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Old 07-14-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
quztyne
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apparently unique dual boot problems


installed fedora core 2, but grub will no longer load windows XP - as far as i can tell, i accidentally over-wrote the windows bootloader by installing grub on the MBR. is it possible to recover windows bootloader without reinstalling windows, as i do not want to have to reconfigure my windows files &c. thanks for any help.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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use a windows rescue disk,
go to start->run->cmd
type:
C:\WINNT\system32\>fdisk /mbr
this will re-write your mbr
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:22 PM   #3
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thanks for the help, but i don't seem to have a windows rescue disk, and making one on my other box doesn't seem to work - i tried using the winXP cd, but it just goes blank after asking for an administrator password. Is there any way to re-write the MBR as the windows XP boot without having to boot into windows, as I haven't managed to boot into windows using any means i'm aware of.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 07:53 PM   #4
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Can you do a "/sbin/fdisk -l" as root in Fedora and post the output?
By the way its easy to fix if you all did was overwriting the MBR.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 08:19 PM   #5
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This problem with windows was mentioned in Linux FORMAT ...
this link will help :
http://lwn.net/Articles/86835/

 
  


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