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I need to uninstall Linux on my system. I have mandrake on a second hard drive and when I boot my computer it asks me what OS I want to use. My family does not like this so I need to uninstall Mandrake so that my computer will boot directly to windows. I will reinstall the HD on another computer and do the same with mandrake, But I need to get it off my computer first.
I followed some instructions I found on another forum. It siad something like run the mandrake install and then format and repartician within the install and the just turn off your computer. That got Mandrake off my HD but how do I boot directly into XP instead of getting that promt that asks me which OS I want to use?
I formatted the harddrive that contains Mandrake with the windows xp formatting thing in My Computer. I also deleted all the partitions on this particular drive. I tried to use the boo disk and type that command but it starts up in the A drive should I switch to another drive and type in the command. It has not worked for me it tells me that it is a bad command. All I want it to do is boot directly into XP.
I don't think the Recovery cd will work, you may be able to enter the Recovery Console without the windows xp cd by pressing
F8 while booting. Which DOS bootdisk are you using? Try using "dir|more" to check if fdisk is on the floppy.
I tried using the recovery cd and it did not work. I really need help trying to get this to boot to windows. I dont know if this helps or not, but when I take the HD that I had Mandrake on the Computer wont even boot up. It will give me a bunch of 0's and 1's on the screen. Linux is no longer on the HD anymore.
Is fdisk on there? I think that command may only work for the bootdisks made by older versions of Windows. In those other bootdisks a ramdisk was loaded to carry more tools, with a drive letter. If your disk has this, you might want to check on the other drives to find this ramdisk. You switch drives by entering it's name. (ex: "c:" would switch to drive C