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I installed Fedora on my laptop with a dual boot configuration, Vista and Fedora.  

GRUB is now the boot manager.  Will the Windows boot manager work again if I wipe the Fedora partitions away?
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Hi, yes.  you should be able to use the bootsect.exe program.

Please have a look at this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919529

HTH
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you can try the fdisk /mbr command from the ms dos prompt. One way of doing this, is to insert your windows xp/vista dvd/cd and select the recovery console. try the fdisk command from there.

Or you can search this tool "hiren's bootcd" via google. I believe 9.8 is the current version. download it and burn the iso to cd, you can restore your boot drive back to windows.
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Thank you very much for the help guys.  The Microsoft article was superb.  I now have a MUCH better understanding of the boot process, and why earlier versions of the OS may cause boot problems with Vista.

After researching the bootsect.exe command, I came across a recommendation to use EasyBCD.  It worked perfectly from within its friendly user interface!
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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