Monday, January 9, 2012

How to Remove Android-x86 and GRUB Loader


Android-x86 installer automatically detects Windows partition on your computer and gives you an option to create a boot item for Windows. It makes setting up a dual booting Windows and Android system really easy. But how to remove Android-x86 and GRUB boot loader to get back to Windows as it was before?

How to remove Android-x86 and GRUB Loader?
To remove Android-x86 and GRUB loader, first boot into Windows, go to C: drive and delete android-xxx and grub directories. It's not finished yet. You need Windows Installation disc or Windows bootable USB flash drive to bring back Windows bootloader.
  1. Insert Windows Installation disc or Windows bootable USB flash drive.
  2. Boot the target drive by changing the boot order in BIOS.
  3. Select a Language, Time and currency format, and keyboard or input method. When you done, click Next.
  4. Click Repair your computer.
  5. Select the operating system to repair and click Next.
  6. In system recovery options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
  7. Type Bootrec.exe /FixMbr and hit Enter.
  8. Reboot your computer and don't forget to change hard disk back to boot first in BIOS.

However if you don't have Windows Installation disc or Windows ISO file, you can use EasyBCD to install Windows bootloader to MBR. This software is easier to use but it's better to use official installation disc to recover Windows bootloader.

14 comments:

  1. so there's no way of choosing which to boot?

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  2. You can choose which os to boot after installed GRUB Loader.

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  3. How do I uninstall the distribution from the GRUB, but KEEP GRUB, and try a different one. If I delete the folder with Android x86 on my D: drive (seperate partition> Windows is on C), will it disappear as a choice from the GRUB menu during boot? And then repeat the procedure with Unetbootin to try a different one? This only shows how to delete both, do not want to try before I know for sure. And I can't repair Windows at the moment.

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  4. Ok, disregard my last question. I did as you suggested because I found my installation CD and worked like a charm. But I re-did the procedure and installed GRUB and when it reboots I see no GRUB, goes straight to windows. WEIRD

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  5. so uh, how exactly do i go about doing this if grub wont boot into windows at all? It gives me the option to do so but then shows the windows loading screen.. then blacks out and returns to the Grub menu

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  6. Thanks it worked and i finally got rid of android x86!

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  7. I can't boot in windows

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  8. Hi when I chouse repair option it's showing an error that window setup is different and I'm also not able to install frish copy of new window coz I'm not able to see my laptop hard dick drives. What can I do now? 😑

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  9. Hi when I chouse repair option it's showing an error that window setup is different and I'm also not able to install frish copy of new window coz I'm not able to see my laptop hard dick drives. What can I do now? 😑

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