Fedora Install Prevents Windows XP Reinstall


I decided to take my nice desktop that was sitting on the floor doing nothing and remove Fedora and reinstall my $150 license of Windows XP OEM that was also sitting around rotting. I stuck the XP CD in the drive and after the notice stating that setup was inspecting my computer the screen went blank. After a few retries I popped the case and reseated some of the connections. Again, no luck. I searched Google and confirmed by suspiscion that it had to do with the Fedora partitions. I found a copy of MaxBlast in one of my CD wallets and formatted and repartitioned the drive. On the next attempt it went into the Windows XP setup screen. I thought it was very typical of Windows XP to not bother spitting out an error message to let me know why it was freaking out.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.