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Old 02-15-2004, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I use the fdisk to get the MBR on the larger H/D?

I need some assistance please. I am running P-IV Win XP Pro. I have 2 h/d on my system. 30gig and a 80gig. I have ran Norton ghost to back up all the data from the smaller to the larger h/d. I have switched out the master / slave on the h/d but the system still detects the smaller h/d. I went into the bios to have the system boot to the larger h/d first. what I found out was I am missing the MBR on the larger h/d. How do I use the fdisk to get the MBR on the larger H/D? I have used fdisk before, but that was to wipe out all data and reformat which I DO NOT want to do. I know when fdisk is ran it asks some questions, and that's where I am a little confused. So if anyone can direct me to a site or explain with not to confusing on how to do this, I would be very thankfull


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Old 02-15-2004, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you can get to the DOS prompt thru a windows 98 boot disk, type fdisk /mbr
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