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Old 06-15-2008, 12:23 PM   #16
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I'm not really sure what model it is I got it from a web site called all i really know is it has three hard drives one of which has windows installed the second has a failed Ubuntu installation and the third somehow has been uninstalled and I just need to know how to load the one with windows and make it load every time i boot and also it says I don't have bios installed
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OK. What's the first thing you see when you fire it up,
what does the machine identify itself as? Is there any
mention of special keys you can press to perform tasks
before it goes on booting the OS?
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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


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