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How to uninstall linux in dual boot installed with windows xp

There is a simple procedure to uninstall or delete linux by following a step by step procedure illustrated below and it is tested by me and safe also.

You need a windows 98 startup disk or windows 98 bootable floppy .

How to do it:

1. Boot up in Windows xp.

2. Start>>control panel>>administrative tools>>computer management

3. Go to disk management under “storage”

4. Select your hard disk and then the linux partition.

5. Delete the linux partition this will delete linux and grub.

6. Now reboot your laptop with windows 98 start up disc or floppy and type the command “fixmbr” .

7. Above command will repair ur bootloader and rewrite ntldr which will replace corrupted grub.

8.Thats it done now boot your laptop or desktop normally it will be booted by default in windows xp.

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

10 replies on “How to uninstall linux in dual boot installed with windows xp”

have same problem but with vista. what should i do to replace the linux boot option.


Whenever I try to connect to Disk Management to delete the partitions, it gives me an error stating “Unable to connect to logical disk manager service”. What do I do to fix it? Please help me, its required urgently.

Nikz on May 4th, 2008 | 6:50 pm

For XP, sometimes we need to use command: c:>fdisk /mbr

Yes Nikz you are right-I had to use the fdisk/mbr command and also I used a start up disk for WinME lol-still got the same result-just had to choose the boot withOUT cd support.

Thank you, you saved my laptop. Had to make a win98 boot disk, then make an image of that on a cd (don’t have a floppy on laptop) then chose start with cd support and used c:>fdisk/mbr. Linux was a cool thing for awhile but I’m glad to see it go. Thanks for the very helpful write up.


My harddisk having 4 partition with xp os . I try to install Linux d: drive but Unfortunate i deleted partition and installed linux successfully. Now I want to get my old partition with data.

Could help me recovery my data.


sir mine’s vista with fedora and i want to remove fedora as the earlier boot loaders are not compatible with the vista and hp only provides recovery dvd. how can i do so without having to use them and format my laptop

i have used the procedure to uninstall linux but now when is reboot my laptop with win 98 bootable disk, it starts installing win 98. I don’t know where tp give the command of fixmbr

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