MBR error after retoring image to new harddrive

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  1. thor&Odin

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    I am getting the MBR error and it asks for me to insert a bootable floppy. I don't have a bootable floppy or CD. My XP was pre-installed on my failed hard drvie. I am using Ti8 7?? I can not get to windows. HP Recovery CD does not recognize the hard drive replacement. I have been struggling for over a week- and now I am too tired to stay awake and do more trial and error. Can anyone help me? I too have tried email support- to no avail. I have even PAID for the phone support- all they could tell me was to get a bigger harddrive and restore to it. It seemed to work great until I unplugged the old drive an ju drug in the new.
     
  2. tronic592001

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    Try this thor&Odin scroll down bottom of page.
    help


    or download windows98 boot disk from bootdisk.com boot from it (type in
    "fdisk /fixmbr" without quoats)
     
  3. Brian K

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    Could you confirm that the command is "fdisk /mbr" and not "fdisk /fixmbr" (without the quotes) from a Win98 floppy boot disc.

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    Brian K

    Well i had it from a link on this forum and got it on a bit of paper in front of me,

    fdisk /fixmbr but cant fined the link where i had it from, but just try ether one, till it works..

    or are you saying its fdisk /mbr o_O?
     
  5. Brian K

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    It's fdisk /mbr

    "Method #3 ("Kawecki's Trick"):
    If the clone has already been made (and we don't wish to start over with Method #2 and reclone), we can fool Windows into thinking the previously assigned drive letters belong to partitions that no longer exist. Drive letters are remembered by partition signature, so by invalidating the previous signatures we can induce 2000/XP into releasing previously used drive letters for reassignment.

    One way of doing this is to alter or delete the DiskID in the MBR. Since the DiskID is part of the partition signatures, this forces a change in the signatures and previously remembered drive letters can be reassigned because they no longer match valid partition signatures. To easiest way to delete the DiskID is to use a Win98 boot floppy (aka, "Windows 98 Startup Disk"). Boot the computer from the boot floppy, run the command "fdisk /mbr", remove the floppy, and reboot into 2000/XP."


    http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/partsigs.htm
     
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    Brian K thanks for clariefing it for me, dont no how i put fixmbr...

    :oops:
     
  7. Brian K

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    That web page discusses fixmbr a little further down.
     
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