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C drive formating

I dont have access to my c drive because of suspected corrupted master boot record... i dont no to use fdisk command from windows 98 cd!!!! Can you help me please.... *VINCE* THANKS!!!

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    HW_Dude May 11, 2010

    Was your installation a Windows 98 installation ?

    If not, what operation system was installed ?



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The basic fdisk command to repair the mbr is fdisk /mbr. that will replace the mbr but you may have to re-partion reformat and install from scratch. Good Luck

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hi dear

use a cd booting

in command prompt c:\
type c:\fdisk /mbr
to fix your master boot record\

fdisk
and make your partiiton active.

after that installing your windows XP

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