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How to get rid of linux boot loader in Multi Boot Windows opearting systems

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I have two hard drives with windows 98, windows 2000 prof, windows xp installed on the master drive and windows 2000 server, Red Hat linux 8.0 installed on te slave (secondary) drive. Red Hat Linux was the last to be installed. Now, I want to remove the secondary  drive and use it on a different machine, so, whenever, I am booting the machine with only primary drive, I am getting the GRUB HARD DISK ERROR. How can I fix this problem ?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Boot to a Windows 98 Boot disk (if you don't have one, download it from www.bootdisk.com) and then run:

ATTRIB -R -S -H MSDOS.SYS
COPY MSDOS.SYS MSDOS.BAK
SYS C:
ATTRIB -R -S -H MSDOS.SYS
COPY MSDOS.BAK MSDOS.SYS
ATTRIB +R +S +H MSDOS.SYS

Reboot.

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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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Actually, that's for restoring the 98 Boot information.  You'd be better off restoring the 2000 info.  Boot with a 2000 or XP CD and use the repair process/recovery console to log in to one of your installations.  Then Type FIXBOOT and FIXMBR at the DOS-LIKE prompt you get.  This should reset things to use the Windows 2000/NT/XP boot loader.  (Right now, your primary disk is trying to load GRUB from the secondary disk.  You basically have to get rid of that info by replacing it with a Windows version of the boot procedure.
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