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  1. heylookbjsgay

    heylookbjsgay Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    Recently I have messed up my computer pretty badly.
    I tried dual booting another OS, now when I try to start windows, I get an error: Winload.exe could not open.
    I have a recovery partition on this computer, but also fails to load with a black screen.
    I have a CD with XP on it but it fails to load cause it can't find C:/

    Is there anyway i can completely format my hard drive without loading an OS?
    I really need help, so it would be appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Laptops have a special MBR and partitions that only the manufacturer uses. Normal tools won't work. You probably created a normal partition and MBR by installing the other OS. You will probably need to start from scratch.

    If a Dell, there is a slim possibility:

    Dell MBR (F11) Repair
     
  3. heylookbjsgay

    heylookbjsgay Thread Starter

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    It's an HP/Compaq.

    :\\
     
  4. Elvandil

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    They also use specialized partitions. Use your recovery CD's to reinstall.
     
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