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Old 04-12-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
digipsythe
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Grub - Deleted Partition


So here it is.

I needed the storage space on my windows drive temporarily so I had to get rid of Linux. I used the admistrative tools in win 2000 to get rid of the partitions and then partition the space in NTFS.
Now when I try to boot my computer it gets to a GRUB non-GUI screen. Im sorry I am such a complete newb but I dont know how to get back into windows (or preferably get it to always boot directly into windows). Any help you can offer will be very appriciated

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-12-2004, 12:38 AM   #2
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Use a boot disk; doesn't even need to be a current one. If you have a Windows 98 boot disk around that will work. When you boot from it, it should load the MS RAMDisk and assign it a drive letter. Into that RAMDisk it should load several utils including fdisk. Run this:

X:\fdisk /mbr

X = the RAMdrive letter

That should clear things out so Windows can reassert control over the MBR and load its info back in without Grub's remnants causing issue.
 
  


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