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Windows 7: Old Ubuntu dual boot problem

03 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Old Ubuntu dual boot problem

I had Ubuntu installed on an external HDD, but back when I had XP, I formatted it for general storage. Now I'm running Seven and I have no idea how to remove the Ubuntu option from my Dual Boot menu. Please help...

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03 Jan 2010   #2

Vista 64 & Kubuntu
 
 

Is this a linux bootloader or the Windows bootloader that's currently active?

edit: try this: http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
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03 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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03 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I used EasyBCD to remove a Previous Version of Windows entry, but the Ubuntu entry that I can see at startup (Windows Boot Loader) isn't showing in EasyBCD.
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03 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Is it listed in msconfig>Boot tab to delete?

Use EasyBCD 2.0 beta which has Linux add/remove tab now. From NeoSmart website, register for betas. http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642


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03 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You could boot into the Windows 7 recovery console,either press f8 during start up or boot from your Windows 7 disk,then go to the command promt option and type
FIXMBR
Should be like Ubuntu was never on your pc.
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03 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Gregrocker, sorry that didnt help. Will try Minotar's suggestion now.
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03 Jan 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psychfunk View Post
Gregrocker, sorry that didnt help. Will try Minotar's suggestion now.
Did you register to try Easy 2.0 beta? Previous 1.72 version doesn't have Linux tab to add/remove.

Seems I remember reading that the only way to rid of GRUB is deep format.
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03 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

EasyBCD tells me there is only one entry in the bootloader. And command prompt has never heard of FIXMBR..."not recognixed as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file". Am I missing something.. should I type more than just FIXMBR?
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04 Jan 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Command is bootrec /fixmbr and needs to be run from the Windows 7 DVD Repair console Command Line.

While there, choose Startup Repair from the list of tools and run it a few times to see if it removes it.
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