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Old 09-19-2004, 06:34 AM   #1
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How to remove voice from MBR

During installation of SuSE 8.0 alongside WinXP, I accidently let grub be set up in the MBR. Now, I always get a woman's voice announcing something like "System failed memory test, now booting from opereating system." This announcement still comes despite later installations of various distros. Is this a WAV-file I can delete? How do I get rid of it?

Note I currently have no Linux installed, so I will have to do this from WinXP.
Old 09-19-2004, 06:39 AM   #2
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the Windows command

fdisk /mbr

deletes the MBR. However I don't think it will even start windows then

Have a look for a command to repair the MBR
Old 09-19-2004, 06:39 AM   #3
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That should be a bios feature for your motherboard, check the bios settings.
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fdisk /mbr restores the master boot record instead of removing it, but it doesn't work in XP.
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In winXP you can use "fixmbr" to fix it.

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Voice on boot up is a bios feature. Check out the setttings in the bios for disabling it. Why don't you search on your motherboard and bios versions?
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How to remove voice from MBR

You guys with the BIOS tip really hit the nail on the head. What a relief not to hear that voice every time I boot. Many thanks!


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