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What you need to do is boot from a Windows install CD. After the Windows exec has loaded and started running choose Recovery Console. Choose your WIndows installation (Usually 1. C:\\Windows) You will need to enter your admin paswword. If you don't have one just hit enter. Now you will be at the command prompt. Next cd to the root directory ie: cd C:

Now:

Type FIXMBR first, then FIXBOOT right after that, then type exit and press Enter to reboot your PC.

You should now be rid of GRUB.

Good Luck!!
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Uninstalling Linux is a carnal sin... just so you know
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Originally Posted by reset3x View Post
What you need to do is boot from a Windows install CD. After the Windows exec has loaded and started running choose Recovery Console. Choose your WIndows installation (Usually 1. C:Windows) You will need to enter your admin paswword. If you don't have one just hit enter. Now you will be at the command prompt. Next cd to the root directory ie: cd C:

Now:

Type FIXMBR first, then FIXBOOT right after that, then type exit and press Enter to reboot your PC.

You should now be rid of GRUB.

Good Luck!!
I can't say for certain, but fixboot/fixmbr probably have to be lowercase

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Uninstalling Linux is a carnal sin... just so you know
Sin, maybe. Carnal sin? I didn't know that uninstalling linux turns you on
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The windozers are gonna want to know how to restore the disk to a single partition...

@rabidgnome: I don't think windows is case-sensitive.
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The windozers are gonna want to know how to restore the disk to a single partition...

@rabidgnome: I don't think windows is case-sensitive.
Yeah, but the recovery console isn't actually a dos prompt (right?). I could be wrong tho
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Yeah, but the recovery console isn't actually a dos prompt (right?). I could be wrong tho
I don't think it is. I'm just saying it's kinda incomplete since everyone is going to be asking how to re-merge their partitions.
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This is what has worked for me in the past... Upper or lower case doesn't matter in the Winderz world... But I have had sucess with this... The MAJOR cause of castasfrophy was not changing to the root dir (C. That gave me a bad day... apparently not changing dirs put the BR in C:/Windows ... And gave me an unrecoverable disk..... Trust me I KNOW this works... I've beeen down this road many a time!!!


Peace!!!!
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format /mbr
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The windozers are gonna want to know how to restore the disk to a single partition...
We could point them to Gparted live CD or gparted via Knoppix (my choice) to delete the ext3, swap and resize the ntfs volume.

If nobody here had one, let me know and I'll run one w/ some screenies.
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