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I am trying to uninstall Linux but having some troubles.

I had set up XP, and then installed Ubuntu and I now have it dual-booting. I would like to completely get rid of Linux from the hard drive and give XP back the entire hard drive. How can I do this without disturbing my XP install?
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are using the grub linux boot loader?
if you delete the linux partition using a bootable cd such as the "ubcd" then the grub loader might still boot to xp, but if it gets corrupted or you want the xp boot loader you will have to insert you xp boot disk and to a repair on the xp system and that should not harm you xp installation but just correct the boot loader.
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First, you need to boot from your XP cd and go into the recovery mode or w/e they call it, basically its a command line.

When you get there just type fixmbr and it should go back to the normal bootloader and forget all about linux.

After that you just need to format your linux partition using a program like Norton Partition Magic to get the space back.
    
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I shall try that in the morning Thanks guys!
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First, you need to boot from your XP cd and go into the recovery mode or w/e they call it, basically its a command line.

When you get there just type fixmbr and it should go back to the normal bootloader and forget all about linux.

After that you just need to format your linux partition using a program like Norton Partition Magic to get the space back.
Okay, I did the first part and it boots right into Windows now.

I will go ahead and try the second part now
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Okay, I deleted the Linux partition using PartitionMagic.. How do I merge the them now? I show my C: drive, 230GB Unallocated, 9GB Extended and 9GB Unallocated.
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Nevermind, I did it! Yay! Thanks for the help!
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There is a drive manager in Vista that you use to reclaim the unallocated space. I have to figure out where it is hang on a sec and I'll find it...

EDIT: I know that you've already solved your issue but for future reference, to access disk management tools you do the following: right click "My Computer" and select "manage" from the context menu then select "disk management" in the window that comes up. All the tools are located there.
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post #9 of 11
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There is a drive manager in Vista that you use to reclaim the unallocated space. I have to figure out where it is hang on a sec and I'll find it...

EDIT: I know that you've already solved your issue but for future reference, to access disk management tools you do the following: right click "My Computer" and select "manage" from the context menu then select "disk management" in the window that comes up. All the tools are located there.
Oh neat. And Windows XP has it too. Thanks a bunch!!
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