OpenSUSE Install :: Removing Grub Loader / Error 22?

Jun 29, 2010

I have a Windows 7 OS installed as my main OS, it installed on its own HDD with 3 other data storage drives.

On my 5th drive I installed a copy of OpenSUSE 11.02 to see if I like it. I have decided I don't wish to keep it so I reformatted the drive while in Win7. Of course on restart I got the Grub 1.5 Error 22. All my HDD's are seperate and there are no partitions.

I have had to reinstall OpenSUSE just to get my PC to boot.

All I want to is remove OpenSUSE from my computer without losing my Win 7 install.

My Win 7 install disc fails to recognise my Win 7 so I can not get the recovery command prompt/repair options.

Can someone explain in say 5 simple steps to get back my original MBR so I can boot straight to Windows as I can't seem to find a guide that actually explains what to do. Either by doing it in OpenSUSE 11.02 or Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

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