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Old 06-28-2004, 01:03 AM   #1
shannynegans
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removing fedora


Your machine's BIOS isn't tied to your operating system. To access your BIOS settings, you usually have to press a certain key combination when your computer first turns on. Sometimes there is a message at the bottom of the screen saying something like "Press F10 to enter setup". That's how you access you BIOS. The key combination varies greatly. If you don't see it on your initial boot up/memory test screen, then you'll need to pull out your motherboard manual or visit the motherboard's website to find out. If you've got a brand name PC that only displays a logo (like Compaq), then you'll need to visit the company's website to find the information

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Old 06-28-2004, 01:06 AM   #2
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the windoze installtion disk should be bootable, just install it like usual. follow the incredibly easy to use prompts, never know what goes on behind the scenes, and after 4 or 5 crashes, it should install.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 01:26 AM   #3
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Your machine's BIOS isn't tied to your operating system. To access your BIOS settings, you usually have to press a certain key combination when your computer first turns on. Sometimes there is a message at the bottom of the screen saying something like "Press F10 to enter setup". That's how you access you BIOS. The key combination varies greatly. If you don't see it on your initial boot up/memory test screen, then you'll need to pull out your motherboard manual or visit the motherboard's website to find out. If you've got a brand name PC that only displays a logo (like Compaq), then you'll need to visit the company's website to find the information

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Old 06-28-2004, 01:52 AM   #4
d_kote23
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Hi shannynegans,

I don;t know which Windows you wanna install back,
I you wanna install back Windows XP and your CDROM
drive is bootable one, I think, there;s no problem, cos
Windows XP will be booted, and you can delete all
partition and create new partition for windows, just
follow the installer.
If you wanna install back Windows 98, my recommandation
is, you better create bootable floppy disk, and use it
for installer, then use fdisk command to delete Linux
partion and create new partition.
You can find setup bootable floppu disk(s) on MS page.
or just create by yourself.
Hope this help.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 02:06 AM   #5
shannynegans
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Your machine's BIOS isn't tied to your operating system. To access your BIOS settings, you usually have to press a certain key combination when your computer first turns on. Sometimes there is a message at the bottom of the screen saying something like "Press F10 to enter setup". That's how you access you BIOS. The key combination varies greatly. If you don't see it on your initial boot up/memory test screen, then you'll need to pull out your motherboard manual or visit the motherboard's website to find out. If you've got a brand name PC that only displays a logo (like Compaq), then you'll need to visit the company's website to find the information

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Old 06-28-2004, 02:27 AM   #6
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Your machine's BIOS isn't tied to your operating system. To access your BIOS settings, you usually have to press a certain key combination when your computer first turns on. Sometimes there is a message at the bottom of the screen saying something like "Press F10 to enter setup". That's how you access you BIOS. The key combination varies greatly. If you don't see it on your initial boot up/memory test screen, then you'll need to pull out your motherboard manual or visit the motherboard's website to find out. If you've got a brand name PC that only displays a logo (like Compaq), then you'll need to visit the company's website to find the information

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Old 06-28-2004, 03:25 AM   #7
chii-chan
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Did you check the drive booting order in BIOS? Make sure the cd-rom comes first the the harddrive.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 11:00 PM   #8
shannynegans
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Your machine's BIOS isn't tied to your operating system. To access your BIOS settings, you usually have to press a certain key combination when your computer first turns on. Sometimes there is a message at the bottom of the screen saying something like "Press F10 to enter setup". That's how you access you BIOS. The key combination varies greatly. If you don't see it on your initial boot up/memory test screen, then you'll need to pull out your motherboard manual or visit the motherboard's website to find out. If you've got a brand name PC that only displays a logo (like Compaq), then you'll need to visit the company's website to find the information

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Old 06-28-2004, 11:48 PM   #9
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The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is the computers main instructions. When you boot, it should say something similar to the effect of 'Press ESC to enter setup'
Press ESC, or whatever key combination you're instructed to use, and look for 'Boot order'
make sure CD-ROM comes before Primary Master
 
  


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