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    Restore MBR

    In short, I need to reset my laptop MBR to use windows XP.

    I have no XP recovery disk (out of country), and I have to do it through Linux (pref Ubuntu or Mephis) on Live distro.

    I have internet access, I also have blank CD/DVDs and USB sticks.

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    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    NH, USA
    download supergrubdisk and use it to install windows MBR

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    I had no joy with that, but if anyone is interested this is what I did:

    Got external 3.5" floppy.
    Made XP boot disk from a colleague.
    Fdisk would not work with that version of dos
    Accessed hidden partition that had Win98 on.
    Ran program called,
    This was some sort of file explorer,
    Went to Boot Magic file, and found a file called RestrMBR, ran it from there (pushed 'x' I think to execute it.

    Restart computer, straight into XP flash screen.
    XP scandisk (or similar) utility took 30 mins sorting out files, than rebooted straight into XP.

    I have lost the ability to run Win98 partition, but I only need it occasionally so will put it on a USB key!


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