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Old 06-09-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
n1nja56
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Reparing MBR from linux for Windows XP


Hi im a newbie at this, probably because I haven't used linux for a while. Anyways I need to reinstall windows xp for IDE purposes. Seems I can't find a decent WYSIWYG JSP editor (back to Expression Web). I have to repair the MBR because my windows xp CD won't install properly, It gets to:

Setup is detecting your hardware...

Then blacks out.

How do I reset the MBR from linux..

ie. a FDISK /MBR solution from linux. Any ideas??

Ty.
 
Old 06-09-2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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Well MBR is got nothing to do with the cd from which you're trying to install XP.I belive that this is only Windows,nothing else.I had a similar problem once,so what errors have you seen after "detecting your hardware"?
Here's a link; http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm that might be helpful.
 
  


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