Windows Crashed

blueheronOctober 1, 2011

I have a HP desktop computer and I had Windows XP as the operating system.

The computer was becoming extremely slow, so I contacted a tech who advised installing Linux and still keeping Windows on the system. Linux runs much faster.

Well, he did install Linux and it does run much faster but unfortunately when he installed it, Windows crashed and he couldn't recover it.

Is there any reason why I can't install Windows again? Or will it conflict with Linux?

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zep516

Sounds like what the tech did is accidentally delete the windows partition when he / she installed Linux very easy to do. Or he broke the Master Boot record. You can install windows again on a separate partition and still keep Linux.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2011 at 3:47PM
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zep516

How to dual boot Linux and Windows XP (Linux installed first) -- the step-by-step guide with screenshots

see link

Here is a link that might be useful: dual boot Linux and Windows XP

    Bookmark   October 1, 2011 at 3:53PM
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blueheron

Thank you for your help. I will check with the computer tech before trying this myself.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 6:36PM
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owbist

What happened to the recovery CDs that might have come with the computer and what happened to the recovery partition?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 9:09PM
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