behold, everything was fixed! Now I can unload W7 and wait for the real W7.

24-07-2009, 03:30 PM
Must've been a corrupt bootloader, the W7 install probably re-created it.