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Old 02-27-2009, 03:22 AM   #1
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Win Bootup after Linux uninstall


So, here is the story.
I tried out Linux Mint, and after while decided to get rid of it. So I deleted the linux partition from Vista partition manager, and hoped that the story is over, but as you can imagine it wasnt. So here comes the problem. I can not boot up anymore. After starting laptop its boot up searches for linux, that does not exist anymore. It gives me error 17 from grub.

I know that problem is with bootup manager, but I have no idea how to repair it so that Vista could survive. I have searched from google, but i have not found solution that could met my needs.

Now I would like to make my vista start up again, but Im not sure how. Like said Im new with linux, and I could use a step-by-step explicates.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 03:37 AM   #2
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Boot the windows using your cd and enter the rescue mode. Once in the rescue mode it will give you a command prompt. On the command prompt type the command
Code:
FIXMBR
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This will replace your broken mbr and install the default windows boot loader.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 03:57 AM   #3
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Here, try this. BTW, as an aside, it never ceases to 'amuse' me how people who want to UNINSTALL Linux seem to end up on a Linux forum! They always seem to get advice of a more or less useful nature but why would anyone think that a Linux forum is the place to come for Windows advice? I suspect if I went to a Windows forum (Do they exist as we would sort of recognise it?) and asked how to remove Windows so I can format the freed up partition as ext3 and use it with Linux, I'd get told to go forth and multiply... ;->
 
Old 02-27-2009, 04:39 AM   #4
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Boot the windows using your cd and enter the rescue mode. Once in the rescue mode it will give you a command prompt. On the command prompt type the command
Code:
FIXMBR
.
This will replace your broken mbr and install the default windows boot loader.
fixmbr did the trick, just that vista need bit longer command: bootrec.exe/fixmbr


Cheers!

Last edited by alpha6; 02-27-2009 at 05:29 AM.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 05:38 AM   #5
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Here you go

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Boot up the installation CD
Choose a language
Click "next"
Click "Repair your computer"
 
Old 02-27-2009, 07:36 AM   #6
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BTW, as an aside, it never ceases to 'amuse' me how people who want to UNINSTALL Linux seem to end up on a Linux forum! They always seem to get advice of a more or less useful nature but why would anyone think that a Linux forum is the place to come for Windows advice?
Perhaps better to try http://windowsquestions.org

Seriously, it makes perfect sense that--if we know how to install Linux, we also know how to remove it----n'est-ce pas?

Last edited by pixellany; 02-27-2009 at 07:38 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 12:20 AM   #7
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Perhaps better to try http://windowsquestions.org
I seriously went to the site......and guess what I came back here......i shoudlnt have even clicked on it. I dont need a windows forum right now but just out of curiosity thought it was there.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 08:15 AM   #8
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.....i shoudlnt have even clicked on it.
Sure you should!!---now you know the secret.....
 
  


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