I have a Dell 1210 laptop that was dual booting Vista (80Gig Primary Partition) with XP (20Gig partition). I recently used GParted to try and shrink the Vista Partition size and increase the XP partition size, since I need more XP space and rarely use Vista. While running the GParted shrink on the Vista partition overnight, I experienced a power outage, and the laptop died while the shrink was still processing. This effectively ruined my Vista Partition.
Now I wanted to just get the computer back to a working condition, so I plugged the laptop into my UPS, destroyed the Primary partition that stored Vista, and grew the XP partition to control the entire disk (100Gig). I also set the boot flag to enabled from GParted.
When I attempt to boot the machine, I get: BOOTMGR is missing Press Cntl+Alt+Delete to restart.
I Googled this, and tried to run XP recovery mode and use the "FIXMBR" Command, but that did not work, as I still get the same error message upon reboot.
How can I restore the MBR/Boot Loader on this Laptop and continue to run off of the XP partition?
I have no Vista disk, but I do have an XP disk.
Thank you in advance for any help.