Mbr

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by trackrat, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    I have 2 drives on my computer and on the second drive I intend to put linux on which means I will use the GRUB loader to duel boot. If it all goes wrong can I use the repair function on the XP cd to restore the master boot record back to just XP or do I have to edit the boot ini file?.
     
  2. Wolf1.8

    Wolf1.8 OSNN Junior Addict

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    all you have to do is boot to a win 98 boot floppy and use the command --> fdisk /mbr
     
  3. dick471

    dick471 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Mbr?

    Wolf1.8: Will this also work if partition is NTFS?
     
  4. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    I'm about 90% sure I've used thsi with NTFS and experienced zero problems
     
  5. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

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    well.. this thread is 2 days old but I'll put in my 2 cents anyways... What I normally do if I want to start using Windows idea of having the MBR (like I no longer want to run Linux or something), I well just pop in my Windows XP CD, boot from the CD, go into the recoverly console and type in fixmbr, press enter, then when it asks, just type in "y" for yes and press enter and let it do it's thingy and then type in exit then enter to restart your computer.
     
  6. Wolf1.8

    Wolf1.8 OSNN Junior Addict

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    dick471:

    should work with ntfs