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Repair Master Boot Record


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Marcke

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Hello,

Does anyone know how to repair the master boot record?

XP-explorer doesn't recognise my drive (norton and pqmagic do)

I don't need the data anymore, recovered it using Stellar.

I have to press F1 on every boot, when my hard disk is attached. (thanks to SMART)
I use another primary boot drive of 160GB. The broken drive is a slave.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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If you use the windows xp disk and go into repeair console o on the drive thats broken and type FIXMBR.
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If you use the windows xp disk and go into repeair console o on the drive thats broken and type FIXMBR.

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thanks, but what do you mean by "go into repair console", just enter it in dos?

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When you get to the blue menu screen and you get the options there is one for repair. you press the particualr button r i think but i cant remeber exactly you get put into the console usually takes a minute and its a dos job. So you type the drive letter to get onto that drive and you type fixmbr and it will write the new mbr it may warn you about a non standard boot record just ignore it. Type help to get a list of the commands if there are other things you want ot do.
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