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mbr (master boot record) i think....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DuO, Feb 8, 2007.

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  1. DuO

    DuO Thread Starter

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    ok folks i think i screwed up my master boot record. i put it in the hardeware forum cuz i have no idea what it is. is it on my hdd or bios or what. if i messed it up installing linux how can i fix it so i can boot xp without getting boot disk error message.


    thank you
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Please don't post duplicate threads on the same issue.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    To repair the mbr, just boot with your xp CD. Choose repair from the first menu. Once in the recovery console, type "fixmbr" without quotes and hit enter. You will get a warning that the system has a non-standard mbr and you might loose data. Acknowledge and continue. You now have a new mbr.
     
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