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I kind of got myself in to a lot of trouble here. I had linux installed, but deleted the partitions, botht the swap and the one the os was on. In retrospect that was a really bad idea. Now when i turn on my computer it just goes to the command line GRUB loader. I no longer have linux on there so its a bit confused and i need to get it to boot into windows. I dont really know what partition thats on. I thought it was 5, but i guess not because thats where grub looks. About all i can do is boot into linux on a live cd. Thought i could do something there. PLEASE help, i really dont want to reinstall windows

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You should be able to use the install CD for Linux, type in rescue for the boot option and then you should get a menu, one of which is restore the Windoze boot loader. Hopefully the version that you used has these options.

You might also be able to use the Windoze boot CD to do the same thing.
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Yeah you can use the repair console from windows to write a new boot sector, you can also when booted to a live CD access grub and alter it.

If you no longer intend to use linux then just use your windows disk itll be easier, if you intend on using linux reinstall it on the partitions you will get the grub install updated and it should have windows listed or you can just list it yourself.
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