10 March 2009

This is very obvious question about dual booting computer, means if you have install Windows and Linux both in deferent  partitions, and any reason you want to uninstall Linux from your computer, to do this some users delete the Linux partition but groub is still in MBR and after deleting Linux partition they will face new problem when computer will reboot the  system load groub from MBR but  groub configuration file also deleted with Linux partitions and now groub prompt will appear and your system will not boot Linux as well as Windows also, to solve this problem you have to remove groub from MBR

With the following step by step procedure you can uninstall or delete Linux completely and safely.

Requirements:

You need a windows 98 startup disk or windows installation bootable CD.

Step by step procedure:

1. First Reboot your computer with windows 98 start up disc or Windows CD (with Recovery Console option) and type the following command.

“fixmbr”

2. "fixmbr" command will replace grub loader of Linux and repair yours bootloader and rewrite ntldr on MBR of Hard Disk, now you will see only Windows in the boot menu.

3. Now Boot up with your windows operation system

4. And with use of Disk Manager delete the Linux partition

To run Disk Manager

Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management

5. Go to Disk Management under “Storage”

6. Select your Hard Disk and then select the Linux partition and delete the Linux partition this will delete Linux and grub from boot partition of Linux.

Next time you will boot your computer Windows automatically boot and no groub menu will appear on your boot screen

If you have any problem in the procedure given above leave a comment here…

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, Thanks for your post. However, I have got windows'2000 server on c: drive and ubuntu linux on other drives which are not visible from windows.

    I want to remove linux completely from my windows server, can u pls help me out.

    Thanks & Regards,
    sams

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