Fix MBR

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  1. Tom Thomas

    Tom Thomas New Member

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    INstalled Win98SE on C: Drive..........WinXp on D: Drive...........

    Reinstalled Win98SE........Therefore The dual boot option is Gone.

    How to Bring this Dual boot option back without Reinstalling WinXp.
     
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    simple... boot with XP disc, enter recovery console, run the fixboot command and you are done...
     
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    boot from xp cd. go to repair mode... and then .... command fixboot
     
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    u can fixboot or just make a new boot.ini file and replace it with the existing one....but 'fixboot' is lot more easy and safe....
     
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    Ramakrishnan The Researcher

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    what is the difference between "fixboot" and "fixmbr"?
     
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    i tried what u people said but that's not working.
    something else pls.
     
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    Yes if you format C: drive , XP files boot.ini will be gone!! Now the only option is to
    reinstall XP since the formatting C drive has deleted the XP files, and it's boot loader which was stored in the MBR.
     
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    dOm1naTOr Wise Old Owl

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    Ok. Do as follows:
    first make all hidden files nd system files visible.(to do so open my computer/tools/folder options/view/and check boxes
    show hidden files nd folders
    and uncheck: hide protected operating system files
    apply ok

    hope u got only one hdd

    go to c: nd locate the file boot.ini nd open it
    just below the line:
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft windows"......(somethin)
    add the line exactly as follows or copy paste it:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="My Windows XP Pro" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
     
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