GRUB removal/ linux removal on dual boot

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derekn

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Hi, have win98 on this machine. was running dual boot with 2 hard drives, win 98/linux fedora core. I tried to remove linux, had horrible time. So, i used FDISK in windows to delete the partitions on the disk containing linux. Well, now the GRUB loader comes up and says "Grub loading stage 2..." and then reboots the machine again. windows will not boot. Linux is gone. How can i fix this so that I can boot windows?


Hope this isn't too hi tech.

Thanx

derekn
 
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derekn,

Your "too hi tech" question is rather confused. Are you saying the GRUB screen [for dual booting] still comes up even though Fedora has been removed ???

If you want to remove the GRUB screen, run - FDisk /MBR

This will restore your master boot record.
 

derekn

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Hi Old Bob. I didn't mean "too hi tech" in a condescending way. Sorry if misunderstood. :)

The problem is I can't boot into DOS, Linux (cause it's not there anymore) or Windows. The GRUB keeps coming up and since there is no choices it just reboots the machine for some reason. Could I edit the MBR from another computer if i move that HD temporarily?
 
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derekn,

If you run - Fdisk /MBR

You "should" boot up directly into Win98.
 

derekn

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i don't think you fully understand. I can NOT boot into any OS. This includes DOS.
 

derekn

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ok, i will try the boot disk. by running the FDISK /MBR that won't reformat my master HD will it?
 
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