Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:53 PM
I haven't used Win 9x in 10 years...but my understanding is that Win 9x is based on DOS, while XP is not.
To me, that means that any commands that may work in DOS on Win 9x systems...will have no impact on XP and later O/Ses.
In addition, each O/S uses a different file system...Win 9x uses FAT while XP uses NTFS (although it can be installed on FAT).
In short, I don't have any answers for you...I've given the known fix for black screen/blinking cursor in XP, that's the best I can do, sorry.
It seems that there ought to be other utilities which one could use to overcome mbr problems in XP, but I certainly have no experience/knowledge of such.