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Supercalifragilistic

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It's me again with a another problem :whistling:

I installed PCLinuxOS and have Windows XP already installed so it made a LiLO bootloader. I deleted the Linux partitions and want to know how to resize the windows part of the drive to full again I also want to know how to make it load up Windows without asking if I want PCLinuxOS or win_c . My firend said something about WIndows 98 or a boot floppy disk but my PC doesn't have a floppy disk drive :blink:

So basically. i want my PC to be al Windows XP with no dualboot screens or anything

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What did you do to "delete" the Linux partitions?



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Computer Management > Disk management and deleted the Linux and Linux swap partitions
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You will not be able to repartition the separate partitions with the software in Win XP. The best you can do is format the partitions as fat32 or ntfs. You can use partition Magic to combine the partitions back into one partition.

To remove Lilo you need to use a DOS fdisk program to rebuild the master boot record with this command (from a DOS boot floppy):

fdisk /mbr

I use a plain Windows 98 boot disk to do this. I have done this with 2 windows XP computers and had no problems with them. They booted into XP normally after rebooting the computer.

Here is where you can make a bootable CD for DOS.

http://www.bootdisk.com/popfiles.htm

You can also use a Win XP cd to load the recovery console and do a fdisk/mbr from there.
Boot from the windows XP CD, press the "R" key in the setup in order to start the restoration console. Select your windows XP installation from the list, and enter the administrator password.
Enter the command: "FIXMBR" (without the quotes) at the input prompt and confirm the next question with a "Y" (without the quotes). Use exit to restore the computer.

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Yeah, I wanted to do the recovery thing. I made CD first boot option but it sais boot from cd then goes to LiLO
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Did you get a message to hit any key on the keyboard to boot from the CD? You should have.

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My friend said that but I tried pressing a load of keys when it said boot from CD, nothing.....
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