Friday, January 6, 2012

Windows XP, 7 install cds hangup

I ran into a problem of corrupted partition table when I deleted one of the logical drives on my laptop. I tried to install windows XP and Windows 7 but both cds just froze in the initial setup itself. Having had no clue I tried searching around and found a solution hidden in midst of lot of information. Here is a thing you could do although this will screw up the partition table and in my case I was okay reinstalling stuff without worrying about the data. If that is not the case with you have to find a better way.

I had linux partitions and I just inserted the Linux live cd and formatted the MBR with the following command and voila! 
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1 

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