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  1. #1
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    Jun 2005
    Charlotte, NC

    Switching Back >.< Help!

    Ok, so I've decided to return to Windows. The problem is, my boot disc doesn't work. I can run setup.exe off the disc with Wine, but it doesnt work well and crashed. When I try to boot from the disc, I get the basic "Press any key to boot from disc...' I do what it tells me and I see "Setup is inspecting your hardware configuration..." for about a second, and then the screen goes black, and I've waited for hours (literally) and it hasn't done anything. I bought a SkipDoctor and resurfaced the disc, but still no dice.

    Is there any way that my Linux distro (Fedora Core 3) could be preventing Windows from doing anything to my computer?

    I'm prepared to pay 170 dollars for a new copy of Windows, but I'd hate to dish out all that cash and find out that it only does the same thing as my boot disc. My boot disc, by the way, is the original one that came with the software packages that were packaged in with my computer. When I still had windows, I used it to reformat many times, and it worked fine.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    I don't think Linux did anything to your computer.
    But, you could try booting with your XP boot disk, hit "R" for repair.
    When you get to a prompt, type FIXMBR.

    Then try reinstalling XP
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