Mandake 10.1 Won't Uninstall
I have recently installed Mandrake Linux 10.1 and being an idiot I used the "Erase all data" (I think that is what the option is, I don't get it anymore) option and I can't uninstall Mandrake Linux to reinstall Windows XP Prof. SP2 so I can install all of my hardware again (My hardware CDs don't support Linux), I have tried using another hard drive as master, wouldn't work, swiping the drive manually with Fdisk and even using Slack Ware Linux using cfdisk, none of this works, I now have a "partition signature != 55AA" whatever that is suppose to mean. When I turn on my computer it is always searching for IDE drives and it always goes too that partition error, I have reinstalled Linux several times, but nothing works, installing Windows does absolutely nothing at all, I always get unknow file disk there is no disk in this drive, and the only answer I can even imagine working is buying a new hard drive, because for some reason never picks up, says nothing is attached to the Fastrak, and the BIOS are not installed.
you have to reset the master boot record
I had this problem once.... and i booted with a floppy disk.... with DOS and run a command for reseting the master boot record i belive it was fdisk /mbr,
anyways I think it's worth to check it out.
before trying this read a little about what fdisk /mbr does.
Hope this was usefull