Originally Posted by Koop
I just installed Mandriva 2007 from the DVD and it gave me no KDE and when I typed "startx" I was told that there was no screens installed or something.
Any way, I am trying to reinstall and deleted the partition and then inserted the Windows XP CD and tried to access te recovery console but it's saying I have no disks installed, what do I do?
First, I would not be quite so quick to remove/reinstall when encountering a problem. You can wind up chasing your tail.
You don't mention if the Windows install is still on the disk. We need to know details of the current configuration.
Your title is "cannot uninstall bootloader". I have heard many time that Windows can be thrown off by having non-Windows boot code in the mbr. To wipe out the mbr, you can use your install disk or any of the various "Live CD" Linuces. Get into a terminal and do this:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=446 count=1
(if you have SATA or SCSI, then replace hda with sda)
If you have any critical data on the drive that is not backed up, then seriously consider making a backup before doing anything