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From: Tammy Davis
Subject: Help
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 16:31:34 -0400

I have a compaq computer that I recently inherited.  I believe it came w/ 
Linux on it and the previous user also installed WindowsME.

Every time I booted, I would have to go through the process of typing in at 
the GRUB prompt:
hide (hd 0,1)
unhide (hd0,0)
rootnoverify (hd 0,0)
chainloader +1

Then, windows would boot and everything is fine.  UNTIL the other day when 
I was using the computer in WindowsME, it locked up as I was printing a 
rather large document.  When I rebooted, the COMPAQ logo came up and then a 
black screen with the words "stage1".  There is no cursor.

So, I took matters into my own hands, and decided to use the emergency 
rescue disk, and yes, I do know that it wipes out everything.  But, before 
I did it, I found a way to get to DOS on the C:/ and mananged to save some 
things on diskette.

To be honest with you, I have no use for Linux or GRUB or whatever that 
stuff is.  All I need is my Windows.

But, after I go through the motions of using the Rescue Disk, it tells me 
to reboot and then again, I get the stage1 on the screen.  When I'm able to 
get to DOS and I type in C:/winstart...there's a blank screen and it locks 

I tried to put my Windows CD in the drive and it tells me it can't read 
that device.
Abort, Retry, Fail.

Where do I go from here?  How can I just wipe out everything and start all 
over w/ just installing Windows again?  This GRUB stuff gets on my nerves! 
I'd like to get rid of Linux and GRUB forever!  Please help me, I'm 
desperate for use of my computer at home.

T Davis
Charleston, SC

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