fdisk /mbr

  peter4076 10:19 01 Nov 2005

Noticed this on a website the other day, just wanted to know if it is correct, typing fdisk /mbr ( at bootup disk prompt)will fix the Master Boot Record, DOS was before my time.

  Eric10 11:04 01 Nov 2005

It depends on what operating system you are running. If it's XP then you should boot into the recovery console from the XP CD and type
FIXMBR. click here

For Win98: there are 2 instances of the Master Boot Record, the one that is in use and a backup copy. Fdisk /mbr overwrites the current MBR with the copy and hopefully gets things working again. Don't use this on a dual-boot PC as these use a special MBR which will be destroyed. click here

  peter4076 11:32 01 Nov 2005

Thanks Eric10
I am running WinXp SP2, please refresh my memory, what is the recovery console.

  Eric10 11:39 01 Nov 2005

You need a Win XP CD or the bootup floppy disk set and to boot from.
click here for more info.

  peter4076 11:56 01 Nov 2005

Cheers Eric10
Have printed for reference.
Will Tick

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