to remove redhat and reinstall xp?

April 14, 2011 at 19:25:33
Specs: windows xp,redhat, 2gb ram
I tried to uninstall Linux and
reinstall Win XP but was
unsuccessful. Below is a step-by-
step description of what I did
and what happened:
1. Changed BIOS settings to
boot-up first from CD-ROM drive
2. Put Win XP CD into CD-ROM
drive
3. Restarted PC
4. Display shows "Press any key
to boot up from CD drive"
5. Pressed a key
6. Display shows "Inspecting
your file configuration" (or
something to that effect)
7. Display goes black
immediately after that. (CD-ROM
light was off. However, PC's
light was on but was not
blinking. The PC/display
remained in this state even
though I waited for more than 1
hour.)
8. I finally gave up and did a
forced shutdown of the PC by
keeping the on/off button
pressed for a few seconds.
I don't think my Win XP CD was
defective.I searched this forum
and found that some other
people have raised this problem
some time ago but there seemed
to be no conclusive solution.
What I need is a step-by-step
guide on what I should do. i
have also seen a similar problem
in which it is asked to type
"dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda
bs=512 count=1"
when i did this in terminal,it showed "1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 3.2488e-05 seconds, 15.8 MB/s" then i reboot the system and tried wid booting xp cd.. Yet too it happened same as explained in above steps.. I am new to linux and
dont know what to do please
help me

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#1
April 15, 2011 at 00:05:07
If this is the same computer with this previous problem

http://www.computing.net/answers/li...

It is time to bite the bullet and do a fresh install. If you want to save the data get a new drive. A little money will save you much time.
What is the active partition?


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#2
April 16, 2011 at 11:34:20
thanks a lot all friends.... Without loosing any data, got solved d problem wid d use of partition magic cd... Thanks a lot..
aeromr.arun@gmail.com

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