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Old 10-04-2006, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Prob with booting to OS, maybe MBR?

Hey, I'm just looking for some help with a problem I have regarding booting to my os. I've had this problem before so I'm pretty sure I know what it is, I just forgot how to fix it. Anyway without futhur ado:

I refomatted my comp and installed XP on my computer, but it wouldnt detect my internet connection, a problem recognising the router I think, so I threw in a live CD for ubuntu, and that worked with my connection, so i uninstalled windows and installed linux. Now after doing this i realised I'm not very good with linux so I wanted to go back to Xp, unfourtunatly after reformatting again and reinstalling It wont continue with the setup after rebooting, the errors is something like "problem loading operating system". So I reckon this is my master boot record telling my computer to boot to linux instead or windows, I've had this happen before, unfortunatly I forgot how to fix it. So I tried resetting the CMOS to reset the MBR, but well ... I guess that was probably a long shot. >_<.

Anyway, to cut a long story short how do I, and do I want to, reset my MBR.

Thank in advance for any help you can give me.

- Digsy

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Old 10-04-2006, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You use the Windows XP CD, with the Repair Console, not sure exactly which command you use though, you can also use MaxBlast4, or the equivalent for Western Digital drives.
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