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I am new to Linux and I tryed to load it onto one of my hard drives but when I tryed to reboot my pc it said no operating system found. so stupidly I tryed to uninstall the hard drive so it would load windows but now i'm getting a GRUB error message is there any way i can boot linux with the cd and tell it to boot the hard drive with windows on it?
When your computer boots, you get a screen (usually black with white print) and if you watch you will see at the bottom a message saying something like 'press Delete key to enter setup'. It may not be Delete, it could be F2 or any of a number of other keys. Hit the key and you should go into the BIOS and there look for a way to set boot priority, CDRom first. That way you can boot from your XP CD.
When I say "on your bios" I mean that you need to reboot your computer, in the first screen should say anything like "press Del to enter setup" or "press F10/F12 to enter setup" it depends on your computer vendor.
Look in to the section boot options or something like that.
Firstly: I took the liberty to rename your thread to give
it a title that carries some meaning. "I need help" really
means nothing; pretty much everyone posting here (apart from
the odd news post and the not so infrequent spammer) needs
help with something - that's why they're posting. So that
title isn't much good.
Secondly: instead of poking about blindly - why don't you
tell us what make and model your computer is? That way you
may get some more targeted support.