Formatting HD Skipping Master Boot Record.?

This is a discussion on Formatting HD Skipping Master Boot Record.? within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; When yu format the HDD using the format in the command prompt....it does not rewrite the MBR. If using 98 ...

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    When yu format the HDD using the format in the command prompt....it does not rewrite the MBR. If using 98 or ME use fdisk /mbr....in XP use fixmbr.

    So if you are trying to format without disturbing the mbr just format and you have no worries

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    Welcome to the forums.

    I assume you came accross this thread via a search engine. Unfortunately the thread is two and a half years old. I think we can take for granted that the original poster has either solved the problem or thrown their computer out the window. Bumping old threads is frowned upon at cboard. Please read the board rules.

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