I don't know if this helps or not, but it is possible for lilo to boot windows. If your question is strictly how to restore the boot loader, you can try to boot to your mandrake install cd. Don't go to the install section, I think you need to hit F1 when the boot spash screen pops up. From there you can type rescue and it should bring up a menu that gives you the option to restore either lilo or the windows boot loader.(This is how it is with 10.2. I'm not sure about 8.2).
If your question is that windows is not working with lilo then:
When I first started with Mandrake, I used 8.2 with lilo. When I installed it, it recognized windows XP Pro and would boot it without a problem. now I use Mandrake 10.2 with lilo and Win XP Pro and it also works. I'm not sure why the windows partition was not recognized by the installer.
I don't know if this is an issue or not, but is your windows partition below the 4gb mark. As I recall, there used to be a problem with booting when it is above the 4gb mark(Don't quote me on this though).
You may need to manually add the windows boot info into lilo. You can do that through the mandrake control center->Boot(I think that is what it is called, its been a while since I used 8.2).
Like I said, I'm not sure if this helps or not, I just wanted to give you my thoughts.
Last edited by Spooled; 08-29-2005 at 04:53 AM.