Last link of my signature documents two methods.
In the CD method, which can come from either XP or Win2k, you boot the CD up and wait until the first question comes up. Select repair "Recovery Console" and this drops you into a terminal mode. The command
has no parameter. It just asks the installer to replicate MS's MBR into the first sector of the hard disk. It does display a warning to scare the user though. Just bite the bullet and press enter.
The second method is to use a Dos floppy. Again no parameter is needed. just type
MS's MBR is 512 bytes long. Its function is to search and load any of the 4 primary partitions that has the active flag switched on. It is common among all Dos and Windows systems.