I have been using Ubuntu Linux dual booting with XP for quite a long time. But recently i had to delete the Linux partition due to lack of disk space.
It is common to delete the partitions having Linux from "Disk Manager" but it doesnt remove Linux completely. The Linux boot loader still appears at startup but since you deleted Linux partitions, the boot loader gets corrupted and your system becomes unusable !!
So here is a good tutorial to Remove Linux Bootloader completely :.
This tutorial will help you in completely removing Linux from a dual-boot system:
1. First you'll need to boot using Windows setup CD. You can use Windows 98 Setup CD or Windows 2000, XP, 2003 CD or Windows Vista, Server 2008 DVD.
**. Using Windows 98 CD:
Boot into Command Prompt and provide following command:
3. If you have not deleted Linux partitions, then you can delete them using "Disk Manager" tool in Windows
Now exit from command prompt by typing Exit and press Enter.
** Using Windows 2000, XP, 2003 CD:
Enter into "Recovery Console" by pressing "R", select your Windows installation and enter administrator password. Now provide following command:
Press "Y" to confirm and type Exit to exit from recovery console.
**. Using Windows Vista, Server 2008 DVD:
Boot using setup DVD and click on "Repair Computer" link, then click on "Command Prompt". Now navigate to your DVD drive using CD command and at last provide following command:
bootsect /nt60 SYS /mbr
Exit from Command prompt and restart your system.
2. The above commands will remove the Linux boot loader from startup and you'll be able to directly boot into Windows.