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Old 07-29-2005, 05:51 PM   #16
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Sorry, I didn't get it all

1. Boot up with your Windows XP disc.

2. Select the option Recovery Console.

3. At the prompt, type "fixmbr" (without the quotes of course)

4. Restart your computer.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 05:52 PM   #17
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i'll go and try that!

Be back soon!

Keep replying if you got any new ideas!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:01 PM   #18
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Ok, which windows installation would i like to use? It asks me?

What is the adminisrator password?
Is it the log on one in windows, or a one on the computer. Is there a default one? I've never used the recovery console before!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:05 PM   #19
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If this is your own Windows XP installation that you are trying to recover and you have never explicitly entered a password for the "Administrator" account, then that account has no password. Just type "Administrator" in the login and hit enter.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:08 PM   #20
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it's my own!

it just says "type in admin. password"
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:10 PM   #21
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well it works just hitting return!

so then it comes up

C:\WINDOWS>

and the i just type "fixmbr"

??
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:10 PM   #22
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Hit enter.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:12 PM   #23
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Yes, when you get the C:\WINDOWS prompt, type "fixmbr" and hit enter.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:16 PM   #24
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Ok...

It comes up saying:

**CAUTION**

This computer appears to have a non-standard master boot record.

FIXMBR may damaged your partition tables if you process.
This could cause all partitions on the current hard disk to become inaccessible!



I don't want to loose any data, will everything be alright?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:18 PM   #25
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Don't worry, it won't damage your Windows partition. It will overwrite your MBR.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:20 PM   #26
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Cheers!
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:21 PM   #27
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Did it work? Are you able to get to your data?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:33 PM   #28
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NO!!

As soon as i boot the pc i hear the two fatal beeps then:

"Strike F1 to retry boot or F2 to enter Dell Setup Utility"

This happened straight after, then i checked to see if there was a version of windows on there, and there was so i repaired it! Exactly the same thing happened!

Any more ideas!?
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:37 PM   #29
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I apologize. At this point I am out of ideas. However if I come across any other methods I will be sure to get back to you. I am sorry I could not solve your problem.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 06:42 PM   #30
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Thanks for your help!

i am pretty desperate!

There's the operating system on there, but i just can't boot it!

If anything springs to mind, please reply!
 
  


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