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RESTORING THE XP MBR


Here is a Tip that I hope you will never use . . but still it has to be here . . how do you restore the MBR to the state it was with only Windows XP.

The info comes from Jodef ( Johann )

QUOTE (Johann @ Forum)
Boot from Win XP Cd ( you will get setup inspecting hardware configuration)
Will come to screen to setup or repair existing install press R to enter recovery console
You will be asked to choose install to repair enter number and you will get prompt for admin password followed by C:WINDOWS>
at this point type FIXMBR or HELP will give you list of options.


Thanks Johann !!


Bruno

PS: Depending on what drive you have XP installed you might have to give an additional command: "fixboot x:" where "x:" represents the drive XP is installed.
See: www.microsoft.com/documentation/bootcons_fixmbr
And: www.microsoft.com/documentation/bootcons_fixboot

Other usefull links:
www.microsoft.com/setup/winxp
www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
www.theeldergeek.com/xp_pro_install_-_graphic.htm



-- Jun 9 2004 ( Revised Nov 1 2006 ) --


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