Linux Help

By sdpeavey
Jun 2, 2009
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  1. just bought a laptop from someone and it has linux on it. If left alone, the computer boots up and starts "back track".

    I am trying to install XP on the laptop and take off linux. I can not get the XP disk to run on start up. I have changed the boot order to cd. The disk starts up and then does nothing. Any ideas? Someone suggested deleting data in the mbr file. I cant get to that file. I have also tried the delpart.exe from ".microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/reskit/nt31/i386/reskit.exe"

    this does not run either.

    ANY IDEAS??? Please help. Thank you
  2. This is not a Linux issue, see your other thread and try not to double post.
  3. sdpeavey

    sdpeavey Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thanks for the tip but i need help.
  4. tragicallyhip

    tragicallyhip TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 104   +9

    Are you attempting a dual boot ? if not a clean install of xp is recommended, wipe all hdd partitions with G-parted (download and burn to disc) .Then do your clean install.
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