Originally Posted by sblofton
I wamt to start over for I believe there is no other choice. Do not know where to begin. I do welcome your input...
If you want to a dual boot hard drive then you will need to load on Windows first.
Before you do all of this you will need to wipe grub off of your hard drive first.
Download DBAN (Darik's Boot And Nuke):
This link is an automatic download so you do not have to do anything except wait.
(Burn this file to a blank disc and boot the computer with it. Do not unzip this file.)
What you need to do with this very good piece of software is to first load it into your machine
(make sure your computer is set to load CD/DVD drive first) and then turn off your computer (this wipes/clears all of your ram of any data), wait 10 seconds and then start up your computer/laptop/notebook. When DBAN has booted (you might have to wait a few seconds/minutes for it to boot) just select the default section (read carefully what it says on your screen).
You need to press your keyboard key marked "F10" for it to start and wipe your drive. You will need to wait at least 3 to 4 hours or at least until it gets to 4 or 5 percent. When you have got to this mark then just do a full shutdown of your computer and wait for 10 seconds (this wipes/clears all of your ram of any data). When you boot up your computer, your computer should ask/tell you that you have "no system" installed, this is a good sign, now you can load on your system disk of either first Windows (if you want a dual system with Linux) or just load on any linux disk, as in your case Ubuntu.
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