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dual boot with ME failing

On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Kalyan Vaidyanathan wrote:

> Hi,
>   I did boot my windows from a bootable CD and rank fdisk /mbr
>   But now, when I remove the bootable CD and try to restart windows, I get a 
> "missing operating system" message.
>   Seems like I lost the dual boot and hence cant get into the linux 
> partition (as well as the windows).
>   Is there anything I can do to recover from here?
> thanks and regards,
> -kalyan

You forgot a step.  Go back into fdisk, and mark the Windows partition as 
the active partition, and make sure it is marked bootable.

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