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Old 05-10-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy ubuntu error 17 from vista

I an avid windows user and was interested in learning Linux, but it began to slow things down in vista once I set up the latest version of Ubuntu.

in an attempt to uninstall Ubuntu, I erased two partitions in disk management, pretty much I deleted everything but vista.
but then afterwards I restarted my computer and received the common grub error 17.
I burned the Ubuntu disc and still have it readily available so I'm accessing Ubuntu by simply running a live CD.

but I would really like to wipe any trace of it from my computer then restarting.

I mainly need to know...

1) How can I get ubuntu off my system? Including anything in the bios, or whatever tells it to read that as first O.S.

2) How can I get back into vista after I remove Ubuntu?

3) After I accomplish this, what should I do to install Ubuntu and vista together efficiently.
I am willing to downgrade to windows XP if necessary.
Old 05-10-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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I don't see any reason for Ubuntu to make your vista slow. May be you should give it a second chance. You can get lot of information from forums like this. Incidentally, did you ask about this in Ubuntu forums? I hope you will come back to Linux sooner or later.

To answer your question, please see the link below on uninstalling grub
Old 05-11-2009, 03:17 AM   #3
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Smile thanks

thanks but I just installed ubuntu again and it fixed everything, I just gave windows a little more partition space.
thank you for your help.


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