first post here. I have a computer (laptop) with Windows XP and safeboot with encryption.
I tried to install Ubuntu 9.10 on a separate USB HDD and I am sure I pointed to the right
disk when I did. Instead Ubuntu installed Grub on the laptop disk.
When I boot the laptop without the USB disk I get a grub rescue prompt.
When I boot with the USB HDD I get the safeboot message indicating:
"Starting Safeboot. Version 4.2
Safeboot has been corrupted (error 92h)".
Is there a way to rescue XP and safeboot?
Thanks in advance.
I have the safetech CD and the code of the day.
Can't I simply read the values from disk, use the key function
and restore the SBR?
I don't have the database (probably IT people have it). Is it
Yes, you must get SDB file, which is typical when you run Emergency Boot procedure. This is because local credentials are stored in SBFS, and that is broken and being repaired by procedure.
Is the SDB personal (linked to my specific laptop) or something generic?
If personal I don't think it has been ever generated (not that I am aware of).
I know a friend of a friend of friend who did something like this before. They got the error message "0xe0050001SafeBoot (EEPC) Client not activated" when perfoming Emergency Boot, Remove EEPC, Ect., but was able to Force Decrypt.
After Force Decrypt restoring MBR and EEPC MBR did not work. At WinTech They saw the error message "0xe002000a disk information not present" and the A43 utility did not recognize the unencrypted data. They finally attached the drive (via usb) to an unencrypted machine to use the Mount Drive feature and recovered the data. The OS could not be recovered.
WOW, I was able to manage it. But in a different way.
First of all my IT dep hasn't yet replied (3 days...).
So I decided to look at the MBR entries. Booting from the
USB HDD I could see safeboot trying to start. So I thought
that maybe GRUB moved safeboot from my internal HDD
to the USB HDD and chain-loaded to it.
I dumped the MBR of my internal and external HDD. In the
external HDD MBR I saw no mention to GRUB while there
was a GRUB signature in the internal one (Stage1). Then I
had this idea to copy the boot sector from the USB HDD
to the internal HDD (440 bytes). Despite the effort (I had
to type them since I didn't find any decent hex-editor)
it worked! Everything is back as it was.
But thanks to everyone that replied to me.