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    I have windows xp and mandrake on my computer. I want to format Cfor windows) but i think this will cause to delete the grub, so i will not able to start linux again. Do you have any idea to fix the problem? Thanks...[/quote]

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    is your grub on the "mbr"? if so then format the hard drive won't delete grub

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    After your Windows install you can always boot from the Mandrake cd (pressing F1 and then typing "rescue" and hitting Enter will get you to a recovery utility) and restore your bootloader. You will probably have to modify grub or lilo (whichever you're using - Mandrake uses lilo by default) to include Windows, but that is very easy to do.
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    The format wouldn't hurt his bootloader, but a Windows install would.
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