I have a desktop with Windows xp media center edition and fedora 6 installed on the same hard drive. My windows partition seems to have some spyware so I wanted to format and re-install windows on it. I cannot boot into windows as it freezes after logging in.
I have the manufacturer's (Dell) windows re-installation DVD, but somehow my system has an issue with bootable CDs. It plays regular CDs/DVDs, but when it comes to bootable CDs, it just freezes up with a blank screen after displaying the "Press any key to boot from CD ..." message. I changed my jumper setting to PATA slave, but its the same problem. I also tried a brand new CD ROM drive but again with the same issue. So I am out of wits about this problem.
Due to this I decided to format the windows partition from my Fedora installation. However, I've never done this and was wondering if someone can tell me the detailed steps to do it. I realize the since grub is mostly on my windows partition, I won't be able to boot into Fedora after formatting the windows partition, but I'm willing to format the Linux partition too, if I ever get to format the windows partition !
Please keep in my mind that no bootable CD is working on my system