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Hi joe_shadowla, this means the Operating System has trouble finding the startup disk and the OS needs to be reinstalled. You need to have your OS X Install Disk equivalent to 10.5 or higher:
1) Insert the disk and wait for it to load to the Welcome screen
2) On the menu bar go to tools and click on Disk Utility
3) Click on your Hard Drive on the right and click on the Erase tab
4) Make sure it say (Mac OS X Extended-Journaled
5) Erase the Disk and Exit
6) Proceed with the installation and follow the onscreen instructions.
You simply can not uninstall an OS (operating system), you may have to Format the hard drive itself. If you are upgrading the OS to a version that uses NTFS, like windows xp or higher, a format is suggested. If you have a boot diskette, you can do it that way. If not you can create on using windows 98, but you will need an old floppy diskette and a drive to boot. If you have a newer OS on a CD, simply insert into the computer and follow the on-screen instructions. If you have a boot diskette(floppy), turn off your computer. Insert the disk and turn on the computer. Let it do its thing, once the diskette loads small programs, you will be able to format the HDD(hard drive). you will see something like this after its done loading...
type in format c: shown like this...
A message will pop up, saying: WARNING! ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK DRIVE C: WILL BE LOST! Proceed with fromat? (y/n)
If you are sure you want to erase everything, type in Y. The computer will now format (may take awhile) and will be ready for a new operating system!
Wont starup? is a generic question and have a million answers...
but, basic reason wont start can be:
1) Bad hard Drive, or is not setup for 34 bit access on BIOS.
3) do a redect HARD DRIVE on BIOS , and check the belt that connect the hard disk, and cable for power the hard disk.
other than this, reinstall the OS, or change de HARD DRIVE.
Because your disks are for reinstalling windows and programs only. It does not have any other features for you to use. What are you looking for? If you want to reinstall windows, simply put it into the computer, click restart when ready and when the startup comes again, it will say boot from cd press any key, hit enter. It should prompt you from there. Cheers.
Regarding on your problem, the main issue their is the booting problem of XP after you delete the fedora operating system. That's common problem especially when the computer are in dual boot OS then you delete the other OS. Now, the reason why it usually fall into this problem its just because the XP is your core OS then you install Linux Fedora inside in XP so whatever changes you have done in fedora particularly deleting Linux OS inside XP affects the overall performance of your XP and eventually if you delete the Fedora without proper unistallation process done by Linux OS then the Boot Loader of your XP will also corrupt or delete that's the main cause of boot failure in your XP OS. Now the best solution there is to repair your XP by inserting the XP CD Installer and boot the CD to repair your OS or you can reinstall the XP OS without formatting the storage to prevent the lost of your data that has not yet already copyed a back up.
Please do this recommendation to save and restore your XP.
Hard disk needs to be reformatted--start machine and press correct key when "setup" appears in first dialog. Remove hard drive in first screen, then reinstall. Restart computer, should now say: "operating system not found". You need original Microsoft OS disk to reformat drive and reinstall ME. All previous information on hard disk will be lost with this procedure. Recovery disk is used with original OS before Ubuntu. If you don't have original MS disk, suggest going to XP.
sorry. but no way to know because each time an OS is install. The drive gets formatted. All the previous information usually is gone. Even by chance they did a quick format and some information in retained on the drive. you will need someone professional to retrieve it and still maybe can only retrieve 10% of the previous information.
once you format your sytems means, you deleted whole OS so you need to reinstall fresh OS on it.
you supposed to have a recovery disk (it comes alongwith laptop while buying it)
but it depends on what basic OS was there when you bought your Laptop if there was XP then you got XP OS recovery disk if there was vista then you have Vista recovery disk.
if you don't have recovery disk then you need to get new Vista disk from market to install back vista in your laptop.