Messed up MBR

  LesMurray 21:28 05 Jan 2006

I need some advice, Iloaded XP on a 160gb H/D all went well, I then I partitioned the h/d for data, ok, then tried for a third partition to ghost XP. paragon allowed a 2nd primery then everything went awol. Reformatted, but cannot load XP it says there is a zeor missing from sp2. any ideas?

  AndySD 21:32 05 Jan 2006

Do you have the full XP CD?

Is ther anything on the drive you wish to keep?

  LesMurray 23:23 05 Jan 2006

I am using my backup copy with sp2 slipstreamed, loaded it, running good, then messed it up. I have already reformatted. it is on my second box.

  AndySD 12:57 07 Jan 2006

Did you solve this?

If not boot with the xp cd and use the Recovery Console then FIXMBR

click here

Or just reformat or partition from there.

  woodchip 13:53 07 Jan 2006

Use KillDisk this will clear all your drive. then reload windows. You will lose all so do not use if you only have restore disc and drivers.

click here

  LesMurray 18:49 07 Jan 2006

Thanks for your help. I used your link to the console, it didnt work for me on my disc. I then had to remove all partitions , then xp loaded ok thanks again Les.

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