MBR Help needed: Erased Lilo-Linux; Can't boot Windows


M

MitchellCowen

Arrgghh!

My computer was stolen in a trip to New York.

I have taken out an ancient computer which was LILO dual boot
Linux/Windows XP.

I needed space so I deleted the Linux partition.

But I forgot that Linux had overwritten or something the Windows MBR so
now I can't boot into Windows either!

I'm not sure what to do. I've been downloading the Windows Setup disk
in an effort to repair the MBR but I have no idea what the admin
password is (maybe I will guess it soon?)

Any recommendations?

Can I install some bare bones Linux-LILO functionality to allow me to
get into Windows?

Should I install Windows in the former Linux partition?

Are there any tools to help me recover and repair the MBR?

As I said above "arrggghh!!"

Thanks,
Mitch
 
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M

MitchellCowen

Dear John John,

Thanks so much for your recommendation.

I don't know what the admin password is. I haven't used the computer
in ages.
The Recovery Console asks for the password. Any ideas for a
workaround?

Thanks,
Mitch
 
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F

Frank

Just download a w98 bootdisk from bootdisk.com. Boot with this
disk then type FDISK /MBR.
 

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