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Im am 14 and i installed Debian Linux In my old ibm laptop think pad.
I went to Install windows again and i wasent thinking that windows couldent Format Linux! I can install Linux but not windows. Everytime i delete the partion and reformat it it freezes on 8 and stopes I tryed Reformating with Windows 2000, and Me Also I cannot uses no floppy disk causes the laptop is old and dose not have a floppy drive.I am not sure but if i can run Fdisk will that work? See I tryed to put win98Se Boot disk to run Fdisk on a cd But wasent bootable. Please Help lol
I know your only 14 but dang, actually pay attention in english class and learn some spelling and grammer.
If the cd isn't bootable and you don't have access to a floppy drive, well... Your screwed and not getting windows back on it. If it has usb you can get/borrow someones usb floppy drive but most likely the computer won't be able to boot from that either.
Since the windows 2000 cd apparantly was bootable(?) you could try running fdisk in that and deleting everything. Then shut it all down and start the setup over again so its got a blank hard drive to work with.
microsoft/linux good idea! one probelm how? is it bootable so i can pop the cd in and boot up with it? or do i have to install to a desktop? causes i cannot get on anything but linux and i am not so sure how to uses linux so please replay
It's bootable, however, it asks everytime you boot it up to install it on the harddrive, I alway say no, but if you want to go ahead. Wiping the hard drive with this utility takes, a while so be warned. Sorry to hear you're leaving linux, I personally have both linux and windows installed on my laptop. I also use debian, if you have a large enought harddrive, when you get windows, re-installed, think about dual booting. It's a great way to learn linux without losing windows.
Oh, and by the way, I'm 16, so it's not impossible to do.
yeah, easy as that. email@example.com if you really want to, but if we use the forum it allows for other people to see the results, so that if other people have the same trouble, they can search and find the answer