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Help with Master Boot Record

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Snurf, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. Snurf

    Snurf Thread Starter

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    I was messing around with Ubuntu Linux and it installed GRUB on the master boot record and I want it gone. I was told to type 'fdisk /mbr' in MSDOS mode to get rid of GRUB. I dont know how do get into MSDOS mode.. command prompt doesnt work..

    EDIT: I am using Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
     
  2. Squashman

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    Create a bootdisk from here and run those commands
    http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

    or boot with your Windows XP install disk and go into the recovery console and type fixmbr
     
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  4. Snurf

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    I dont have the Windows XP install disk because my Laptop came with Windows installed, i guess ill try the boot disk..
     
  5. Snurf

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    I am 98% noob and I dont know what boot disk thing i need to download..

    Microsoft Windows XP
    Home Edition
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 2
     
  6. Snurf

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    Also, this would NOT be any of my first choices but would restoring windows to factory settings work?
     
  7. Squashman

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    Just download the Windows 98SE OEM. Doesn't really matter.
     
  8. Snurf

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    I did download that but it takes 4 blank cds.. Which I don't have
     
  9. JohnWill

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    Dowload this boot image, http://ephemeral-designs.com/downloads/boot98c.exe

    Put a blank disk in your floppy, run the BOOT98C.EXE file. It will create a single bootable floppy.

    Boot this floppy, and at the command prompt, type FDISK /MBR

    Problem solved.
     
  10. Snurf

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    It's a laptop == No floppy drive
     
  11. Snurf

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    Can I pay someone to make and send me one in theres no other way?
     
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    That information would have been useful a while back. ;)
     
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