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Can not install WindowsXP after uninstalling Fedora Core Test 3

  1. Jul 14, 2004 #1
    I used to installing dual boot system of Windows ME and XP.
    After uninstalling Fedora, I can only install Windows ME/98, but can not install XP, after reboot, the system prompts me "No Operationg System".

    Fedora had done something on my hard drive, I used windows recovery console to FIXBOOT and FIXMBR, but the problem still unsolved.

    Anyone can help me to bring my hard drive back to original condition ?
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  3. Jul 15, 2004 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Have you used your two free incidents per MS purchase with Microsoft? I had a similar serious problem a while back with Partition Magic - I lost all three operating systems. After Partition Magic Tech support gave up, I spent about a full day on the phone with MS tech support; no charge. It was applied to my original purchases of XP and Win2000.
  4. Jul 15, 2004 #3
    what can you help me to solve this problem?
  5. Jul 15, 2004 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    I'm definitely not the best choice. If no one else can help here I may be able to offer a few suggestions.

    If you have a valid copy of XP you should be able to get support through Microsoft.
  6. Jul 15, 2004 #5
    ME is one of the only OSes that do not allow you to install XP dually.

    This isn't a progressive post, but I'm pretty sure it's impossibly unless you deleted ME from your system.
  7. Jul 15, 2004 #6
    No, I installed ME and XP together before, no problem.
    No I need help to restore my HDD back to original factory setting.
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  9. Jul 15, 2004 #8
    My way of sorting out the MBR mess:

    boot from Fedora Core 1 (not 2) boot CD into linux rescue mode

    chroot /mnt/sysimage

    sfdisk -d /dev/hda | sfdisk --no-reread -H255 /dev/hda


    boot from Fedora Core 1 boot CD again

    chroot /mnt/sysimage


  10. Jul 16, 2004 #9
    No problem now after I used maxtor's program to fix it.
  11. Jul 17, 2004 #10


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    I would have typed this in dos:

    fdisk /mbr
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