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Old 08-15-2003, 09:38 AM   #1
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Red face Stupid no knowing parents


MY parents saw linux run on the computer the other day and did a full system restore on the computer.Now when you start the computer it runs Grub 0.9.1 can anyone help me or refer me to some place or someone that can help me get Windows XP back to main boot
 
Old 08-15-2003, 09:39 AM   #2
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Try booting off a DOS boot disk and run fdisk /mbr
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Old 08-15-2003, 09:47 AM   #3
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i dont know Dos very well how do i get it to do that?
 
Old 08-15-2003, 09:50 AM   #4
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I know ho to make a boot disk, but i forgot all my command lines because i havent had to use Dos for about 6 years
 
Old 08-15-2003, 10:03 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Leseta
I know ho to make a boot disk, but i forgot all my command lines because i havent had to use Dos for about 6 years
He gave the command, its:

fdisk /MBR
 
Old 08-15-2003, 10:07 AM   #6
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I understand that but wich drive do i need to be in A:/ C:/ or D:/
 
Old 08-15-2003, 10:17 AM   #7
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i ask because i type it i n and it tells me it is a Bad command
 
Old 08-15-2003, 10:31 AM   #8
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ok nevermind is there anything else i can
do to remount WinXP as the main boot
 
Old 08-15-2003, 10:53 AM   #9
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go to www.bootdisk.com and download a Windows 98 SE boot disk. Run that program, and it will create a boot disk.

Put that disk in your broken computer, turn it on, and after it's all finished loading you should be at an A:> prompt. Type in exactly what the user above said: fdisk /mbr

I'm pretty sure the boot disk you are using came with the computer and is probably labeled "Microsoft Boot Disk". For some reason those boot disks don't include all the commands as the self-created ones.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:13 AM   #10
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ok after i do the fdisk /mbr nothing shows
up is there something else i need to do ?
after i typed that in i ejected the disk
and restarted the computer and it said
Operating Devices not found on any devices. Please press any key to try again does that mean i have no operating system on thecomputer at all? im very confused
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:16 AM   #11
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Its not detecting an OS then. Most likely when you did a system restore, it might not have installed correctly. I would reinstall XP at this point most likely.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:31 AM   #12
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ok i tryed to do a fll system restore and it told me there was a corruption in a partition would you like to fix. I clciked yes and it told me that it was fixed. I went on to do i systems restore on the computer and ot doesnt do anything but reboot the computer and eject the recovery cd. Whats wrong now
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:35 AM   #13
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Well, as I'm not familiar with your recovery type disk with whatever type of computer your using, appears to me it might not be installling the OS, just performing repairs. Might want to contact your manufacterer for assistance in using their recovery cd's.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:48 AM   #14
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XP home or XP pro?

I don't know if it's different, but in XP pro you have the option to fix the MBR, instead of reinstalling the entire OS.

Cool
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:55 AM   #15
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ok thx i knew i was screwed it alway happens
 
  


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