So heres how i messed up my computer this time,
As of last week i had windows xp on one hard drive,
and ubuntu on the second hard drive so i had grub,
and i had just downloaded windows 2000 with limewire ((a very daunting task on dial up....14days 6 hours)) and i wanted to delete ubuntu completely and install windows 2000 over it.
Well, i burned windows 2000 on a cd-rw...that will mean something later.
I deleted ubuntu ((yeah and grub)), then i started the windows 2000 setup,
and it went through the first portion of the setup then at asked me to restart my computer and boot from the hard drive to resume the setup.
Well having no grub,
the next time i booted,
Ive viewed other topics,
So i tried the windows xp operating system restore disk,
ran recovery console,
but when it said to enter administrative password is where i got stuck.
I thought that it was the password to log on and stuff,
but apparently not.
I tried making an mdos start up disk,
when i typed in fdisk /mbr,
it said path not valid.
So now im left with the 'oh sh*t' feeling,
but bottom line,
i want to delete ubuntu and install windows 2000 on that hard drive.
and i burned the windows 2000 iso to a cd-rw,
and the first time i put it in the drive it booted fine,
but the second or third time it did not boot,
and when i put it in the cd drive on another computer i get something like "E is not accessable." retry or cancel,
when i put it in a drive under windows 98.
As if it had been erased........i have had that problem before.
I desperately need to get back into my xp............then i can at least install the other boot loader i downloaded,
then make another win2k cd.