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by fren / September 23, 2004 8:52 AM PDT


Is it also applicable to use the fdisk /mbr and sys c: commands in WinXP? and how?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: inquiry
by Yew / September 23, 2004 8:59 AM PDT
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fdisk /mbr is replaced with the fixmbr command, and that sys command has been pointless for YEARS. It had almost no use even back in the late DOS years.

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FDISK is alive and well... Here's Microsoft...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2004 10:59 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) No
by Kiddpeat / September 23, 2004 12:40 PM PDT
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Re: (NT) No
by fren / September 23, 2004 10:21 PM PDT
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Thanks for the info...

Follow-up inquiry:

May I request you all to share with me a simple step by step application to get rid a boot sector virus from a pc.


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Love to...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2004 10:44 PM PDT
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But as I supplied an article how to use fdisk, how would any other instruction be used?

Let me put it this was as well. You have an answer with a referenced Microsoft article and... seem to have ignored it. Why?

In closing, type FIXMBR XP into for another method.


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Re: Love to...
by fren / September 23, 2004 11:16 PM PDT
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I admit that I don't really understand what Microsoft says, especially the "Linux LILO Boot Manager.

However, I'll go over to the google link and explore for another explanation with regard to the Linux LILO Boot Manager.

Thanks for the info, R. Proffitt

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Discussion was about FDISK?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2004 11:47 PM PDT
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The LILO was just an example in the article.

Since both FIXMBR and FDISK /MBR do work, but I have found a few cases that FDISK /MBR gave more feedback, I use it more often.

Be sure your BIOS virus protection is disabled during the MBR update and enabled if you want after the write.


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Re: Discussion was about FDISK?
by fren / September 25, 2004 8:18 AM PDT

Hi R. Proffitt,

I think I need more knowledge about the links you have given me. I'll study them very well.

Thank you very much, at least I have learned a lot from you.

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