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Here's my story:

I have a Compaq Presario notebook on which I had two operating systems; Win XP (NTFS) and Red Hat 9 with GRUB loader. I used PM7 to delete all linux partitions and set win partition as active. after rebooting, Grub still went on, I loaded XP, PM made it changes (and looked like it crashed on some error) and after reboot I get message "Error loading operating system". Tried running recovery console from WinXP CD and running command fixmbr, but it doesn't help. When I try using fixboot, can't help. I can't boot from a floppy (USB floppy, even if I set it in BIOS - never worked for some reason).

I realize that I did a pretty stupid thing but I trust there is a way how to get over it. I would appreciate any help and hints...
 

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Ok, I fixed it myself this morning. Solution: I made a boot floppy with fdisk on it (actually for Win 98) and made a bootable CD from it. Started with CD, I ran fdisk /mbr and fixed the problem. After reboot, computer changed its message to "operating system missing", so I loaded Win XP install CD and did the repair. Afterwards it worked fine.
 
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