techgeek.in's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2009
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bheemamahesh ..i do want to ask u one thing..have u ever made an image of your XP system?? I m asking this becoz "if u want to keep fedora and XP both in working condition then u can copy the system image to C:\(or root directory) mounted folder so that windows may come back again in working condition...
IF you had not made any image then dnt worry..try finding out "rescue disk" for Kaspersky or Bid defender. Rescue disks are live disks. It will surely bypass the GRUB. Once bypassed, scan your windows partition in search for viruses and after the process ends try booting up ur XP.
You are asking about GRUB? It is difficult to explain you in simple language. But i m giving u a link which is very useful:-
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub.html
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bheemamahesh's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2009
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Originally Posted by techgeek.in View Post
u can do one thing which i did once when i faced the same problem:-
1) boot with ur fedora DVD
2) format the fedora partition just to give it the assurance that u r going to do the fresh installation.
3) after formatting the partition to ext3 proceed to the new installation.
4)once the installation starts take out ur DVD quickly , reboot and quickly insert the XP CD.

voilla u r done...but u will lose the fedora...
ThanX 4 Replying 2 my Silly Queries

i have tried the above method but
after these steps
--> after formatting the partition to ext3 proceed to the new installation.
-->once installation starts take out ur DVD quickly ,reboot and quickly insert XP CD.
same problem raises for me

if i start the system normally without any disk it shows like dos with prompt Grub as follows
grub>
techgeek.in's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2009
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u just tell me ur XP cd is now booting or not??...if it boots then install the XP in C drive the MBR then become free of GRUB...
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u just tell me ur XP cd is now booting or not??...if it boots then install the XP in C drive the MBR then become free of GRUB...
Help me Out Please

At present i'm running with linux

after inserting my xp cd it asks for

"Press any key to boot from cd
No Emulation"

i pressed a key then it shows

a black screen with "one line message" at the top

then

a black screen appears

i'm ready to delete my linux also i wanna run my system with xp and linux with out losing data in D drive
pankaj.sea's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
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Backup ur D drive using Linux then delete ur all partition and make it RAW then use XP's disc to reinstall the windows
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Backup ur D drive using Linux then delete ur all partition and make it RAW then use XP's disc to reinstall the windows
i dont know how to delete all the partitions
techgeek.in's Avatar, Join Date: Dec 2009
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If nothng is helpng u out then take full nd final suggestn 4m me... Get a bootable partition magic..U get it 4m torren..Write the partitn magic image into a disc..Boot the software nd delete the xp nd linux partitions both..Create c: partitn again nd dnt bother about linux partion deleted because u cn handle that later on..Nw exit 4m partion magic nd boot 4m xp cd..I m damn sure u wl get ur xp cd working...
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