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Old 05-16-2005, 04:34 AM   #1
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Restoreing MBR & Creating USB Bootable Pendrive


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? )


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Dude, you posted this question 4 times. please read the rules.
Old 05-16-2005, 01:59 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.

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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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