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I need help.
I recently bought desktop and installed Fedora core 3 over Windows XP. Unfortunately, I couldn't start working with Fedora as fast as I expected(all my fault). Now, I need to install back Windows(I have a CD with Winows XP that came with the desktop). I boot from the CD, but all it says is "Setup is inspecting your computer setup configuration" or sth like this, and goes blank. I am getting desparate because I have to work on a project(I am a grad student) and I don't have much time to spare. Please, tell me what to do. I still have Fethora core 3 running.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
p.s. I will probabli try again to switch to Linux when I have time in the summer.
the general steps are to use a DOS boot disk and run "fdisk /MBR" to make windows boot directly again, and even to use fdisk to manually delete all the partitions, but XP should really be able to install over the top of anything, so i'd wonder if that behaviour was down to Linux being on there already.
As far as I get it, I have to put these files on a floppy disk. My desktop has no floppy disk(and neither my girlfriends laptop). Can I use usb card or burn a disk? My desktop has only the options to boot from the harddrive and the CD-ROM?
I don't want to offend anybody. I deeply respect the linux community. Unfortunately I got frustrated(again my mistake) and I need to work on my desktop now.
Thank you for the links.
Well I am getting desperate. The one link that seems most comprehensive says that if my bios doesn't support boot from usb to try and update it. I bought the desktop two weeks ago and I doubt that I can find an update. I feel that I will screw evth if I mess with the boot.
I have two questions:
Why cant I burn the things that one puts on a bootable floppy disk?
Is there a way to resize my Linux and try and install the Windows together with the Linux(which will be perfect)?