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- unmark old partition as active
April 24, 2006, 6:46 pm
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Re: unmark old partition as active
Use a program like dd (I'm not sure what the windows equiv is) to copy the
MBR, edit it changing the single bit (I think) that marks it as active using
a Hex editor and write it back. You can use a Linux livecd and a floppy or
FAT32 partition. A mistake will wreck the partition and make the disk
unreadable (but not unrescuable). You will need to read partition table
specs to know which bit to change. There are other ways. I think the full
version of Winhex could do it.
There is not much point doing this.