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i was wonderin how to unistall linux off my system... i got winxp installed aswell and when i format the partition where linux is, it would just take me to ...
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    Uninstall linux?


    i was wonderin how to unistall linux off my system... i got winxp installed aswell and when i format the partition where linux is, it would just take me to grab thingy when i reboot and wouldnt let me to win xp

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    grub error

    how to unistall linux off my system... i got winxp installed aswell and when i format the partition where linux is, it would just take me to grab thing when i reboot and wouldnt let me to boot win xp

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    To remove GRUB... boot with a Windows emergency boot disk and run: fdisk /mbr

    ...or

    Boot with the Windows XP installation CD and from the recovery console type: fixmbr

    Doing either one should rewrite the MBR allowing you to reboot directly into Windows.

    If neither of those options are available to you, try using SuperGrub:

    Super Grub Disk Webpage: Download

    It's a good tool for working with Linux, or Windows boot issues.

    For working with or deleting partitions, I recommend the Gparted LiveCD:

    GParted -- LiveCD

    It's a small download/burn, it's easy to use, and there is very good documentation on their website.
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    So its not a bad idea to simply delete the partition that Linux resides on?

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    You can do that but GRUB will still reside on the MBR, and it will no longer boot because the files it needs to call on have been removed with the partition deletion. This means you can't boot into Windows, either.

    In other words, if you delete the Linux partitions you'll still need to remove GRUB before you can go any further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    You can do that but GRUB will still reside on the MBR, and it will no longer boot because the files it needs to call on have been removed with the partition deletion. This means you can't boot into Windows, either.

    In other words, if you delete the Linux partitions you'll still need to remove GRUB before you can go any further.
    And how would I go about doing that?

    Edit: Whoops, already there! Nvm!

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    It's in my first post above.
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