ultramancool - I tried smart boot manager but I could never figure out how to use it. if you could explain it a bit more in depth
wpn146 - I have looked at what you said previously however with fedora core 2 the bootdisk.img is over 6 megs ment for usb devices that your bios can support it. (which mine doesnt)
david_ross - I do know it works because on my old harddrive that was in it before I started this linux endeavor I had windows on it. and was using it fine.
also I want to thank everybody for helping me out. sorry if I seem stupid when it comes to computers but I always want to try something different. and I was also want to become more effiecient in linux