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Will a Windows 7 recovery CD repair a Windows XP MBR? Can I run fdisk /mbr or chkdsk on an XP install from a Windows 7 recovery CD?

As far as I know Vista changed the boot scheme.

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Oops if you read my answer please diregard as I misread your question. The answer is a definitive no, you must use an XP disk

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Will this fix XP boot records properly? – Moshe Jan 28 '11 at 3:58
No you can't. I apologize I misread your question! – Johnny Kessel Jan 28 '11 at 4:01

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