Ok, I had a dual core AMD Acer computer with xp media centre on it, The hard drive was pre-partitioned in two 60 gig chunks. I took the opertunity to play around with linux and ubuntu was the one i went for (seemed easiest). I Installed t and played a bit. Couldn't get my usb wireless thing to work thus it had no net access and i stopped using it.
Now I've built myself a new computer and it's all good, running fista :S but its going ok atm. My old computer has gone to be the family computer as the other family one needs a fresh install of the OS which can't be done due to special circumstances...
so they now have my old comp but it still had ubuntu on. I couldn't get in ubuntu as i didn't know my username or pass... but it was going to the grub 1.5 everytime and if u left it it would default on ubuntu. (I did make some backups for my comp when i first got it, i tried using them but after 91% it was asking for disc 2... i don't have a dsic 2,) however i managed to reinstall windows somehow (via grub.. )
I used Gparted or summit to go in and re-format the partiton making it NTFS(or summit) and deleting ubuntu (thats what i thought formatting would do...). However now i have a problem. It still goes to grub 1.5 however now it comes up with the error 17 message and hangs! What can i do?
Yeah I hope that makes sense, I thought it was best to tell you everything!