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partition and boot disk error?

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Hey all...

Did a full scan with AVG

 

this is what came up:

 

1...Partition Table (MBR) reading error

 

2...Boot Sector of Disk reading error

 

Can anyone help

Thanks

Wendi

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Consider System File Checker

 

Start - Run - sfc /scannow

Have your OS installation CD available to replace missing or corrupt files if SFC calls for it.

 

 

how ya been wendiau?

 

Best Regards

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repair the boot sector

How to Repair the Boot Sector:

If XP won't start it may be due to a damaged boot sector or a missing or corrupt ntldr  or ntdetect.com files.

 

To replace damaged ntldr and ntdetect.com you can copy fresh files from the XP CD using  the COPY command. Boot with the XP CD and enter the Recovery Console (as above). At the Command Prompt type the following (where "X" is your CD-Rom drive letter) allowing the files  to overwrite the old  files

        COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C:

        COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:

 

To repair a damaged Boot Sector at the command prompt type FIXBOOT and press Enter. Then answer "Y"

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp....0Boot%20Sector:

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Consider System File Checker

 

Start - Run - sfc /scannow

Have your OS installation CD available to replace missing or corrupt files if SFC calls for it.

 

 

how ya been wendiau?

 

Best Regards

Hiya...been well :)

 

Thanks for asking.....

 

Tried that but didn't work :(

 

I have win me so could make a difference

 

Take care :) see ya soon

Wendi

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Hiya...been well :)

 

Thanks for asking.....

 

Tried that but didn't work :(

 

I have win me so could make a difference

 

Take care :) see ya soon

Wendi

Help Please :)

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you'll need a boot disk....

 

FIRST......Put your boot floppy disk in the floppy

drive and turn on the PC.On some computers,

you may have to access the bios and select the

Boot priority to your A: drive.Save any changes

and select "Start Computer without CDROM

support" and press Enter.Once you are at the

A prompt,type dir c: and press enter.

 

SECOND......To correct the problem of your computer

not booting up,type in "fdisk /mbr" and press Enter

to restore your master boot record.Type "Scandisk C:"

to check the hard drive for errors that have occurred.

You can also type "Sys C:" to hopefully restore files

needed to boot up your computer.

http://www.howtodothings.com/ViewArticle.aspx?Article=114

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you'll need a boot disk....

 

 

 

http://www.howtodothings.com/ViewArticle.aspx?Article=114

Hey Joe C

 

Thanks for reply:)

 

ok computer is booting up ok but a little slow (black screen with curser blinking top left side) for about 30 secs......then comes online.....

 

Its in the AVG scan that says Boot Sector of Disk...reading error......

 

How do I check if the boot sector is ok?

 

 

Thanks

Wendi...

also..i do have boot disk :).....

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Its in the AVG scan that says Boot Sector of Disk...reading error......

Possibly, AVG retains an archaic boot record that confliicts with your new installation. Try uninstalling AVG, cleansing your registry of AVG entries and rebooting.

 

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