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> Messed up MBR!
post Dec 21 2010, 08:49 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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OK I have been a bad boy, I admit it!

Now I hope I can enlist your help to get me out of trouble and back up and running. smile.gif

I'll make a long story short.

My system:
Four drives: c,d,e,f
At the moment the built-in USB ports don't function at all (busted).
I have just installed a PCI USB card with 4+1 USB ports, but can't boot with the 4 so far.
No floppy and my CD/DVD drive is a USB drive.
So basically I don't have any fall-backs to boot with.

In my haste, when I installed Syslinux on f:, I wiped out the MBR!

Now when my system boots, it boots to f: (PING) and I don't know how to fix the mbr so I can get back to WinXP on c:.

If anyone can get me out of this jam I would REALLY appreciate it!

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post Dec 22 2010, 10:19 AM
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Its GNU/

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I've never played with a PCI USB card so I am unsure if they are bootable or how to do so. The only way I see to repair the MBR would be to stick the drive into another PC and run the fixmbr utility from a XP install CD. I would unplug the other drives.
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