How do I get rid of booteasy??? & re-install windows xp mbr using ntfs???

Greg Barniskis nalists at
Mon Aug 1 18:34:48 GMT 2005

Sorry, I'm an idiot and didn't read your whole message. Nor even 
half. Must sleep more.

Greg Barniskis wrote:
> Jerry Tarwid wrote:
>> I am dual booting with Winblows XP and FreeBSD. I installed the 
>> FreeBSD Boot manager so I can dual boot. I now want to remove it! I 
>> have freaking scoured the $@!#$! net & still have NOT found an 
>> answer??? Anyone???? I'm using an NTFS volume so fdisk/mbr doesn't 
>> work and neither does booting to an xp cd recovery console and using 
>> fixboot or fixmbr. The $#!@#$ booteasy boot manager still leaves 
>> something in the mbr....nothing works! I cannot believe that I am the 
>> only human being on the planet that has encountered this problem! A 
> Hmmm... "scoured", eh? Googling "FreeBSD MBR uninstall" returns over 
> 5000 hits. That's probably too many to cope with, but luckily the 
> correct answer is listed at least twice in the top five pages. (Moral of 
> the story: if your search terms are leading you nowhere, try different 
> search terms ;).
> Use an XP boot floppy/CD with their fdisk program and "fdisk /MBR". If 
> you'd prefer to remove the MBR using FreeBSD, see:
> man fdisk
> You can also clobber the MBR the same way you installed it in the first 
> place: using sysinstall. This will simply invoke FreeBSD's fdisk on your 
> behalf, if I'm not mistaken.

Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
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