| | Re: Does a Windows XP install format the Master Boot Record?
> How can it be that after formatting a disk during a Win XP install
> that, after the install, two versions of windows are proposed in the
> startup menu? On Partition 1 and partition 2? Does this mean that a
> format is not complete? Does it imply that the Master Boot Record has
> not been formatted? If so, problems with MBR viruses cannot be
> resolved with a Windows XP install.
> Found a formatting tool for Maxtor drives: called Powermax v4.23
> (13/03/2007) Never tried using this a s a solution for this problem,
> but it seems that a windows install format does not remove the master
> boot record
Boot from the Windows XP CD. Type 'fixmbr' at the command prompt. Also, edit
boot.ini as required.