February 1, 2012

[HOW TO] Fix MBR - Booting problem after deleting Linux

If you are using Windows and Linux in the same computer (dual-boot) then you know that each time you start your computer the Linux boot screen appears and you can select either Linux or Windows. One day I decided that I no longer need Linux so I deleted the Linux partition using the disk management tool.
So straight to the point. What happens is that when you delete the Linux partition, a part of Linux stays there and each time you are trying to start your computer you will see the Linux boot loader, but this time it will be corrupted so you will not be able to choose Windows and therefore boot and use Windows. How to fix this? Do the following:
  1. Insert your Windows Installation Disk
  2. Press a key when you are prompted.
  3. Select a language and click Next.
  4. Click Repair.
  5. Click the o/s you want to repair.
  6. Open the Command Prompt.
  7. Type: bootrec.exe /FixMbr
  8. Press Enter
  9. You are done! Restart your system.
This will fix your problem.

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