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Old 11-22-2005, 01:29 PM   #1
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Uninstall Linux


a guy installed Linux on my friends computer... she does not know how to use Linux and I have no experience with the system... she wants windows back... but the cd rom doe not appear... the floppy disk drive doe not appear... How do I get rid of this thing and put windows back? HELP....
 
Old 11-22-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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Insert a Windows Setup CD, and reboot.

Format the drive, and install Windows.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 01:53 PM   #3
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Sue the guy if you ever find it.
The computer is useless now. Only Windows can make a computer work, everybody knows this
 
Old 11-22-2005, 01:53 PM   #4
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I tried that... when I reboot it does the system check.. but goes straight to the log on dialog box... is there a safe mode or something to that effect in LINUX? I do know that when I go to MY Computer on the desk top... there is no CD-ROM present... does that mean the op system is not recognizing the hard ware?? I just want this thing off....
 
Old 11-22-2005, 02:18 PM   #5
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You should look in your BIOS when booting and turn on to boot from CD. Probably this option is just turned off. Then boot with the Windows CD.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 02:19 PM   #6
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Check that the bios is set to boot from CD before hard disk.

Alternatively you could learn to use it.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 02:20 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by alnav89
I tried that... when I reboot it does the system check.. but goes straight to the log on dialog box... is there a safe mode or something to that effect in LINUX? I do know that when I go to MY Computer on the desk top... there is no CD-ROM present... does that mean the op system is not recognizing the hard ware?? I just want this thing off....
You're letting your emotions run away with you, friend, and that won't help too much in solving a technical problem.

It may well be that you have a hardware malfunction: if the CD-ROM is not visible, and if a disc inserted into it is not booted .. on some machines you must hold-down "C" on the keyboard .. then it could well be that the drive has failed. A trip to the repair-shop may be in order.

After that, however, you want to get back to what you know and love .. but without losing any more than you have to, and here is where an emotional, "Get it off! Get it off!" response will not work in your favor. You need to be able to see exactly what the partitions are on the drive right now, and what's on them, and particularly, whether or not Windows is still there someplace. Maybe the same repair-shop person can help you there once again. I'm serious. $50 for an hour's labor might be worth it, if it avoids a long frigid evening with your girlfriend.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 04:32 PM   #8
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emotional? LOL... you aint seen emotional... but, I found the answer myself... right now... window is being installed... thanx everyone for their input... and Komakino that means thanks in teletype to other operators... LOL.. thanx, but no thanx for the englesh (spelled that way on purpose... so dont try to give another lesson.. not wanted) lesson.
 
  


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