Master Boot Record

I have a computer with a damaged Master Boot Record or MBR.  How can I delete the damaged MBR and create a new one without losing all the files on the computer?  The MBR was supposedly damaged by the "Sampo" virus.  The Mcafee tells me that It cannot repair the Boot Partions.  Mcafee (tech Support) tells me that I'll need to delete the MBR and Create a new one.
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jhanceCommented:
You must have a boot floppy for your OS.  Hopefully you made one when you installed Windows or one came with your computer.

Boot that floppy and when you get to the DOS prompt, type:

FDISK /MBR

That will re-write your MBR.

Be sure you have eradicated the virus, however, or the problem may recur.

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jhanceCommented:
BTW, if you don't have a Win98 boot floppy, you can make one from another Win98 system.  In fact, for this purpose, you can probably make one on any Win9x system.  Ask a friend to do it for you if you can't do it yourself.
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