DIY Street Linux Thread. in OS: Microsoft Posted August 6, 2007 Hey guys I am dual booting XP and Ubuntu 7.04 but screwed up Ubuntu badly and want it off my system because i simply wont have time to mess around with it soon due to leaving for college. What is the best way to remove it and deal with GRUB? According to other sites, you boot off your XP cd, go to the recovery console and type: 'fixmbr' command, which makes you boot normally. You then use the regular Xp tools to re-format and recover your hd space. You'll probably end up with an extra partition that you can use for storage and backups, unless you use some partition managers to 'extend' your xp partition to the full size of the disk. Direct copy: http://www.ozzu.com/ftopic55407.html eh, just restore the MBR for windows. boot to the windows xp install cd, at the first menu press r to get into the recovery console & choose youre install of windows (it'll probably be the only option). then execute the following commands: fixmbr (you'll be prompted if you're sure, enter y) fixboot (again, you'll be prompted & press y) now reboot and you should be able to boot into windows w/o a problem. once in windows, right click on my computer > manager. in the tree menu on the left click on disk management and continue to delete the ubuntu partitions. Now about the 'fixboot', I've never used that, do some more homework prior to using that command.