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Thread: The day after
2014-10-03, 02:46 #46
Thanks johngaz for the heads-up. I got zorin working by booting from a thumbdrive,where [ I think] it runs as some sort of virtual machine. I'm not aware of an HDD installation being present, but that may be just ignorance.
Where would I look for one on a drive? Is there a viewer available to examine the contents of an MBR?
I am aware of the potential (and likely "fatal") consequences of screwing up an XP bootloader file, and/or any other part of the startup process. I think it got me once and once was enough.
I've been running this Dell OEM XP Home on a seemingly ancient Dimension 4700 for 10+ years and it is incredibly resilient.
I don't know how many "Days After" it's been now, but I'm still running it right now with Firefox, Avira, Malware Bytes and ocaisionally an update & scan with Spybot S&D... and it lives!
Still learning zorin though and the ability to work directly with Windows files is very cool.
Thanks again, keep the info coming..."IF I CAN'T FIX IT, IT AIN'T BROKE!"