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You can delete the partition from within Win2K if you want, or you could just wait until you install another distro and do it from within the installer. You can ...
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    You can delete the partition from within Win2K if you want, or you could just wait until you install another distro and do it from within the installer.

    You can restore the Windows bootloader by booting from the install disk, going to the recovery console, and using the fixmbr command. You could also just modify grub to make Win2K your default choice in the /etc/grub.conf file.
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    problems

    I did just this - I initially had win2k, later with partition magic I changed the partition. Everything fine at that point.

    I installed FC3, didn't like it. I deleed the FC3 partitions now win2k won't boot either. All partitions are there and intact. How do Iget win2k to boot...
    I intend on installing slackware or another distro but in the mean time I need to be able to boot wein2k (my business files are there)
    HELP!!!

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    As Flatline suggested, boot from your Win2K disk, and repair. At the prompt you'll type: FIXMBR. You should be good to go at that point.
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    as stated above, boot from the windows cd, get into the recover console and type fixmbr, then reboot without the cd and you will be into windows
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    You can restore the Windows bootloader by booting from the install disk, going to the recovery console, and using the fixmbr command.
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    many thanks

    This worked.

    Before I read these replies, I'd already re-installed SLACKWARE but lilo didn't do anything. The system didn't boot. Now my question is this: when I go BACK to slackware, and REINSTALL once again, what's going to happen?

    Atleast now I'm booting into something... though I want to make windows secondary and linux default, I do NEED the windows to boot - atleast for now.

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    You shouldn't have to reload slackware. Fix the MBR with your Windows CD. Then boot into Slackware with your slackware CD, and create your lilo bootloader from there.
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