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Old 07-23-2008, 02:26 AM   #1
Brian H
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uninstall ubuntu problems

OK, I want to uninstall ubuntu and put WinXP on my computer (I want to run ubuntu as a virtual machine, so don't condemn me yet). I put the WinXP disk in and start the computer as normal. When I get to "press any key to boot from CD" I hit the space bar, which then leads to about a 1/4 second flash of some command line on the top of the screen (I think it says something like "checking drives" but I could be wrong, I only have 1/4 second to read the line.) After that the screen goes blank and the computer does absolutely nothing. It stays on a blank screen forever (or at least for an hour, then I just manually shut it off). It will still boot ubuntu just fine. How do I get Windows back?
Old 07-23-2008, 02:42 AM   #2
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I had the same problem a couple of times when I have used an old Linux drive and tried to install Win XP. It seems to hang the Win XP startup disk operations I have no answer why.

Download from the makers of your drive the drive installation/setup software (Disk Manager) and boot the PC on that disk, Partition the drive the way you wish it for Win XP then reboot on the Win XP CD it should all work OK

HTH Dave


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