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hi i had installed Debian linux but just removed it. now im left with Windows XP and the debian bootloader. how do i remove the bootloader without reformatting my PC? ...
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    hpw do u remove boot loader from XP


    hi i had installed Debian linux but just removed it.

    now im left with Windows XP and the debian bootloader. how do i remove the bootloader without reformatting my PC?

    U could of in 98 easily but heard XP is diff. Wot do i do, cos at present linux boots into nothing cos its not there.

    please reply.

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    I think it's possible with the XP recovery console. However, I'm not really a windows expert (anymore), so if someone else doesn't tell you, search on google for it.

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    Here are the commands I think you will need. Its one of them I can't remember the one I used I think it was Fixmbr. Hope this helps. Boot from CD and select the repair option.

    Fixboot Write a new boot sector to a selected partition.
    Fixmbr Repair the Master Boot Record (MBR).

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    if you can get to a dos prompt type fdisk /mbr or something close to that

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    Not in XP, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    Not in XP, right?
    nope! no you cant do the do thing in XP since its different than the 9.x series. thanx for help im currently looking for my XP cds, i know they around so at present delayed... aaahh

    oh does anyone know any decent user friendly well supported disturbutions which you can download? Size doesnt matter just i want some with variety of desktops, user friendly and well cool, not redhat or mandrake....

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    Not many distributions are probably supported like that, since support is what these companies make their money on. That's what these kinds of forums and stuff are for.

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    no i meant well supported as in software and is like gets updates like matain distros, not a standard "oh here the distro i never give you updates again" type thing...

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    RedHat is really well supported in that way. What did you have against it?

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    im not sure, it was good, but i just like more desktops (window managers) software etc. And also some of the classic things in debian.

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