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I have a Dell 5150 that needed rebuilding but no matter what I did I couldn’t access the recovery mode (CTRL-F11 on boot).

I spent a lot of time messing about installing from older CD’s, booting from USB into Ubuntu to check the system, etc.

Then I found this http://www.goodells.net/dellrestore/fixes.shtml one of many articles by Dan Goodel that describes how it works and how to fix the MBR to get the loader back.

He even provides utilities on bootable floppy and CDROM images to do the job for you.

One download, burn and boot later and my server is now back up and running.

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