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Old 07-31-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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I have a PC with one partition and I wiped out the MBR. How do I recover it? I ran fixmbr and fixboot in XP recovery mode but it didn't work. I also have acronis disk suite and I used the partition recovery utility but it did not help either. I can't list the C: directory.

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:11 PM   #2
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try a repair installation of xp
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I don't see repair installation. The only repair option that I saw was the recovery command prompt.
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Hi,

When you boot into the windows install disk, you should see an option "to go ahead in setup Window XP, now". Go ahead and press enter you won't install the OS. The next screen with show your windows install and give you the option to "press R to repair the selected Windows installation". From there you will want to follow the prompts and it will help repair any issues for you.

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