Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    uninstalling help

    well, my brother decided thatwe should get linux off our computer which also has windows on it, so i used a liveCD and deleted the linux partition and its bootloader and made the windows one take all the space.
    the problem now is that it will still go into the boot loader but it wont load anything and i cant access my windows partitions, what do i do now

  2. #2
    Linux User Game master pro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Tasmania, australia
    what version of windows are you on?

    if your on, 98 or 2000 and some other ones get a windows 98 boot disk (works with all) and type "fdisk /mbr" which will format the master boot record, removing the boot loader, or on XP get the disk and instead type "fixmbr". It's sad that your had to remove linux though

  3. #3
    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    You will need to use the Windows install cd. Go into the recovery console. You will need the Administrator password.
    Once you are in, type "fixmbr".
    If you don't have access to a Windows cd or you do not know the Admin pass. And you have a floppy drive, you can boot with a Win98 bootdisk. And when you get to a command prompt, type "fdisk /mbr".
    You can find what you need at .
    If you want to learn more about linux take a linux journey
    Use CODE tags when posting output of commands. Thank you.

  4. $spacer_open
  5. #4
    edit: nvm, it works now, thanks for the help

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts