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Old 10-18-2003, 08:19 AM   #1
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Question Damn you Lilo

Hello there, say I have a question !
Recently i had windows xp and linux mandrake runing on the same disk. For some reason i had to delete the linux and so i did, but when i reboot my computer still keeps booting up with lilo, and linux is gone! Is there a way to delete lilo in windows or in dos?
Thx ahead Pretorian
Old 10-18-2003, 08:49 AM   #2
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yes, simply do " fdisk /mbr " from a DOS prompt.
(maybe you need a DOS boot disk with the fdisk utility copied on it)

this will erase your MBR where LILO should live.

Keep a windows boot CD so you can reinstall windows boot loader.
Old 10-18-2003, 08:57 AM   #3
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Do you maybe now were i can download a dos bootdisk with the fdisk function? And the windows boot cd for the reinstall for the loader, is that the windows xp install cd or is it a special one?
Thx Pablob!
Old 10-18-2003, 09:54 AM   #4
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if you have the install cd you should have fdisk you need on there somewhere, i wouldn't use just any ol' fdisk
Old 10-18-2003, 02:05 PM   #5
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Actually if you have the XP install cd you don't need to get a dos disk. If you boot off of the install disk and choose the repair option, there should be a manual repair option and under that there should be an option to repair the MBR. Theres going to be a couple of other options there with the MBR repair but you just need to choose the MBR option and that should fix you right up.


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