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"Loading PBR for descriptor 2...failed"


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czoomie

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I think Dimension 8400 with media center edition was working fine...noticed my son had been on the machine and it seemed sluggish...ran Norton Utilities and tried to restart...then, "Loading PBR for descriptor 2...failed." Then, NOTHING. Anyone know what the problem is, what caused it and how to avoid in the future? Thanks! Dell suggests System Restore which seems to be their short answer for anything but don't want to lose data which naturally is not backed-up.
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Forgot to mention I was having so many problems with this machine that a System restore was done about a month ago also at the suggestion of Dell. Bought this machine in January 2005. Also had a BIOS version problem back in March. I am novice. Thanks!
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PBR is the Partition Boot Record.
There might be something wrong with ur Hard-disk.
Follow the steps below:
Start->Run. Type cmd.
In the command-prompt window, type chkdsk /f. Press Enter.
(Note: The scan will take place on next reboot, so u might be prompted for restart.)

Edited by darth_ash, 07 August 2005 - 03:40 AM.

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