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How can I get my WIN2K back into the MBR

My CMOS battery went out, and I lost my WIN2K option in dual boot(I run WIN98 and WIN2K dual boot). It boots into 98 fine, but does not give me the choice to boot into 2K. I have also found that the NTLDR is missing now (not sure why). Can I get my dual boot back without having to reload

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by dmiles In reply to How can I get my WIN2K ba ...

Using the setup disk,insert and start the setup process,when you get to screen to select otion choose the repair option,this should get the option back to dual boot,and repair the MBR.

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Sorry, been there done that. I will agree it works well on single boot machines though. On the dual boot it would still come up as the NTLDR is missing, I tried fixing the mbr and the boot. Luckily I had made a ghost of WIN98 before I installed 2000, so getting my system up to a usable point wasn't hard. I just prefer 2000 for the stability, 98 doesn't seem to like Visual studio well.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to How can I get my WIN2K ba ...

This is the kind of thing Recovery Console is for.
Like the above answers says, boot of the 2KServer cd, choose Repair, and it will go into Recovery Console.
You can copy files from the cd to the drive, and Copy NTLDR from the I386 directory into the root drive of your server.
Then, run FIXMBR to fix the master boot record.

Personally, I like to install Recovery Console as a boot option on all machines. While booted in Windows 2000, put the cd in the drive, go to I386 directory, and run winnt32.exe /cmdcons

Hope this helps.

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