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    Re installing windows

    Hi, Is there a way i can re-install windows xp without blowing the MBR? or can i back it up and restore it after reinstalling windows?


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    when you install windows it will mess with the MBR, even if you don't want it to....

    The good news is that in most distro cds there is a rescue option that allows you to install just the bootloader (on the MBR, if it's the case)

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    yeah you will have no way around getting past the point that windows will mess with the mbr. but if you create a boot disk from your linux install you can jst boot into linux and reinstall your bootloader to the MBR and it will be all working again hope this help
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