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Will a whole new windows 7 O.S. disk override or erase that horrible ubuntu system?

All i have is an unresponsive black login screen that won't open. i just want that useless ubuntu mess gone for good. step by step instuctions would be VERY helpfull. please help. m.h.

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Once you start installing Windows 7 from your disc, you will be able to erase Ubuntu simultaneously. To know how it works, you can refer to the following link:
http://www.wikihow.com/Erase-Ubuntu

The following link can be helpful while installing Windows 7:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/installing-reinstalling-windows#1TC=windows-7

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Yes, when you re-install whatever OS you choose, it will give you the option to wipe the entire hard drive.

However I don't feel that Ubuntu is a horrible system. Most likely it's either just an older version, or was installed wrong.

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This error message is often the result of corruption on your hard disk. Quite likely including the MBR.

This could indicate your hard disk is failing or just that there was a glitch in your system that caused your MBR to be over-written or corrupted. In any event, w/ an error like this, you're going to need to ...
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HOW TO FIX YOUR DV6000/DV9000/DV2000/tx1000/tx2000
All the Problems described are Graphics Related..

Faulty Nvidia Chip..Both Intel And AMD Based Motherboards..Though More Common on the AMD..
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HP DV6000/DV2000/DV9000 Compaq v2000 Video Chip Reflow Instructions
First Step Is Complete Disassembly Of All Parts And Components..
Remove RAM, Remove CPU, Of Course Remove Heatsink and Fan assembly.
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Try this
1. Boot using your winxp cd.
2. Enter recovery console.
3. at the command prompt go to
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4. next type:
copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe
5. exit and reboot normally. You should now be able to logon. But you're not done yet!
6. run regedit
7. find the Userinit key in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrentVersionWinlogon
8. modify the entry:
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