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xp repair mbr

by scales / March 28, 2006 6:18 AM PST

ok well i had played with a dual boot machine of linux and xp, now i want just xp back. i go to repair xp by using my xp disc, but when i am in the repair console and it asks for a password, i leave it blank and no dice. i login to safe mode under the administrator and give it a password. then try to repair using that password, no dice. i am trying to repair an xp home with an xp pro disc. what is the best way to fix my mbr?

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by Kono Kusotare / March 28, 2006 6:46 AM PST
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running the Windows recovery console from the O/S disk. Then use the command, fixmbr.

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by phantazy / March 28, 2006 9:06 AM PST
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I very much doubt that using an XP Pro disk to repair Xp Home will work in the usual way. You would have to try advanced Recovery Console commands, such as 'attrib', 'batch' or 'set', and then allow to copy from other media such as CD disks. You then have to know exactly which files to 'copy' and 'delete'(how's your Dos experience?). Not for the faint hearted.

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Do you not mean . . .
by Cursorcowboy / March 28, 2006 9:32 PM PST
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Data on this drive...
by SIRKGM14vg / March 28, 2006 11:46 PM PST
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I have a couple of questions for you:

1. Do you have data that you need to retrieve on this drive?
2. Are you trying to retrieve an existing Windows installation?
3. Which boot loader are you using to boot your machine (LILO, NTLoader, etc)

Sounds like you have gotten yourself in quite the predicament...

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by scales / March 29, 2006 8:25 AM PST
In reply to: Data on this drive...

ok dont worry about it, i updated xp home to xp pro, and was able to do the repair mbr via that password thing and it fixed it! thanks for the input

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 29, 2006 10:00 PM PST
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I have removed your post. Sorry, asking for XP cd keys is in violation of forum policies.

Microsoft have these. Give them a ring and I am sure they will help you.


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