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To install XP by removing Linux cannot boot from XP bootable

I want to boot my cousins computer provided by the assam govt for achiving good result in hsslc exam , the system is with linux windiw but i decided to install xp by booting with the bootable xp cd with me but unable to boot?

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Make sure it is booting from the cd/dvd drive not the hard drive first

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I am guessing that your GRUB menu had both entries for Windows and Linux, and you would select the OS you wanted to boot from when GRUB came up.

Unfortunately, when you removed the Linux partitions you also removed the GRUB configuration files that specified where the Windows Partition is. I looked up "active kill" and I can assume there is no way anything will be revered from the Linux Partitions.

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http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/recovery_console_overview.mspx


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