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Removing Grub Bootloader?

Ok, so we have a Dell Optiplex running Ubuntu and Windows on two Hard Drives (XP on one, Linux on the Other) Well, it was working beautifully, well, me and my friend decided that we were gonna try to make our own linux using Linux From Scratch, well, that wiped the Hard Drive (the Linux one) so we gave up after having difficulties, well, now when we try to boot into windows, we get the Grub screen, and it says “GRUB Loading stage1.5.
“GRUB loading, please wait…..
Error 15
then nothing happens, we don’t have a Ubuntu live CD anymore, and i think i can get a windows recovery CD, we also have a USB stick running Slax Linux that we could use, how do we fix this problem?
I actually found a windows 98 recovery cd lying around and got it fixed using the fixmbr command, thanks though

how can i get my mac to boot from cd?

okay im new to this i need big help. my school got a new mac lab and they threw away the old ones. i asked for one and they gave it to me. its a power mac g4. im very knowledgeable about computers, the computer needed some work and it turns out that the harddrive had been completely formatted. there is no operation system on it and i do not have a boot cd. ive tried booting ubuntu linux but ubuntu requires a os to be on the computer. i have a live cd for linux from scratch and i would like to just put linux on it but every time i try to boot from a cd i just get the grey screen with the blinking file. to make matters worse i dint have a mac keyboard so im using a usb one. ive tried cmd-opn-f-o and holding down c and even comd-opn-shift-delete and nothings boots from the cd. ive put 15 hours in the past day to get this to work and im running out of ideas. PLEASE I BEG YOU. PLEASE HELP!!!! i will be eternally grateful. thanks again!
the problem with most of your answers is that ive tried al the comands and the wont work. ive tried just holding option key and nothing comes up. ive tried holding c key and nothing comes up. same with cmd optn f o. could it be the keyboard? i dont have a mac keyboard just a usb pc keyboard.

Removing Grub Bootloader?

Ok, so we have a Dell Optiplex running Ubuntu and Windows on two Hard Drives (XP on one, Linux on the Other) Well, it was working beautifully, well, me and my friend decided that we were gonna try to make our own linux using Linux From Scratch, well, that wiped the Hard Drive (the Linux one) so we gave up after having difficulties, well, now when we try to boot into windows, we get the Grub screen, and it says “GRUB Loading stage1.5.
“GRUB loading, please wait…..
Error 15
then nothing happens, we don’t have a Ubuntu live CD anymore, and i think i can get a windows recovery CD, we also have a USB stick running Slax Linux that we could use, how do we fix this problem?
I actually found a windows 98 recovery cd lying around and got it fixed using the fixmbr command, thanks though