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Old 01-11-2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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Removing Ubuntu

Hey Well, I'm having a problem when I tried removing Linux from my computer. I originally had my hard drive split up into 3 partitions on the c: I had windows install and on the d: I just used to store stuff like mp3s and the fourth which was the e: I had linux installed. Now when I had installed unbuntu on my sister it installed this boot loader called GRUB. Well now I tried removing Linux from my system by using partition magic I deleted it than partitioned it to FAT32 than merged it with the d: I hit apply it than restarted my computer and now Im gettin gettin an error my windows will not start or nothing it just goes to this black screen which says GRUB on it and Error17 or something of that sort. Now I really don't want to lose any of my files, would anyone please give me an idea how I could fix this and get my windows to start up again? Thanks, I'd appriciate the help.
Old 01-11-2006, 11:08 PM   #2
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Windows is still on you computer but the Master Boot Record(MBR) has been changed to boot the Linux system you had before. You should be able to get back an MBR for Windows with a Windows install disk, not sure about the details of that though.
Old 01-14-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
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I assume you are using windose xp .make your bios to boot from cd first. place xp cd in dvd rom. wait till it loads to the first option screen. choose R for repair console. when prompt appears type: fixmbr and hit enter, mbr will be rewritten for xp. then when xp boots go to contol panel -computer management. scroll down to disk manager., select.your drive and right click it , this gives you options to delete partitions and reformat as required
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you can also use the windows command

fdisk /mbr


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