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How to get computer to boot from Windows cd after LINUX installation

How to get computer to boot from Windows cd after LINUX installation

I have a computer which has had a previous installation of linux on, and after various attempts to format the harddrive, I cannot get the bios to recognize the windows xp cd as a boot device. Linux has taken over the bios. Can someone give me advice how I can get the computer to boot from the cd so I can get windows back on there. There is currently a grub console which appears now after every boot up. But unfortuntely I am clueless.

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Total answers/comments: 3
Guest [Entry]

Linux cannot have flashed your BIOS, unless some pretty weird operations were done on this computer. Under normal circumstances, either the CD is not set in the BIOS as the first boot device, or the XP boot cd is faulty, or the CD drive itself is faulty.
Guest [Entry]

"have you checked if your cd/dvd unit can read cd's? what happens when your in linux and you put xp cd in the drive? can the system read it? if it has problems reading it then your cd unit needs cleaning.
is original cd or you have burned it? try burning at lowest speed and use more reliable media."
Guest [Entry]

"put the cd into you computer
reboot
Grub Menu will come
press c to enter commands to grub
type exit
hit enter
CD Loads"
"put the cd into you computer
reboot
Grub Menu will come
press c to enter commands to grub
type exit
hit enter
CD Loads"