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Hi, This is my first time installing linux. I install Fedora Core 6 on my 40gb HDD I choose Remove all partition when installing. The installation was successful After that ...
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    Can't Boot To Windows XP


    Hi,

    This is my first time installing linux.

    I install Fedora Core 6 on my 40gb HDD

    I choose Remove all partition when installing. The installation was successful

    After that I'm thinking to switch back to my Windows XP and I put in the Windows XP CD and try to boot from the CD but it comes up black screen.

    It goes like this...
    Press any key to boot from CD... and I press <enter>
    after that..
    Setup is initialising....................

    and after this its black screen nothing come up.

    Can anyone please help me how to fix this

    Thanks

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    The problem is likely either the cd or hardware-- one of them has changed for the worse since you first installed windows. If you have access to another machine, try booting the cd and see if it makes it further (although don't actually go through with the install), that way at least you can narrow down the problem some.

    goodluck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonharts
    It goes like this...
    Press any key to boot from CD... and I press <enter>
    after that..
    Setup is initialising....................
    in most cases, Windows Installation CDs doesn't work after Linux install. you have to remove GRUB from MBR first.
    boot up from Windows 98 Bootable Floppy and execute this
    Code:
    A:\> fdisk /mbr
    Windows Installation CD will work after executing that command. you can download Windows 98 bootable floppy from www.bootdisk.com





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    in most cases, Windows Installation CDs doesn't work after Linux install
    wow i didn't know that. i havn't had problem with windows xp install after installing linux but i don't doubt you.. i've only installed windows after once.

    let us know how it goes.

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