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I recently had FC4 on a partition of my hard drive. I ran Windows XP on the other partition. I decided the other day that I had no need for ...
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    I recently had FC4 on a partition of my hard drive. I ran Windows XP on the other partition.
    I decided the other day that I had no need for linux so deleted the linux partition using partion magic from within windows.
    Now when I restarted the computer the GRUB boot loader doesn't load properly and just comes up with a GRUB command screen. I can't seem to load windows and I just get stuck on this screen. Pressing tab reveals a number of commands that can be used but none seem to work and say they require the kernal, which I obviously don't have.
    How can I start windows without doing a clean reinstall.

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    Insert a Windows boot disk and enter the command:

    fdisk /mbr

    That will overwrite the grub info and put you back to the familiar Windows login.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozar
    Insert a Windows boot disk and enter the command:

    fdisk /mbr
    What like a Windows XP install cd? And where do I enter the command, it the grub screen or elsewhere? Sorry I'm a bit of a newbie and you'll have to explain a bit more.

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    That should work... run the recovery console and use the command fixmbr.

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    Thanks very much for your help, it has now worked. Phew

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