mandrake boot loader will not go away

  Linus Tourvald 11:27 01 Sep 2003
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i have unistalled linux from my dual boot system so i now just run win xp pro. linux has gone and the partitioned has been merged and then formatted so i now only have c drive and d drive

but when i start up my computer i still get the boot up screen from mandrake asking me if i want to boot to windows or linux

how can i get rid of this?

  soy 12:11 01 Sep 2003

Not sure how to fix this problem myself, but i've seen alot of threads like this in the past. Do a search if you need more.

click here

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  hugh-265156 12:33 01 Sep 2003

use a boot floppy,boot from it and type fdisk /mbr

  Linus Tourvald 11:13 02 Sep 2003

i have tried what it said in the links i booted into safe mode with command prompt and goto c:\ and typed fdisk /mbr and i got an error that fdisk is not valid command.

when my system boots up i see the normal screen then it says boot from lilo and the mandrake menu comes up. how can i just bypass this lilo thing?

sorry i am a bit of a novice

  Andrew P 11:22 02 Sep 2003

If so, boot from it, when it has finished loading press R to launch the recovery console. Type the administrator password (just press enter if you don't have one), then you will be at a command prompt. type fix /mbr (or fix mbr or /fix mbr, can't remember!) it will ask you to confirm. This will write over the Linux bootloader with the default Windows one, deleting it. Then type exit/restart/reboot (again, I can't remember!) to restart.

  hugh-265156 15:55 02 Sep 2003
  hugh-265156 15:57 02 Sep 2003

xp click here;en-us;315224

  hugh-265156 15:58 02 Sep 2003

click here even sorry

  hugh-265156 16:00 02 Sep 2003

third time lucky
click here

  Linus Tourvald 08:14 03 Sep 2003

thank you all i have done it. many thanks

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