Originally Posted by curshe
Also how would I go about re partioning the hard drive to reinstall XP so maybe the wireless would work the fedora will not let me reinstall xp now.
If you mean that you tried to re-install XP, but booting with the XP CD stops at some point without entering XP Setup, then that is not unheard of. In fact, it's well-known going back for years. If you want to remove Fedora and just start over with XP, then use any means available to remove the Fedora partitions and your XP CD will then behave normally again. A partition manager on a live CD would be a good choice. The GParted LiveCD is my favorite partition manager. The latest version will even delete a Fedora LVM physical volume.
However, if you are also asking for help with a wireless connection, then maybe that would be worth a little of your time before you do anything drastic such as removing Fedora. See, unlike Ubuntu, Fedora is completely committed to using only free and open source software. And that excludes proprietary device drivers. There are a few built-in wireless drivers in Fedora, but many of us still have to acquire and install some form of proprietary driver or chipset firmware to operate our wireless cards in Fedora. If you want to try, I or someone will try to help.
These wireless journeys always begin with the first step of identifying the wireless card's chipset. If you can (and are willing), post the results of these terminal commands...
Do them all. One of them may yield something useful with which to proceed.
P.S.: If you still just want to delete Fedora and don't want to download and create a live CD, you can also delete Fedora using Fedora. That's right. Fedora will allow you to use fdisk to delete its partitions while it is running.
You change x to the letter of the drive with Fedora.
Then see the fdisk menu of commands which is fairly self-explanatory. Delete the Fedora partitions, write the changes to disk, exit fdisk, and reboot with the XP CD which then will work normally again. Be careful with fdisk if other partitions on the hard drive are valuable.