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Old 12-02-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
eng_muhammad
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Fedora Remove and restoring windows MBR boot loader


I need to know the most sutiable and perfect way to do when removing linux from my system and restoring the windows boot loader that was saved on the Master Boot Record????????????????


Please in details as i know a way to do that but i am afraid of doing it without ur prior opinion which is using the WINxp cd and run the repair console just but i don't know the details on how to do this??????


Also i need to hear your results after such operation was it always succes operation or a failure one?


thanks.....
 
Old 12-02-2005, 05:51 PM   #2
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Just load up the Windows disk and run the Repair Console. The command you want is "fixmbr". You can then go about removing and recreating your partitions.
 
Old 12-03-2005, 06:34 AM   #3
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Two methods producing identical results.

(1) Using a bootable DOS floppy with fdisk.exe inside - boot it up and type

fdisk /mbr

(2) Using XP's installation CD (or any XP or Win2k installation CD) - boot the CD up and wait until you can choose "recovery console". Choose it to get into a command prompt then type

fixmbr

The latter method you will get a warning about the risk of doing it. Looks scary to newbies but it is quite harmless. I lost counts of how many times I had to restore the MBR for Windows and Linux but you can have a guess for a guy with over 70 systems in a box.

As for fun I always use the DOS floppy for restoring the MBR for XP/Win2k

and XP/Win2k CD for restoring the MBR of the three versions of my DOS.

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Once back in XP you can right click my computer/manage/storage/disk management to remove the Linux partition and use the space for whaever purpose.
 
Old 12-03-2005, 01:39 PM   #4
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I've done it a few times when i tried mandrake 9.

Worked brilliantly
 
  


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