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Old 05-16-2005, 03:34 AM   #1
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Restoreing MBR & Creating USB Bootable Pendrive


Hi,

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? )

Thanks,

Aditya
 
Old 05-16-2005, 04:54 AM   #2
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Dude, you posted this question 4 times. please read the rules.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 12:59 PM   #3
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1. Take your flash drive and yourself to your friend's house, who has a computer with XP.
2. Ask him kindly to format your flash drive as bootable.
3. Ask him to copy fdisk to the newly bootable flash drive.
4. Buy him a coke.
5. Take it back home and use the bootable drive.

rpd
 
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