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Master Boot Record Error Problem!


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Follow the steps in my post #10
You burn the ISO file using Imgburn
Then leave the disk in the cdrom drive.
Reboot the system and make sure bios is set to boot to cdrom first.
Once it boots there should be a message that comes up saying To boot to cdrom push any key
Push a key and then at the command prompt type in fixmbr
click enter
when done then type exit and click enter. System will now reboot.
Change bios back to boot to hd first save and exit and let em know if system boots correctly now.


Ok where is your post # 10? Do I burn all the files that I downloaded onto the CD?
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Go backwards in the post till you find #10
The only file you should have is one called RC.ISO
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Go backwards in the post till you find #10
The only file you should have is one called RC.ISO

right, but how do you burn it in imgburn?!?! there are a bunch of different ways. which way is correct? i just burned it and it didnt work. i must have choice the wwrong one!
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Ok I got it to work! BUT, I need the admin password lol. I tried admin but that didnt work. what is the password? and i choice option 2 for the C drive correct?
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Ok I tried option 1 and 2 and still have the Master Boot Record Error. :)

I hope I did everything right!
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Ok I got it to work! BUT, I need the admin password lol. I tried admin but that didnt work. what is the password? and i choice option 2 for the C drive correct?

Ok I tried option 1 and 2 and still have the Master Boot Record Error. sad.gif

I hope I did everything right!


Where are you seeing this at?
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Ok I got it to work! BUT, I need the admin password lol. I tried admin but that didnt work. what is the password? and i choice option 2 for the C drive correct?

Ok I tried option 1 and 2 and still have the Master Boot Record Error. sad.gif

I hope I did everything right!


Where are you seeing this at?


Everytime I boot up again, it still has the "Master Boot Record Error, press a key"

I did everything you told me to do. I even did option 1 and 2 and even tried fixboot and nothing.
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Hmmm, is this a step to where my HD is dying? I remember now that I did get a msg a couple times saying to back up everything and replace my HD becausue it was bad. I did check the health of my HD and it is 87% so why would my HD be bad? I did download two programs as well. I do not get that.
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HD's are mechanical pieces and they can fail.
Since you stated there was a issue to begin with then let's test just the HD and see what we find.

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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HD's are mechanical pieces and they can fail.
Since you stated there was a issue to begin with then let's test just the HD and see what we find.

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

Thanks to Broni for the instructions


My HD is a Samsung thank God lol.
I download the one that says Es-tool, correct?

Nevermind, I read it, it's it lol.
I am doing it now. :)

Edited by MattCharles, 30 October 2009 - 09:21 AM.

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Not a problem.
We will wait for the results. :)
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Not a problem.
We will wait for the results. :)


Ok I booted it from the CD and it just gave me like a paragraph and then the CD stopped. Was I suppose to wait longer? My computer wasnt doing nothing, not even thinking
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It gave you a paragraph saying what?
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oh i didnt write it down lol. i can do it again when i get back from work. i gtg now. I will write it down when I get back. :)
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No hurry as we are here till the end.
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