clear the MBR after FC4 removal

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Mon Feb 6 22:32:40 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 09:38 +0100, lorenzo.sandini at wrote:
> Hi,
> Moving my FC4 install to a bigger machine, and recycling the old computer to 
> be a windows xp desktop computer.
> Booted from the WinXP CD, formatted the whole drive, and hoped the MBR would 
> be overwritten and clean, but it is not.
> On reboot, I am offerend to choose between Win XP and "former OS", which 
> obviously needs nowhere.
> fdisk /mbr doesn't do a thing. How can I get rid of the reference to the 
> former OS in the boot menu ? I know I can edit the boot.ini, but is there any 
> trace of FC4 on the HDD that needs to be cleared ?
> Lorenzo
boot to console in repair mode and run fixmbr
That rewrites the MBR with the ntloader active.

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