Restore Windows XP boot from Dual Boot with Ubuntu

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Hi,

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.

Thanks.

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Restore Windows XP boot from Dual Boot with Ubuntu

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Hello Joshua.

That's easy. 

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!

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