I was reinstalling XP when I accidentally deleted the MBR. It starts up fine, however when I have a cd in the drive or a USB device plugged in I get the message "no bootable partition in the table". I need to fix this since I want to keep myUSB printer and USB hub plugged into my pc at all times.
I tried going into recovery console and replacing the HAL dll file (d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32" & received the message "this file could not be expanded". I also tried typing the command "FIXMBR" but still getting the "no bootable partition in the table" error message. Can anybody help??!?
you should repair reinstall XP again, without reformatting the drive or deleting partitions.
when you get to the point where it says: Reformat? select: repair existing installation.
This normally puts everything back to a default state. You will need to load the motherboard and printer drivers after it repairs. You can download the drivers from the manufacturer websites.