cannot boot at all

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    hi
    i had installed elxLinux on my comp on one partition of 10GB, the other 30GB was used by WinXP. Got bugged and directly deleted the drive using Administrative tools and formated it back to NTFS from EXT2. The next time i started my comp, i jst wouldn't boot into Windows XP. I just get the boot screen (with a command prompt like interface) with 'GRUB' written on the screen. GRUB, i guess is a boot manager used by Linux. I tried removing and putting back the CMOS battery, didn't work. what should i do?
     
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    Boot using XP Setup CD and enter into Recovery Console and give following command:

    fixmbr

    or if u hv windows 98 CD, then boot using it and in command prompt give command:

    fdisk /mbr
     
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    thanks, i'll do that. could u tell me how to make a bootable cd?
     
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    Will this work on NTFS partitions too! I beleive that the DOS shipped with 98 cannot handle NTFS partitions without addins
     
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