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HI all, I have installed Window XP on my PC, after that I installed Linux as well. Now windows has encountered some problem because of it windows is not booting. ...
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    windows setup not running from CD-ROM with Linux already present


    HI all,

    I have installed Window XP on my PC, after that I installed Linux as well. Now windows has encountered some problem because of it windows is not booting.
    I tried to install windows again by using CD-ROM with linux already present ( Linux booting normallly), but setup is not running from CD ROM.
    I am using GRUB as boot loader. Linux installed is Fedora Core 5.

    An early response will be highley appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    you have remove GRUB first. you can install GRUB again after windows installation.
    boot up from Windows 98 bootbale floppy and execute command
    Code:
    fdisk /mbr
    you can download windows 98 bootbale floppy from www.bootdisk.com




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    thanks for reply

    Thanks for ur reply...
    How could i un-install GRUB? It will be nice if you can give a hint...
    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    you have remove GRUB first. you can install GRUB again after windows installation.
    boot up from Windows 98 bootbale floppy and execute command
    Code:
    fdisk /mbr
    you can download windows 98 bootbale floppy from www.bootdisk.com




    casper

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    fdisk /mbr will remove/uninstall GRUB and you will be able to install windows.




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    thnx

    thnx buddy for the valuable guidance...


    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    fdisk /mbr will remove/uninstall GRUB and you will be able to install windows.




    casper

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    you are welcome kkumar !
    after windows installation, boot up from FC5 and the execute this code at boot: prompt to re-install GRUB...
    Code:
    linux rescue
    chroot /mnt/sysimage
    grub-install /dev/hda
    press Ctrl+D two times.



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    Thanks a lot again!!!

    QUOTE=devils_casper]you are welcome kkumar !
    after windows installation, boot up from FC5 and the execute this code at boot: prompt to re-install GRUB...
    Code:
    linux rescue
    chroot /mnt/sysimage
    grub-install /dev/hda
    press Ctrl+D two times.



    casper[/QUOTE]

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