Restoreing MBR & Creating USB Bootable Pendrive
How do I make a USB bootable disk.
I have a 64 MB USB Pendrive and want to use that to restore my Master Boot Record.
I had a dual boot Win XP and Linux system, but I deleted my Linux partition by mistake.
So my laptop wont boot into windows also as my MBR is corrupted and all I get is a Grub boot prompt.
I dont have a floppy drive. So I want to cereate a USB bootable drive and use that to restore my MBR using : fdisk /mbr command.
So, How do I create a USB bootable pen drive?
(Or any other method to restore my MBR and get my windows running? )
There are several ways to fix this...
If you have the windows XP install cd, simply put it in the drive, boot from it, and start the setup program
It will detect your previous windows installation and give you the option of the recovery console, by pressing R I think.
go to the recovery console and type FIXMBR to overwrite the MBR with a new one.
Also, you should be able to boot into windows from the grub prompt by typing :
hd0=first disk, hd0,0=first disk, first partition
as for making a bootable pen drive...you got me there.
got the work done !
I did that and got my machine up and running.
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