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Old 12-11-2009, 09:29 AM   #16
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Is your xp CD a full installation CD or a Recovery CD? My understanding is that it needs to be the Installation CD as the Recovery CD does not have the necessary files to repair boot record.

If you do have the full installation CD, the steps you indicate should work. Microsoft has a page dealing with this, go to and do a search 'removing Linux to install windows' or something similar.
Old 12-12-2009, 02:48 PM   #17
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It's gone!!!!

I got rid of it by using the XP's disk manager to blow out any partition of 'Unknown' type and then using the XP CD to start 'Repair' where I did an "FIXMBR" and then a "FIXBOOT C:" followed by "EXIT".

It seems that the 'order' in which the above is done really matters.

My system did not boot properly - it kept going into "GRUB" for some reason. I used a Gparted iso CD to boot and choose the 'Windows' option.
After that, I removed the Gparted CD and did a windows 'Shutdown'. The next time I started the PC, it went into the usual windows start up routine.

No more SUSE 11.2!!!

Thanks to all of you for your help.

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