N/APosted on - 08/31/2011
I’ve been using dual boot on my laptop for a sometimes, Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.
The default operating system is Windows XP, so Ubuntu was installed as a second operating system.
The booting screen currently is handled by Ubuntu.
So every time I want to log on to my Windows XP, I need to choice from the screen boot loader.
Now I want to make the default loading to Windows XP again, and get rid my Ubuntu.
But how can I do that?
I’m not mastering Ubuntu or an expert in Windows XP. Please help, it’s been annoying for me.
Restore Windows XP boot from Dual Boot with Ubuntu
Here's how to do it:
Boot up using your Windows XP installer CD. You may need to set the BIOS to boot up from CD/DVD.
Get into the Recovery console.
For detailed steps here's an article from microsoft.com on how to access the Recovery Console:
Once you are within the Recovery Console use the command "fixmbr". The said command will write a fresh copy of the Master Boot Record (MBR) effectively removing grub (the Linux bootloader used by Ubuntu).
Alternatively, if you still have a copy of MS-DOS from Windows 98 that you can boot into, type in "fdisk /mbr" at the command prompt. That's the equivalent of FIXMBR.
Hope this helps!