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    Converting a dual boot system back to a Windows only system


    Does anyone know how to get rid of the blue start up screen that gives you a choice between Linux, safe mode, and Windows on a dual boot system? I am trying to convert a dual boot system back to Window XP only. I have used partition magic to remove the Mandriva partitions but I still get the blue start page that gives you the choices of either Windows or Linux. I know you are wondering why I would get rid of Linux instead of Windows, but I have another machine that is strictly Linux and I want this machine to be Windows only Thanks for any help.

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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.
    oz

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    Thanks for the help! I am now free of the dual boot start up screen.

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    Glad you got it going... post back should you have any other questions.
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