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Old 10-06-2001, 05:02 PM   #1
soundcarden
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Help,Mandrake and I raped my MBR!!!


I installed Mandrake but dont want it anymore,but I accidently chose to have it autostart X now its the king of my boot record and it wont let me install any thing else.I installed slackware and when I threw the bootdisk in it said THIS IS NOT A BOOT DISK!!!,I know damn well nothing is wrong with the disk becuase I made several and they all say that!Mandrake came with a program called mbrestore but I dont know how to use it,it wants me to put in a disk,which disk?Any help would be appreciated and people if you dont know what your doing and your installing Linux of any sort dont get high until its finished not even a couple tokes this leads to problems that smarter people WILL have to bail you out of!Have mercy on me please!
 
Old 10-07-2001, 01:30 AM   #2
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if you want to wipe out the MBR due to problems.. you can fdisk /MBR to get rid and wipe out the MBR.. you can usually use a win98 bootup disk to get to the prompt to issue the command...
 
Old 10-07-2001, 07:19 AM   #3
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OK your the second one to tell me that so let me make sure I understand what I need to do.I throw in my winders boot disk,the same one I used to install,at the prompt type fdisk/MBR and Im good to go or does this just wipe it clean for me to work with?Also can you suggest a good site where I can learn a little about how the MBR works,and finally would this work in the case of a boot record virus?
 
Old 10-07-2001, 07:31 AM   #4
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yeah, from a c;\ prompt. yuo'll need to know you've definitely got fdisk on your floppy, if not it should be at c:\windows\command\

and remember the space... fdisk /mbr.

it write the MBR with the Win9x record. you'll boot straight to windows on reboot
 
  


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