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Old 24th July 2005, 03:02 AM
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I never thought I would have to ask this...

but how do i get grub off my MBR and put XP back the only single booting OS on my computer.

I have been linuxing for a long time, and its sad that I have to say that linux is not ready for my computer.

Of course it is not linux fault, I blame Sony and Nvidia. My laptops brightness controls are crazy wired into my videocard(nvidia smartdimmer) or something, and there is just no way of controling the brightness.

Also My PCI-Xpress PCMCIA slot hanges every distro I have tired on boot, and yes I do use it.

Not to mention that ALSA make my intel HD audio sound like ****.

I so wanted this to work oh well, can anyone help with getting this thing off my drive?

I feel uber defeated, maybe by 2.6.13

EDIT: I ment without having to reinstall windows, its currently duel booted

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Old 24th July 2005, 03:07 AM
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Using Windows XP
In Windows XP, you can uninstall GRUB as follows:

Boot from the Windows XP CD and press the "R" key during the setup in order to start the Recovery Console. Select your Windows XP installation from the list and enter the administrator password. At the input prompt, enter the command "FIXMBR" and confirm the query with "y". The MBR will be rewritten and GRUB will be uninstalled. Press "exit" to reboot the computer.
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Old 24th July 2005, 03:08 AM
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i don't have a cd, factory installed stuff

Edit: thanks, i see it
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Old 24th July 2005, 03:20 AM
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Or, you can just boot into Windows XP (using the CD) and get to a command line and type: fixmbr

This will put Windows back in control of booting and Linux will disappear (as far as Windows and your computer are concerned).
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Old 25th July 2005, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by blinksilver
i don't have a cd, factory installed stuff
Just a question... Have you tried using the recovery CD that was supplied? I have a dualboot also, and the recovery CD is not working. I am wondering if it has something to do with the dualboot, or whether it is faulty hardware/software that is failing. When using recovery CD I am faced with a blank screen....
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