Uninstalling Ubunta

By 81020xegw
May 6, 2006
  1. I have installed Ubunta linux on my laptop which after serveral weeks I decided that it was not for me . I tried installing XP again but every time it tries to install I get BSOD stating that windows has encountered an error and must shut down . I have tried formatting the harddrive following instructions from the MS site but I keep getting the same BSOD .

    I can re-install ubunta with no problems , but I really want XP back .

    Any help would be appreciated as I am now becoming desperate .
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    So you don't want to keep anything on the hard drive?

    Windows is not so good at working with non-Windows partition tables..

    In Linux, write zeroes to the beginning of the hard drive to make the partition table go away (you can use the rescue mode (or whetever it is called) on the Ubuntu install CD). Do something like "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=1024 count=1024"

    Or just get DBAN from dban.sf.net and let it run up to 1%
  3. 81020xegw

    81020xegw TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Many thanks

    Unfortuntley I let the deban run fully , but when I try to install xp I still get the same BSOD .

    Any further suggestions ?
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