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MBR reset - how to do this from DOS?

Ive deleted all partitions - dont need any of the data.

I boot to C: prompt
from my xp disk - repair

fdisk not recog command - or words to that effect.
fdisk /r  
same error.

I remember doing this from a dos floppy disk years ago.  Anyway this PC doesnt have a floppy disk.

It had a virus that returned straight after a complete reinstall.

How do I restet the mbr ?  (without doing it from the new windows install Im going to do)
I want to do it now before I go to all that trouble.

Is there a boot disk somewhere that can help me?


4 Solutions
Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Here is how to do it Step by Step: http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/fix-mbr-xp-vista/
Vipin VasudevanAssociate Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
Boot from XP CD.
Press R to go to Recovery console
Select apprpriate Windows Installation and go to C drive


will do the replace mbr
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
FIXMBR command is the quickest and easiest way to update the MBR. It will be rewritten by default Windows XP MBR after that.

Moderators, please remove the post of Mandar Waman, this CD contains pirated software and cannot be recommended here on forum.
fcekAuthor Commented:

Does the MBR exist regardless of the windows op sys?

noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
MBR does not depend on XP or Vista or Win 7. It refers to HDD formatting and remains on first sector of HDD. So the answer to your question is yes - MBR exist regardless of Windows.
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