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Old 03-01-2005, 12:40 PM   #1
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Grub remains after uninstal - Help!

Hello there.

I installed FC3 in a dual boot setup with windows xp a couple of months back. I decide to uninstall due to space limitations and followed the instructions in order to uninstall. However, after rebooting it appears the grub is still in place and all i can get is a command prompt. How can i get back to the standard booter with just windows XP? I have no knowledge in using Linux command lines so lots of help would be appreciated. I just hope i dont have to format.

Thanks alot guys.

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Old 03-01-2005, 01:40 PM   #2
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You can also boot windows using the commands

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Assuming your setup is simple.

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Old 03-01-2005, 04:06 PM   #3
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XJDenton: You just need to rewrite the master boot record (MBR). Don’t panic, it’s easy to fix.

Boot from the XP installation CD and after a minute or so of loading, select “repair” when you are given the options to “install”, “repair” or “quit”. "Repair" eventually takes you to a DOS-like command line (i.e., the Recovery Console). Then run “fixmbr” (i.e., fix the mbr) and exit. Everything should be fine when you reboot.

If you have a FAT16 or FAT32 partition on the hard disk, you can also boot using a Win95/98/ME Boot Disk and run “fdisk /mbr” from the command line. This does not work if you only have NTFS partitions.

Hope that helps.
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Thanks alot guys, it worked


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