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Ok. I had set-up Ubuntu on a dual booting hard drive with windows 98, but both windows and Ubuntu don't seem to work. So what I did was deleted the ...
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    Ok. I had set-up Ubuntu on a dual booting hard drive with windows 98, but both windows and Ubuntu don't seem to work. So what I did was deleted the Ubuntu partition and the Swap partition. That where the problem started. I immediately got grub on the startup saying that there was an error. I could get into Windows 98. What I then did was format the whole drive, but when i restarted the computer and when to fdisk it would say that Windows 98 is still in partition and that the grub message still appears.

    What i need is to get rid of grub. Any solution is appreciated.

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    Since you formatted the whole drive, then just reinstall windows 98.

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    I have done that, but it gives the following message.

    GRUB Loading stage1.5.
    GRUB loading, plwase wait...
    Error 22

    What do i do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centsolar
    I have done that, but it gives the following message.

    GRUB Loading stage1.5.
    GRUB loading, plwase wait...
    Error 22

    What do i do.
    As stated above, just reinstall Windows 98. That will overwrite the Master Boot Record (where GRUB is now). GRUB *should* then be gone. If it isn't, boot with a 98 boot disk and run this command from the A:\> prompt:

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    FDISK /MBR
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    What does FDISK /MBR do?

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    it just restores the Master Boot Record on the hard drive, or the "official" meaning from ms
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q69013/

    and how it works http://www.ata-atapi.com/hiwmbr.htm

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    Question fdisk/mbr

    your not alone with grub...
    i use lilo because when grub came out it gave me too much trouble..
    fdisk/mbr will kill where it is on the drive and yes i've also reloaded windows and for some stupid reason(dont ask y i dont know) it did not rewrite mbr.. and it should even the guru's will tell you that but a linux friend of mine at the time was baffled so was i.. have fun..

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    Talking beeep

    If it isn't, boot with a 98 boot disk and run this command from the A:\> prompt:


    you must have fdisk.* on the disk tooo...


    sorry TECHIEMOE..
    seen it forgetten..

    guilty as charged...

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