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Old 04-07-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
french_frogger
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Unhappy Boot problems (MBR)


Hey all...

I got this annoying problem. I had Linux before, dual booting with WinXP. Now I installed LILO as a boot loader on the MBR. I was able to remove it successfuly with fdisk, but now, everytime I boot up, I have to press the F1 key. I know this is very uncommon, and I know there is a way to fix this without re-installing WinXP (in my case, reinstalling winxp only installs the files, it doesn't rewrite the MBR...it's a university laptop and they only do ghosts).

I searched the net but with no luck. Thx in advance....I know this one isn't for anyone.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:22 AM   #2
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This is a Linux related question?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 04:06 AM   #3
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Ok if I understand right you want to fix the MBR to the standard Windoze XP MBR.

Is that right?

If so you want to put the xp boot disk in and when it's booted select 'R' this will take you to a DOS console and ask you to log on to your Windows Installation. Once you have just type 'fixmbr' and it should replace your current MBR with the standard Windoze XP MBR.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:27 AM   #4
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Autopsy, I consider this a technical question, it may not be linux true, but it is a lot more technical than the 50 news threads which are posted here every day.

Besides, it was caused by a linux thing, he wants to know how to fix it.

Do as the d00d above me said, fixmbr with the recovery console, if you cant get the disk there are downloadbale boot disk makers for windows. You can get one from the microsoft site, dig aobut there to find one.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:42 AM   #5
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I think LILO keeps the sector at the last time before you install LILO
is that right ?

Maybe you can take it back, and write it back
 
Old 12-19-2004, 09:21 AM   #6
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wa haha....

well, that was a long time ago heh...

well i'm back on linux more than ever...and i'm never going to live without it!
 
Old 12-20-2004, 01:13 PM   #7
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Glad to hear it
 
  


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