Windows 98 and Linux Startup Screen

I used to dual boot windows 98 and redhat 5.2, and then I removed the linux partition using partition magic 4.0 in 98. Yesterday, I still got the LILO prompt eventhough linux was gone, and I could hit Enter and boot to 98, today, the LILO prompt becomes LI_, and the system hangs there. I boot into 98 setup disk, and I can see all the 98 files are still there, just that I can bypass the stupid LI_ prompt (it doesn't let me type or enter anything...). Linux crashed on me before and I reinstalled 98 without losing any of my files. Is there anyway to fix it without reinstalling 98? Like change something in some files?
Thanks lots
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1cellConnect With a Mentor Commented:
fdisk /mbr
repairs the master boot record which could very well be corrupt after killing a dual boot like this.  Might not solve the problem but still a good idea.
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1cellCommented:
reboot to dos and type:  fdisk /mbr and hit enter
repeat a few times and restart,  what happens?
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kitweiAuthor Commented:
I don't have access to try yet, but I'll like to know what that command does. Well, I see fdisk and am little freaked out. I'll try tonight.
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kitweiAuthor Commented:
I don't have access to try yet, but I'll like to know what that command does. Well, I see fdisk and am little freaked out. I'll try tonight.
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kitweiAuthor Commented:
That fixes it. Thanks.
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1cellCommented:
glad I could help!  

you'd be suprised what fdisk /mbr could help.  just remember not to do it on a disk running a DDO.
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