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What is GNU grub?

We replaced the hard drive and trying to load operating system. With XP, we get this GNU grub. With Win7, we are unable to allocate space.

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The Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB for short) is a program developed by the GNU software foundation. This program allows your Windows machine to load a number of different operating systems by presenting the user with a choice when the machine boots. This allows you, for example, to have both Linux and Windows XP installed on the same machine. If you find that you need to restore your XP system to a previous state and want to remove GRUB from your Windows XP, the process can be done in just a few minutes.

Ensure that your computer can boot from the CD/DVD drive. Start your computer and watch the startup screen. It will flash the key combination you need to press to enter BIOS. Enter this key combination and go into the system BIOS. Look under "Boot Options" or "Boot Order". Select "Boot from CD/DVD Drive" and make sure that it is listed as the first in the boot order. Save your changes before you exit the BIOS. Open the CD/DVD drive and insert your Windows XP install DVD. Reboot your system. Press "R" for "Recovery Console" when the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears. Enter the administrator password. At the prompt, type the following command: fixmbr Allow the XP system to recover the boot sector. When finished, it will return you to the command prompt. Type:exit Reboot your XP system. Hope this helps.

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