Installer Rebooting

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laxatives

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Just switched back from ubuntu and wanted to install windows. I couldn't find my original CD so a guy from my dad's work gave him a Dell Reinstallation CD for XP Pro SP2 (I have an HP, does that matter?). I booted off the CD, deleted my old partition and formatted a new one for XP. After about 2 minutes in the blue installation menu, the comp reboots/shuts down. Any ideas?
 
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Do you know that ubuntu will be gone after you install XP? I have got the same prob. But I have XP,ubuntu. The comp boots into ubuntu normally but not XP. It reboots every time i try to log onto XP.
 

laxatives

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If I can't use the Dell CD then I guess there isn't really a fix to this problem; I guess I'll just hva eot buy a new CD

Yes, I completely erased the partition containing Linux. I don't plan on using it again, though I currently am running off the ubuntu cd to post this reply
 

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Shankey, an easy way to fix it, re-install Ubuntu to the same partition it's on now.
Since XP is already there the Ubuntu boot manager (GRUB) will automatically give you the choice to boot XP or Ubuntu.
 
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