Saturday, December 17, 2011

How to remove or uninstall GRUB Loader in Windows 7.

Hi all
    
            I tried installing Linux and got hooked up with this innocent yet annoying GRUB loader. For those who doesn't have any idea of what the hell is GRUB Loader, here is a piece of info about it. GNU GRUB is a bootloader capable of loading a variety of free and proprietary operating systems. GRUB will work well with Linux, DOS, Windows, or BSD. GRUB stands for GRand Unified Bootloader. GRUB is dynamically configurable. This means that the user can make changes during the boot time, which include altering existing boot entries, adding new, custom entries, selecting different kernels, or modifying intrid.  This means that if your computer has a fairly modern BIOS that can access more than 8GB of hard disk space, GRUB will automatically be able to access all of it. GRUB can be run from or be installed to any device (floppy disk, hard disk, CD-ROM, USB drive, network drive) and can load operating systems from just as many locations, including network drives. It can also decompress operating system images before booting them.
      
            So, successfully I installed GRUB Loader, but don't know really how to use it. So, Whenever I start my system, instead of loading Windows, it will end up with GRUB Loader screen. It would be fun to use it, when you really know how to use it. But for me it looked like piece of shit which has to be cleaned. So, how to uninstall it. I was puzzled, searched in net for the solution. Nothing worked. Finally tried the combination and found out the solution.

STEPS TO UNINSTALL:
      1. Go to BIOS Settings and set first boot device as CDROM. Insert the Windows 7 installation/Upgrade disc in the CD drive, and then restart the computer.     
      2. You will be shown a message saying "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD. Press the key which you like the most.
      3. Setup will start and windows will load the files and will prompt a dialogue box. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
      4. You will find "Install Now" in the middle and "Repair your computer" at the left bottom. Click Repair your computer.
      5. Click the operating system that you want to repair Windows 7 in this case, and then click Next.     
      6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt which you will find it as a last option.
      7. Command prompt will open with system reserved drive with
                                      X:\Sources>    
                                      X:\Sources>Bootrec.exe/FixMbr      
Press Enter. You will see "Operation completed successfully." It won't even take a second.      
      8. And your next command will be this -
                                      X:\Sources>    
                                      X:\Sources>Bootrec.exe/FixBoot  
Press Enter. You will see "Operation completed successfully." It won't even take a second.     
      9. Reboot and set First boot device as HDD again in the BIOS Settings.

Hurrah !!! You have successfully uninstalled GRUB Loader and your windows will load automatically the next time you restart. Happy reading..

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