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Master Boot Record Error Problem!


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#46
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Hi Matt.. you could try, one of these days, a program called EASEUS PARTITION, there's a freeware version in the site http://www.partition...om/personal.htm. I can assure you that is better than partition magic and it would probably have some MBR features.
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The above will have no help in this issue due to the partition is there but that the system is not seeing the MBR correctly.
Again as Happyrock and myself have stated the issue is with a FAT32 giving the DOS errors. Please check on the suggestions we have offered and let us know the results.
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disconnect any external drives and unplug anything connected by usb...
remove all cd and dvds except the rc.iso cd...

boot from the rc.iso cd....click on r to repair...
once your at the prompt type fixmbr press enter...reboot
no joy ....boot from the cd again...
type in fixboot press enter...reboot
nojoy...boot from the cd again...

Type in bootcfg /scan and press Enter

if it says total identified window installs: 1

Type in bootcfg /rebuild and press Enter...

It will identify your XP installation...type Y once you see this prompt.

You will be prompted to enter the load identifier...type in Microsoft XP Home Edition or Microsoft XP Professional depending on whichever version you have...press enter

You will be prompted to enter the load options...type in /fastdetect and press Enter

Type in exit and press Enter

remove the cd and Reboot
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Sorry I am taking so long to reply, I haven't been feeling well. I will do everything happyrock has for me to do and I will post my results. I have a feeling it is being routed onto my second HD. It is my second HD and its internal so I have to open up my PC to disconnect it, then do everything above. then It should be working right, correct? :)
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Second internal drive shouldn't be a problem but you can disconnect it and that would take that possibility out of the equation.
If you have any external devices attached disconnect them till this is resolved.
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Second internal drive shouldn't be a problem but you can disconnect it and that would take that possibility out of the equation.
If you have any external devices attached disconnect them till this is resolved.


Well, I think it is the problem because I just disconnected all my USB ports and I followed all the comands above and I am still having the same problem. So I am gonna discount it and see what happens.
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also, am i picking option 1 or 2 for the minint or CWindows?
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Ok still having the same problem, did everything what happyrock said to do. I did not disconnect my second HD because you said it doesnt matter. :)
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Try again and disconnect thew second drive.,
Not sure why it would make a difference as the mbr should be located on the main drive. Stranger things have happened though.
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Try again and disconnect thew second drive.,
Not sure why it would make a difference as the mbr should be located on the main drive. Stranger things have happened though.


ok doing that now, and also do i use option 1 or 2?
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You want the C:\Windows option
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Ok it was my internal drive that was the problem. As soon as I unplugged it, the error went away. I also noticed that the backup drive was given a different drive as well. How do I get it back to the other drive letter? If I plug my internal HD in will this error come back? should I do everything again with out the internal HD in, will that make a difference?
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Are your drives IDE or SATA?
Are they if IDE on the same ribbon?
Have you checked the jumper settings to make sure one is set as master and the other as slave?
Does the bios identify them correctly in boot sequence?
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don't worry about the drive letter assigned by windows to the various drives...its naming is dependent on whats attached to the system at the time you boot...
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don't worry about the drive letter assigned by windows to the various drives...its naming is dependent on whats attached to the system at the time you boot...


Ok, I got ride of the boot error! Thank you sooo, sooo much! (Also Thank you rshaffer61 for your help as well! :) )

My PC, is back to normal now! To bad, I did a FULL recovery again for no reason lol, but I got all my programs back on again lol. Thanks, once again! :)
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