The LONG Version: I wanted to try out linux. So i downloaded the mandrake 10.1 iso files from the website and installed Linux. This went well. Then i went into windows and everything was fine. But when i was using partition manager i accidentally deleted the linux partition!!!. Now whenever i startup i get the message "verifying dmi pool data". I guess this is because the lilo boot loader messed around with the master boot record and has not set the configuration back to normal. So, thinking that this might solve the problem (foolish me.....should have known) i used the restore cd that came with my computer thinking that it would reset everything and i would be able to boot windows again. But i was sadly mistaken. It still hangs at verifying dmi pool data. Luckily i backed up all my files on to another computer on my network and their safe. Unfortunately for me i can't use windows so i installed Linux and that's what i am typing this topic on right now.
Somebody please tell me a way to get windows back
P.S. the restore cd was not a full copy of Windows rather it was just two files which deleted everything on my hard drive except the windows files and the ones needed for startup and stuff. I can 'see' them while using Linux its just that i can't boot from them