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Old 07-31-2004, 07:20 AM   #1
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Remove Linux, Restore WINXP Bootloader


This is probably a very common question, but I have not found a response thats comfortable for me. I need to seel and cleanup stuff on my notebook.

I have a notebook Windows XP and Red-Hat 9 with no bootable floppy drive and just a CD. Currently it brings up the Red-Hat bootloader. I would like to put back the original Windows XP bootloader.

Is there some utility that can do that? Where can I find it?


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Old 07-31-2004, 07:27 AM   #2
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Boot from the WinXP CD, enter the recovery console and type fixmbr. That will restore the WinXP bootloader.

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Old 07-31-2004, 07:41 AM   #3
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OK, I tried Linux, I think it sucks and I don't like it. I want to go back to Microsoft Windows.
# Microsoft's instructions: How do I uninstall Linux completely and keep/use Microsoft Windows only?
How to Remove Linux and Install Microsoft Windows 2000
How to Remove Linux and Install Microsoft Windows XP
You can remove lilo from the mbr with
/sbin/lilo -u
You can remove grub or lilo from the mbr by booting with a Microsoft Windows 98 boot floppy (at the prompt, type fdisk /mbr), or by using the Windows XP Recovery Console or the Windows 2000 Recovery Console

# Basic Microsoft Windows security (can be out of date as I don't really keep up)
Firewall: ZoneAlarm Virus protection: AntiVir
Multi spyware removal utility: Lavasoft

# Microsoft Windows help sites
Windows BBS
Computing.net
Annoyances.org
Microsoft's Computer Management
 
  


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