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I don't think the kind of CD you have is what I have. Mine is recovery only, as in delete everything and the output is that you get a clean ...
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    I don't think the kind of CD you have is what I have. Mine is recovery only, as in delete everything and the output is that you get a clean install of XP. Basically, huge warning screen that says if I hit C, everything will be gone... So yeah.

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    thanks Ozar, I forgot that recovery disc isn't very user friendly....I haven't used it for years
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    I have a Toshiba recovery disk btw.

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    sorry for doulbe posting, just saw your response. Can you get access to a cd burner? If you can you may be able to reinstall grub using the super grub cd and then get in that way, after that you can download fixmbr to restore your windows bootloader

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    You can try using the SuperGRUB Disk becaue it can restore Windows or Linux bootloaders.

    Otherwise, download the Parted Magic LiveCD, burn it to disk, then boot with it and run the following in a terminal to remove the GRUB bootloader:

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    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=446 count=1
    That should clear the MBR (master boot record) only, leaving partition tables alone.

    You'll need to replace /dev/sda with your actual device name such as /dev/hda.

    If needed, you can use the fdisk -l command to determine your device name:

    Code:
    fdisk -l

    Edit: oops, scratch the part about Parted Magic because you still won't be able to install the Windows bootloader without a real Windows XP disk. Better stick with the SuperGRUB idea, that I now see has also been recommended by someone else.
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    I'm having problems with their download servers. Sigh.

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    You can also boot with something like a Windows 98 emergency boot disk and then run the following command:

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    fdisk /mbr
    Searching the web might reveal a download for it.
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    Don't have one. :P

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    Alright, I got 9795 on here. What do I do now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuniorD View Post
    Alright, I got 9795 on here. What do I do now?
    I've never heard of 9795 so can't really help with that.

    Downloading an emergency boot disk or SuperGRUB from the web might be your easiest route.
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