Question partition error message

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Whenever i turn on my computer i get an error message saying "Fourth partition table is not empty , please delete if you wish to use this method" and i am not allowed to go to windows . please help . thanks
 

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Whenever i turn on my computer i get an error message saying "Fourth partition table is not empty , please delete if you wish to use this method" and i am not allowed to go to windows . please help . thanks
Did you do anything before this issue occurred, maybe installing another os on another drive. It could have created another partition on your main drive
 
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Did you do anything before this issue occurred, maybe installing another os on another drive. It could have created another partition on your main drive
my brother came to my house a few days ago and said he wanted use my computer . He told me he was going to do something with linux .
 

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He was installing linux i think .
Ah ok. Sometimes Linux will try to install the grub bootloader on to another drive in order to maximise the size of the drive in which he tried to install Linux in. If you're trying to install Linux without interrupting other drives you should make sure that the drives are not connected to the computer.
 

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i'm not that good with computers so can explain it a little less complicated ? thanks for everything
So basically a boot loader starts the particular Linux software (kinda like a bios). Linux will try to install that on other drives in your computer so that it will take less space.
 
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oh okay so the stuff is installed in other drives and to fix it i have to disconnect some drives ? i really want to know how to fix it please help
 
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oh okay so the stuff is installed in other drives and to fix it i have to disconnect some drives ? i really want to know how to fix it please help
Alright try unplugging the drive in which your brother installed it in and try to boot to windows. Could you please tell me what version of Windows you are running
 

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