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    how to restore mbr on a dual boot laptop without cd/floppy drive?


    I had fedora6 but I deleted it and the dual boot menu is still there. how do I restore the MBR if my optical drive doesn't work and i don't have a floppy drive. I do have a usb 4gb stick but I havent been able to figure out any of the methods using it.

    I've read a few dozen threads on the web and haven't been able to get anything to work. i'm a pretty new to all this so i need some step by step instructions.

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    You can install SuperGRUB to a USB flash drive and then boot from that:

    Super Grub Disk Webpage - Download USB

    Instructions for using it can also be found there.
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    Go to this website, download the usb version, using it is self explanitory. Read the web page also.

    Super Grub Disk Webpage
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    Heck ozar, beat ,me to it.
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    yea i tried that without luck. like I said i'm a newb. i'll try it again and tell you guys where i get stuck. do i just download 1 mirror or all 3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kappa546 View Post
    yea i tried that without luck. like I said i'm a newb. i'll try it again and tell you guys where i get stuck. do i just download 1 mirror or all 3?
    You only need any one of the three.
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    just noticed, that also says i need a working linux distro.

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    If you've already deleted Linux, your best option might be to purchase and install an inexpensive CD drive. You'll have lots of "bootloader fix" options if you do that. I saw one in stock at NewEgg for just $9 plus shipping earlier today.

    Otherwise, there might be some way to fix the bootloader from within Windows, but I don't know how to do that.
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    (Quick and simple), this option is for those of us who only have a single hard disk with a single operating system or a simple dual boot installation maybe, and you just want to get your job done quicky and simply. You are primarily a Windows user, you are having a problem booting Windows, or you want to restore your MBR to boot Windows only. (Not Grub).
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