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dual boot with ME failing

  Thanks for the quick response.

> > Hi,
> >   I have a Dell Dimension 8100 with a dual boot on Windows ME and Red
> >   Hat
> > Linux 9.  As of this morning, the Windows ME partition is failing to
> > load.  btw, Linux partition is loading fine.  Both are two separate
> > hard disks.
> >   I have two questions:
> > 1. Is there any way I can bypass the dual boot mechanism to go into
> > the DOS partition and run chkdsk to find if the disk is corrupted?
> > let me know,
>You can reset the MBR.
>If you have a bootable DOS disk, run fdisk /mbr
>In Linux:
>dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1
>This will clear your MBR, but make sure you have a way to boot Linux.
>Both Red Hat and Suse have built-in rescue systems on their install
  I do have a bootable DOS disk, and I presume clearing MBR will mean that I 
will lose the dual boot option.  I have grub for dual boot and I dont know 
how to ensure that I can put it back on.  Or am I completely off base?

thx and regards,

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