fix mbr with recovery disk?

  The GnoMe 13:26 14 Aug 2004

hi all i have just uninstalled linux for various reasons but last time i did this on my pc to uninstall the linux bootloader i just put my winxp pro disk in booted from it and in the recovery console typed fix/mbr or something like that.
i now have a laptop with only a recovery disk, how can i get into the recovery console as my recovery disk doesnt seem to have it. if not how can i fix the master boot loader.


  powerless 13:36 14 Aug 2004

You got a floppy on the lappy?

click here 98 disk...boot from that: fdisk /mbr

  Chegs ® 13:37 14 Aug 2004

click here

The simplest way to repair or re-create MBR is to run Microsoft's standard utility called FDISK with a parameter /MBR, like


You can get a boot disk for most OS's from click here

  The GnoMe 13:39 14 Aug 2004

thanks but i dont have a floppy disk any other ideas?

  The GnoMe 13:40 14 Aug 2004

i meant no floppy drive

  Chegs ® 17:28 14 Aug 2004

Ultimate boot CD has a range of tools that run from CD.It creates a "virtual floppy" drive so you could perhaps use it. click here

  Dan the Confused 19:01 14 Aug 2004

You could try borrowing an XP CD that does have the recovery console on it.

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