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Linux Boots. Windows Xp does not boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by svini, Jun 19, 2006.

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  1. svini

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    Hi, I have a very wierd problem. I have Fedora Core 3 and Windows XP installed on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. For some reason, XP crashed, and would not restart. I got the screen saying that my system config file has got corrupted and that it needs the recovery disc. I inserted the disc, and it just hung after giving the message "windows is now checking your system hardware cofiguration". Windows xp setup cd would not boot, but the driver cd and the bios upgrade, and linux cds boot just fine. I used the Knoppix live cd and backed up all my documents on the windows partition on my fedora partition, and then reformatted my windows ntfs partition to fat32. I tried booting with the Windows xp setup again, and it hangs just like before. I have no clue about what to do next, and I seem to have run out of options. Heeeeelp!! - Svini :confused:
     
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