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I am trying to delete Linux Partitions on my hard drive and install Windows XP.
I installed fedora core 4 on my laptop(hp zd7000). When I try to re-install Windows XP it shows a black screen and does nothing else after the "gathering hardware information" screen. I have tried both of my Windows XP boot disks and it does the same thing.
The CD does boot it just crashes after analyzing hardware information screen. I know I can't possibly be the only person having this problem.
I ran Memtest and I know theres nothing wrong with my memory.
My hard drive can't be causing a problem.
I think stated in my first post that the windows CD does boot but it crashes and that I want to get rid of Linux and use only windows on that computer.
Originally posted by faster80 Thank you problem solved.
Linux was causing problems.
Can you be a bit more specific about what you did to solve the problem? I bet you someone will later be searching the forums and have the same exact problem. It'd be nice for that person to know what the fix was.
I think that my hard drive (not sure what brand) had incorrect disk geometry.
The problem was fixed by removing Linux partitions.
I am able to install Windows again now.
I am not using a dual boot system between windows and fedora core.