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I installed Ubuntu on an extra machine that I have, and it did nothing for me. Now I'm trying to go back to Vista and the Vista install is telling me it can't format the HD. I don't have a Floppy disk drive to put into the computer to format the HD. Is there anything else I can do to go back to windows?
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Did you delete the partition, or just try to format what was already there?

EDIT:
Please stay on topic, I have just had to delete three posts about linux. The question is about how to re-install windows.
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i think its his bussiness why he didnt like linux, or why he dosnt like windows or anything like that. his problem is how can he get windows and thats what we should help him with.

ok you can make a bootable cd..oh wait hmm you dont have an os. if you can somehow get to another pc you can make a bootable cd and from there you have to make sure your primary optical drive boots first before anything else.

EDIT: i dont exactley know were to get a program to make a bootable cd, but you can also make a thumb drive a bottable thingie...
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does the Vista cd have a "recovery" option that would allow you to get to the command promtp? i know XP cds do

Sorry for my last post about linux. it was just a question.
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Did you delete the partition, or just try to format what was already there?
DOH! Sometimes the easiest things slip your mind.. I was trying to format instead of delete. Thanks
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