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Originally Posted by zflamewing View Post

Part of the grub install lives in the MBR. This is how it is able to load before any OS and give you the choice of OSes installed. When you remove the Linux install grub can't find one of the partitions it knows used to be there and pretty much shuts down.

I'm not sure the exact process for Win8 but the gist is the Win8 install CD should have a set of tools that repair the MBR back to how it was when Win8 was installed. In XP it was about 3 commands you needed to run to correct the issue.

I've done something similar myself when I was dual booting between windows and linux on my old box.

1) all bootloaders reside on the MBR, Grub is just a very modular loader which requires it to have external files. So does the windows loader.

2) Not when you remove linux, for you can remove linux and not remove grub. When you remove /boot which is similar to deleting the windows BCD files.

As of Grub2 it actually can either share the MBR with the windows loader (parts) or reside elsewhere. Though later versions of windows now have everything in the system reserved partition that is 100mb. I believe the MBR just points to that, everything resides elsewhere. If you forced it not to create one, the files reside in the usual places but I still think both Grub2 and Win can boot off one disc... Idk, been a LONG time since I've done that.

Just responding because you make it sound so foreign when in fact both Grub and the Win loader do the same things. With the exception that Grub can boot more operating systems where Win only boots Win (grub cannot boot win, don't even thin OSX can it should all be chainloading).

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Bah this happens because you installed grub and now it's looking for the config files. Since you deleted Linux, you also remove what gives grub the ability to boot an opsys. If you don't want grub or Linux you have to restore the MS bootloader. Their are OOOOOOOOOOOOOODLES of threads all over the internet on how to do this. If you want to use linux still, i'd recommend sticking with Grub.
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