How to recover Windows Bootloader?

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  1. hard_rock

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    I use Win Xp home,win98se n fedora core 1.What happened is after recovering grub loader the DOS .i.e, windows didn't booted.Screen just flickered and came back to Grub.I tried to restore winxp bootloader from it's bootable CD and ran the command bootcfg /rebuild. it showed disk error n my PC isn't booting n stops showing this error.What to do Guyz...?Help me
     
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    Just use the two additional commands from the recovery console of your XP setup disk:

    fixboot
    fixmbr

    Of course, the good ol' fdisk /mbr command should work too (if you have a 9x boot disk)
     
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    No yaar,those two commands didn't worked.also I tryed to reinstall XP but after copying n detecting my hardware when it wanted to restart and ask 4 key...........same error..........i.e, Disk error came.
    I have no 9x bootable CD.But the backup is stored in the hard disk.But when I tried to access it (In coomand prompt of Winxp bootable CD), it showed Access Denied.So i can't even boot into windows since i don't even have a bootable diskette.Can anyone tell me a link to download bootable diskette(Contents) 4 9x n XP.
    Is there any other commands or solution to correect the bootloader.
     
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    What you can do is, boot from the win xp bootable CD & go to the Recovery console by pressing R at the first prompt. Then run the commands there as told by deXter. This will install the XP's boot loader to the MBR. Then use your Linux CD's to install Grub.
     
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    Hey got this matter on other thread to install Grub after the recovery of XP.
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    Here's what u can do
     
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    if u hv lost entries in windows bootloader then in recovery console use this commands...

    bootcfg /scan
    (this will scan ur hard drive for existing windows installations)

    bootcfg /add
    (to manually add a windows installation)

    bootcfg /rebuild
    (to rebuild the boot sector)

    bootcfg /default
    (to assign one installtion as default boot)

    Then when finished... use this

    fixmbr


    to fix the MBR....

    then

    exit to reboot....

    this must solve the problem.... if not then let us know ;
    good luck.
     
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