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    Help!!!


    I feel stupid....

    I dual booted Linux and Windows XP for a while, but linux was fine... until i ran out of space on my windows partition, so i deleted the Linux ones...

    Now when my computer starts, it goes thru Bios, then:

    L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 (cont.)

    and then stays like that..... How can i remove the old boot loader.. or something like that, so that I can use my computer!!!

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    So you removed Linux, and now you just want Windows, is that correct?

    If so, boot up with your Windows cd, type "R" for repair when you see the prompt.
    Then when you et to a command-line, type "FIXMBR".
    That will erase LiLo.

    If you want Linux back, you will need the rescue cd, if you made one.
    If not, go to www.bootdisk.com they have all of the boot disks you need.
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    hmmm

    didnt work... when i put in my windows CD( its actually like symmatec ghost or something that i have, but it puts windows on the comp) It says:

    1: Restore windows XP
    2: Command Prompt from CD-ROM

    i hit 2, and then it says A:\

    i type in R.... command not found.... ??? FIXMBR no work either???

    anything else i can try???

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    That is not a Windows cd.
    It is a restore disk, one of the most vile things ever put out.
    I used to have one when I had an Emachine. Vile computer.
    Go to www.bootdisk.com and download the Win98 SE boot disk.
    If you don't have a floppy on this machine, they have directions for putting it on a cd.
    Or you can go to www.ubcd.com dl the iso and burn it just like you would a linux distro.
    Then you can use that to fix the MBR.
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    I feel stupid....

    I dual booted Linux and Windows XP for a while, but linux was fine... until i ran out of space on my windows partition, so i deleted the Linux ones...
    You deleted the wrong ones. You should feel stupid!

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