Ubuntu Cliffhanger and Windows 7 Ultimate

My MB recently died and I upgraded almost the entire bank of components within the case. Had a copy of WinXP SP2 but would not load, so tried Ubuntu after previewing and digesting...

Long story short, ended up using 'killdisk' to remove Ubuntu, subsequently installed Windows 7 Ultimate. Going well except for the lack of hardware/software support for some of my media apps.

Have had problems with residual Linux / Ubuntu code (apparently during bootloader ops) and need to remove whatever code is remaining there. Having said that, I would appreciate anyone who is using Ubuntu to advise regarding re-installation of Ubuntu on one of my IDE drives (I have a 500Gb Sata, and two IDE backups) just to get more acquainted and proficient with this Linux software. I read that Linux creates 'fake' folders in various places on your HDD and apparently, I have some of this code remaining somewhere.

Appreciate any insight. :confused:

AMD 64 x2 6000+ AM2
XFX GeForce 8200 MB
Raidmax 630SS PS
4Gb Transcend RAM
Plextor 508 DVD/W/RW
Seagate 500Gb Sata HDD
(2) Seagate IDE HDD (80Gb/250Gb)

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