uninstalling ubuntu then reinstalling windows XP

Asked by dave on 2007-10-22

Ok i installed Ubuntu but I accidentally Guided Partitioned it which erased Windows XP, I want to uninstall Ubuntu then reinstall Windows XP, I have a Windows XP installation CD with me but when i try to complete the setup it says there is no Hard Disk for it to install on. How can i uninstall Ubuntu?

Right now i have Ubuntu 7.10 and I am trying to install Windows XP Home Edition which I have on a disk Please Post any Solutions. Thankyou in advance.

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Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #1

Make sure the hard drive is plugged in all the way. The hard disk couldn't possibly be physically missing due to installing Ubuntu. If it's an XP SP1 or no-SP disk and you have a SATA hard drive, it won't recognize the hard drive. You would then need a floppy disk with the SATA drivers in order to load XP onto the drive.

Gord Allott (gordallott) said : #2

windows is fairly rubbish when it comes to dealing with any other opperating systems, you will generally have to either use an ubuntu live-cd to shrink the ubuntu partition (so you can fit windows xp on) and then install windows xp. or use a live-cd to format the entire drive. install windows then install ubuntu.

if you take the former option you'll need to follow this guide as windows destroys some information needed to dual-boot ubuntu and windows:

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