I bricked my computer. My computer that has my work on it. I was trying to install Linux Mint 7 on it, doing the linux dual boot GRUB on a separate partition. Mint loaded on the partition, but never would fuction, I would just get a black screen. The GRUB bootloader also didn’t respond to the command to switch back to XP at all, so it was a brick fest totally. I decide the thing to do is to delete the partiton that Mint is on. So I get that pulled off. But GRUB still exists. And it bricks my system because it can’t see Linux. I can’t get Windows back, with my hard drive of stuff I need.
I got on the internet and found people telling folks to get a windows or dos CD and get it to boot to the command prompt and running fdisk /mbr to fix it. I can’t find my XP disc, but I was able to download a dos 6.22 disc. I have it on 3.5 somewhere so its legal. The problem is the hard drive isn’t recognized.
How do I fix this? I am lost and I promise the SDMB I won’t ask any more linux questions if you guys can bail me out of this.