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Okay, i know the steps to uninstall linux and the bootloader, but i am confused about the order. I want to know if i must first get rid of all ...
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    Uninstall Confusion


    Okay, i know the steps to uninstall linux and the bootloader, but i am confused about the order.

    I want to know if i must first get rid of all of the linux partitions, or first get rid of the bootloader, and then finish off by formating the partitions.

    Thanks to anyone who helps.

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    It really doesn't matter, but once the partitions are gone you won't be able to boot into Linux or Windows without fixing the MBR.
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    So logically it would be better to get rid of loader first.

    Thanks for your fast reply.

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    If it were me, I'd go ahead and fix the MBR first. The Linux partitions can be formatted or deleted later. It's not necessary to do it in that order, though.
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    Okay.

    I just needed a llittle reassurance before i went and did it.

    Thank you.

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    Well, I ran into a little jam. When I insert my windows install cd, and hit "r" to get to the repair console, it says it cant find any drives, and asks me to make sure they are all connected.

    I have no clue how to solve this.

    Edit:

    This is a picture of my partitions in windows:

    http://shadowcode.awardspace.com/partition.htm

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    I've heard that some users run into this problem with the machine not wanting to read the windows cd. You might try booting with the supergrub cd or floppy, and then pick the remove grub option:

    Super Grub Disk Homepage
    Last edited by oz; 07-01-2009 at 07:37 AM. Reason: fixed URL
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