I think you misunderstood me. Several months ago, I installed 98 as a second OS, and then removed it. Now I've tried to get it back. At first I could only boot into 98, but then I tried to do the fix mbr option on the Windows XP CD. This caused me to get the message on boot-up. At this point I can:
1. boot up with the Windows XP and 98 CDs (not into the OS's though, just to the setup menus)
2. boot into DOS with a boot floppy I made with another XP machine's boot files. However, in this DOS, none of the drive letters correspond to that of my XP partition, although I have seen this partition in the XP CD's repair mode.
I recently converted to NTFS, which I read somwhere will copy the boot info to another part of the drive, and can be used as a backup if the original is damaged. Do you know of any tools to do this in DOS?
(Sorry if this is confusing. Post replies for clarification of anything. And thanks again for your help!)