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So Fedora is nice and all, but I want my XP back.

So I figured, 'Easy, I'll just pop in the XP disk format the HDD and have a fresh windows installed.' I was wrong.

I put in the CD Power up, when I'm asked to press anykey to boot from CD I do so and I'm quickly rewarded with a blank screen.

What do I do now? X_x
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post #2 of 13
Shouldn't be a fedora issue Check All your ide cables unplug and plug everything back in. And make sure the cd is clean.
    
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I thought you had to load Window first than a Linux distro, not the other way around.
    
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Multiple CD's all work on diffrent computers, the actul machine should be fine it runs fedora fine and recognises the CD in fedora..
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post #5 of 13
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Quote:
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I thought you had to load Window first than a Linux distro, not the other way around.
Trying to replace fedora, not multiboot.

-Currently only Fedora 6 installed.
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post #6 of 13
Try whatever You can, So It dosn't even show the Blue Install screen.
    
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post #7 of 13
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No, I see inspecting system briefly then the screen turns black.

Monitor isn't saying 'no input' so I don't really know, never had this problem before..
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post #8 of 13
Hmm take out ur ati Card And put it back in and make sure it's being powered currectly.

This is very wierd If worse comes to worse Get a Dvd drive cleaner.
    
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post #9 of 13
Get the HDD makers utility and do a format, then do a "FULL" format when you load XP.
Links in my FAQ for the utility.
    
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post #10 of 13
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I've tried a diffrent CD drive with no luck, might take the card out and use the onboard see what happens. Totaly confused by this. X_x

If I use a live CD can I total format the HDD to NTFS?
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