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Old 08-12-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
Zadrras
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How to remove GRUB?


I deleted partitions with linux using Partition Magic, after i rebooted the GRUB console thingie loads (looks similar to msdos). I tried to boot my win98 startup diskette and Windows cds but the computer doesn't boot them. It starts reading them but the GRUb console thing loads and nothing boots. What to do?
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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if it's windows 98, boot into it if you still can,
go to start->run->command
type:
Code:
C:\> fdisk /mbr
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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boot from the bootdisk and type

fix /mbr

or

fix /boot

and reboot, that should do it
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:24 PM   #4
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But it doesn't boot the bootdisk. If not that i would have fixed that an hour ago.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:32 PM   #5
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Is your BIOS configured to boot off of the floppy drive/cd-drives before the hard drive??? You should probably quickly check the boot order
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:35 PM   #6
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Yes, it boots the floppy then the cd'rom and hdd the last. Damnit, i don't get it, what could be wrong
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:03 PM   #7
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My sister has 2hdd, one with windows and one with data, i switched my hdd with my sister data hdd and now i booted her windows. What do i do next?

EDIT: And my sister doesnt have a fdd.

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Old 08-12-2004, 02:47 PM   #8
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Using the GRUB command line, you can boot Windows and do what they said above:

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot

that should start windows to boot, so you can then reinstall the Windows MBR.....but give grub a chance, friend.....

the Grub menu simply is a shortcut for typing those commands in.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:49 PM   #9
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Well, it all depends on where the MBR is. If windows don't know where it is, it won't help you. I would put it back like it was and boot from Grub, so that way Stupid Windows don't get confused.

Is your MBR on your Windows HDA? Because if so, your using her Boot Sector, and so what you do with her drive will not i REPEAT NOT fix your problem.

Last edited by Eagle_Seven; 08-12-2004 at 02:51 PM.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:59 PM   #10
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Talking

A huge thanks to you . Its ok now, im writing this from my computer/windows. Now, how do i reinstall windows MBR?

EDIT: Oh, i forgot what mbr means, ill fix everything myself now, thanks again!

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Old 08-13-2004, 09:01 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by sterrenkijker
boot from the bootdisk and type

fix /mbr

or

fix /boot

and reboot, that should do it
With windows 2000 or XP, however, when you boot with Windows CD, go

FIXMBR

if you can't boot from CD, we have another problem on our hands....
 
Old 08-13-2004, 09:07 AM   #12
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Sorry. Double Post.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 09:27 AM   #13
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dear all,
i have done what was stated here and it worked my laptop on the same problem that zadrras had.
Just follow ....

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
reboot
pc restarts....

- insert recovery disk / bootdisk, goto to dos prompt
- at dos prompt type -> fdisk /mbr

the GRUB boot loader is gone and you can recover your windows...

hope this helps...
 
Old 08-26-2004, 02:49 PM   #14
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basicly to restore your windows mbr pop in a 98/95 boot floppy disk (even for Xp) and type fdisk /mbr.

I had the exact same problem.

If you have not got the required 98/95 start up floopy i would be happy to email the fiels to you.


daniel_cooper@tiscali.co.uk


you should be able to boot from a floppy by bashing f8 as soon as the comp starts. This brings up a menu to select a device to boot from.

Last edited by edgefield; 08-26-2004 at 02:52 PM.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 02:37 AM   #15
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Just in case you don't know, i fixed it a long time ago (after Eagle_Seven explained how to get past GRUB).
It apears that something was wrong with my FDD that it didn't boot floppys, and i didn't have my WinXP cd at that time, so i asked how to get past grub here.

And i have a win98 bootdisk.
 
  


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