Originally Posted by Rob6653
It goes to a screen that asks me if I want to start the recovery and when I choose yes my computer starts makeing a beeping noise over and over again.
YOU DONT WANT TO START RECOVERY! Im guessing you have a HP or Compaq...
When you start your computer the very first screen within 5seconds of turning it on you need to hit the F10 key I think, that gives you a menu, you need to change the boot order to CD-ROM and then HardDrive (or similar)
Then boot your XP Cd-rom, when that loads choose "r" for rescue or recovery mode (can't quiet remember) then that loads choose which partition you want to rescue, usually press 1, enter you windows admin password, then type "fixboot" (without quotes), then "fixmbr" (without quotes) and then type "exit" (without quotes), take out XP disc, computer should put to windows.
Then try install linux again