boot up problem

  stormrider123 19:38 16 Jun 10

i have a compaq presario desktop

o i recently installed ubuntu linux operating system
over my windows xp . now wheen i boot into ubuntu it doesnt let me there is an black screen with an error message which has a couple of numbers,in a bracket then kernal panic then some more numbers then timer not working debug and send error report then try and boot with the nopic option.
i cant even acces,my hidden partiton in to do a pc recovery and bring back to windows xp.

any help would be appreciated

plz help urgent dont have any other pc at home

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:46 16 Jun 10

Installed over XP or as a dual boot with XP?

If over XP then you will have lost your XP installation.

Do you have an XP disk?

  stormrider123 08:20 17 Jun 10

I gavw to friend t o install bu he deleted windows and installed ubuntu omstead

i cant ask him to fix,it because we had an argyement over why he deleted,my windows xp .

and no i dont have an xp cd
o have a hidden partion to fox windows but i cant acces it,

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:14 17 Jun 10

The usual answer to this is to use fdsk to remove all partitions on the drive, make a new partition and reinstall XP from a CD.

However if you use fdsk it will delete the recovery partition.

To recover HP/Compaq laptops.
1. Reboot, and repeatedly press F10 at the HP logo until the recovery screen appears.
2. When the recovery screen appears, press "Next" and then "Yes" to perform a non-destructive recovery.
3. To perform a destructive recovery, click "Advanced" and then "Yes".
4. After the recovery is finished, the laptop will reboot.

  stormrider123 15:37 18 Jun 10

first of all Whats an fdsk

second,when o press f10 nothing happens

  Technotiger 16:09 18 Jun 10
  Technotiger 16:11 18 Jun 10
  stormrider123 18:56 18 Jun 10

since i have a an error message saying boot in noapic option my friend said,i should use grub to edit the boot file and add the noapic option on

am i right about this if so where and how can i download and install grub and how do i use it edit my boot file

  Technotiger 20:21 18 Jun 10
  woodchip 21:45 18 Jun 10

Yes I think thats what England's got

  northumbria61 23:15 18 Jun 10

woodchip - After watching tonight's game I am certain !

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