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    GRUB Problem

    i had a problem when i deleted linux, the linux was installed on a slave harddisk and the GRUB loader was installed on the main partition c:, after formatting the slave partition to delete linux, now when the compter boot up, a GRUB command line appears and i cant reach to windows 98.
    How can i delete the GRUB loader?

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    since ur using win98, there is not a lot u can do except run the win98 setup again.i dont think win98 comes with any fix mbr utilities and i believe you would not have backed up ur mbr prior to installation. IF u did u can restore it using a utility called restorrb. Tht should be present in dosutils folder of ur install disks( unless my information is outdated )
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    Use you Windows 98 bootdisk.
    At the dos prompt run : fdisk /mbr
    And grub is gone.

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    You need to restore the MBR, like Opnosforatou said.

    a WIN98 Boot disk, or possibly the cd will have a utility on it to do this.

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    there is a simple resolution:)

    >> go to the BIOS setting before you start your OS.
    >> check you hard drives and change the type of detection the primary hd, AUTO to LBA.
    >> and save it, and reboot.

    you will see your windows is working now.

    this problem is that GRUB doesnot correspond with some BIOS, so it doesnt not get the right partition table. which means it skips the first /dev/hda1 --> windows partition(LBA). GRUB starts to read the table from the second partition, /dev/hda2 or /dev/hdb1--> might be /boot of your linux distribution.

    try it. you do not need to reinstall any of your OSs and reinstall MBR.

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