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  1. #1
    Just Joined! emmabugg's Avatar
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    May 2005
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    ive really done it this time

    i try to install windows back on my computer...all the computer does is hang and be a dubm piece of junk.
    i know when i put fedora on here i like used both hard i wonder if that has something to do with it?

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    Linux Engineer psic's Avatar
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    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    It's just your computer's way of telling you that it doesn't like windows. You should obey it
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    This happened to me too at one point. Windows does not like linux partitions for some reason. I got it to work by wiping the disk with zeros then trying to install windows.

    boot up with the first fedora core cd, and enter linux rescue at the prompt. when it asks if you want to search for an existing installation of fedora, choose skip. at the shell prompt, enter the following:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdX
    where X is the letter of the harddrive you want to wipe, a, b, c, etc.
    once the command finishes, you will have a fresh drive.
    note that this will destroy any and all data on the drive so be sure to make a backup before hand.

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    You said you wanted to install Windows again
    Do you have a unformatted partition ready for it to go into at the beginning of the drive.
    It is not necessary to do a low-level format on any partition.
    Don't forget that after reinstalling Windows, you will need to reinstall Grub.
    If you want to learn more about linux take a linux journey
    Use CODE tags when posting output of commands. Thank you.

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    Linux User GNU_man's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    Canada, eh
    if it hangs it could be corrupted MBR. A simple HD utility may solve the problem. Even
    fdisk /mbr
    That happens a lot when installing different O/S's. They all have different policies regarding bootloaders/bootsectors.

    Don't worry, it's not hard to fix
    PTL x10 Hallelujah!
    AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 512MB RAM Dual 80G WD HD 8MB Cache (1 WinXP Home, 1 CentOS 4.2) GeForce Ti4200 128MB SB Live! 5.1
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