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jah46 10-13-2007 11:19 AM

Need to remove Linux from a laptop(30GB drive) for more Disk space for windows
 
how to remove Linux from a pc that has multiple boot options? jah46

drudge 10-13-2007 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by jah46 (Post 2922970)
how to remove Linux from a pc that has multiple boot options? jah46

If its winxp, I'm sure booting from the xp disk gives options for repairs.
Then xp has tools for deleted partitions in Settings/Control Panel/Administritive Tools/Computer Managements/Disk Management.

But then I might be wrong, I frequently am!

Junior Hacker 10-13-2007 12:55 PM

In Windows XP (You did not mention which Windows), go to control panel when logged in as administrator and select Performance and Maintenance/Administrative Tools/Computer Management and select Disk Management on the left under Storage. In the top right pane, highlight the partition(s) you want to remove (one at a time) and delete it.
Under the view menu is a help icon, click on it and select Disk Management/How to/Manage Basic Volumes/Extend a basic volume, to see how to absorb the free space into Windows.

JamesHall 10-13-2007 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by drudge (Post 2923021)
If its winxp, I'm sure booting from the xp disk gives options for repairs.
Then xp has tools for deleted partitions in Settings/Control Panel/Administritive Tools/Computer Managements/Disk Management.

It does. If you boot from the XP install CD, you'll be given the option to Install or Repair. Press R, and you'll be taken to the XP recovery console. From there, select your Windows partition, type "fixmbr", push Y then reboot. This will restore the original Windows MBR. Then you can deal with the ex-Linux partition from within Windows, like drudge says.


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