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uninstalling linux problems

Postby compgeek38 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:04 pm

Hi, I am having problems uninstalling linux mint, and i need some help. I want to use my external drive (with linux on it) as a backup device for vista. I have noticed that if I turn it off while booting, i get a GRUB error 17. I want to just go straight into vista, then be able to format the disk. If anyone has suggestions, please help.

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Re: uninstalling linux problems

Postby Fred » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:14 pm


You don't need to uninstall anything. You just need to put Vista's boot pointer back into the MBR. Use you Vista restore disk and there is a routine on it to restore the Vista boot. I think it is called "fixmbr" in XP. Don't know if it is the same in Vista or not.

If you don't have a disk you can try fixing it with a live cd iso called SuperGrub. It will restore the XP pointer and I think the latest versions will work for Vista also.

http://download.linux-live-cd.org/Super ... sgd/cdrom/

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