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hey guys out there,
I would need a help here. I am really stuck after installing dual OS on my PC. What happened was, I wanted to get rid of Ubuntu from my PC and by reformatting it. Somehow, my drives went missing when i log into Windows.
Below is the scenario:-
I have 4 partitions on my disk. Partition C is where my Microsoft Windows XP is sitting. Then i have partition D, E and F. I installed Ubuntu on F by allocating 10GB for that OS. F itself is 20GB. remaining 10GB is where i store normal data when i log into windows. While i reformatted C, Ubuntu wasnt working anymore as i believe the kernel/grub sync to the MBR which is the windows(correct me if i am wrong). Therefor my PC was having problem to boot up. therefore, i reinstalled ubuntu back and my computer was manage to boot up. However, it kept crashing and having errors.
So, what i did is to re-merge partition E and F. When i merge them using Windows, all the data was lost in there. However, Ubuntu was still sitting there since its unseen on Windows and i tried to partition back E and F using Ubuntu. This time, when i got back into Windows i am not able to see both drives and my Ubuntu is completely gone.
Therefore, I need to know how to entirely clear Ubuntu from my PC (its like setting back to default factory mode) as i need to reformat my Windows and regain back my drives that was merged using Ubuntu. Anyone, knows about this, please do help me.
I would be very thankful.
Distribution: Mandriva 2009 X86_64 suse 11.3 X86_64 Centos X86_64 Debian X86_64 Linux MInt 86_64 OS X
Do you have the windows install CD ?
In that case it is easy to reboot using the windows CD boot windows MBR back with the commands fixboot and fix MBR .
Before doing so download gparted and burn iy as a iso file .
Test gpated by booting from the gparted cd but do not use it yet.
After putting back windows MBR and make certain that windows is booting , restart with the gparted CD in CD drive and formatted the linux partition in NFTS