You can do the same thing with a repair install in XP and it's infinitely
more reliable in fixing XP than Win RE's startup repair is in that thing
called Vista they're going to ship broken that RTM's the 25th of this month.
If Startup Repair works, it will do the same thing--but using that tool in
Vista and succeeding has some real Vegas odds. You might want to try the
Perform a Repair Installation http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...ps/doug92.mspx
I don't know head to head what a Recovery console fixmbr command does in a
million attempts versus a repair install of XP. But in my hands in hundreds
of comparisons it comes off a real distant second from a repair install.
This is done from a genuine XP CD (not the recovery crap discs or
partitionsthat MSFT turns a blind eye on while the OEM partners ship them)
pretending they don't know anything about them and have no control when MSFT
knows well they don't work and, not one MSFT softie who lives and breaths
will ever take a bet that they can repair an XP or a Vista using a recovery
disc from OEM that they got with their HP laptop or their Toshiba tab versus
you using real XP media either MSFT or OEM.
Find a softie today and watch them back off that challenge every time.
Desmond Lee the PM of Win RE won't take the challenge, and Darell Gorter of
the setup team won't take that challenge.
"Donald L McDaniel" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Sun, 01 Oct 2006 12:59:29 -0400, RScotti
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>On Sun, 1 Oct 2006 09:45:47 -0700, "John Barnes" <email@example.com>
>>>Usually caused by not selecting to restore the MBR and make the partiton
>>>active while restoring. Unless you had other systems on the computer
>>>had changed the system drive.
>>I didn't know how to do that.I didn't see anything about restoring the
>>How do I find this and do it. I don't want it to happen the next time.
>>Have a good day,
> Well, in XP, one restores the Master Boot Record by booting using the
> XP install disk, then using the first opportunity to Repair, going to
> the Recovery Console, logging in as Administrator, then entering the
> command "fixmbr" at the Command Prompt.
> Donald L McDaniel
> Please reply to the same thread and newsgroup.