How to repair the Windows XP boot loader

What you need.

  • Windows XP CD (doesn’t matter whether Home or Professional)


  1.  Boot the computer from the Windows XP disk at start-up
  2. Once greeted with the Welcome to Windows XP setup screen select Recovery Console.
  3. Select your Windows installation (if prompted).
  4. Type:  fixboot
  5. Press Enter
  6. Press Y
  7. Type: fdisk /mbr
  8. Press Enter
  9. Restart the computer and remove the Windows XP CD.