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Boot Sector Of Disk

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Ive had this problem for ages with my laptop. It regularly shuts down and when I turn it back on I get this blue screen telling me my disk needs to be checked for consistency . My AVG scanner is picking out boot sector of disk - change. Anyone know how I can sort this problem out?


Edited by Snacktapus, 20 February 2008 - 12:57 PM.

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You might want to read this Microsoft article.


While this may not be your problem, there is still some kind of software that is changing the boot sector at every startup. I have read that AVG anti-virus can cause this problem on some computers. One thing you can do is extract your boot sector to a bin file and open the file with notepad. You can then do this again and compate bin files to see if and where there are any changes. Another cause for this problem in laptops is that your BIOS battery is dead, so the computer has to rebuild the BIOS every time it starts. I have a real old Toshiba720CDT that does this but its not worth replacing the battery so i keep the laptop just to show people what the old laptops were like.

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