I have my computer boot from my Windows disk, but then I get to those commands and nothing works. rakkk says: 6 years ago WOAH! Can I use the repair to move the mbr to my primary hard drive now without losing all the programs ive installed and/or having to reinstall the os + formating? Let me know if this works. Check This Out
This was probably a bad idea, to tinker while defragmenting, right? Clair Shores MI Posts: 173 OS: Win 7 Pro, Ubuntu 9.10 My System is the cd in the drive? 07-28-2008, 07:25 PM #17 Muskrat Registered Member Join Date: What is it if it isn't my MBR? Thanks, Mark Balguren says: 6 years ago Hello, OK I will try to explain this. great post to read
I tried booting from my XP Home CD and entering the Recovery Console to see if I could browse the hard drive, but it could not seem to detect it or Quote: Originally Posted by eneles Welcome to TSF. Thanks for this tutorial :) Brian says: 5 years ago This just saved my day. XP crashed; can't read HDD; "Invalid partition table".
One has Vista HP (32 bit), the other Ubuntu 10.4 which is now corrupted due to a video card issue. Please advise, thanks. I never really got the MBR missing error, but i knew thats what it was. Hirens Boot Cd Here are the steps to follow: 1.
tony007 says: 7 years ago The only command that worked was bootrec.exe all the rest I got is not recognised as an internal or external command TheKrimzonGhost says: 7 years ago gil sadohgh says: 6 years ago Thanks for the tip. :) You saved my life. Now type bootrec.exe and press Enter. Thankfully it only takes minutes to run a scan and see what issues Reimage can detect and fix.
First, restart your computer with the Windows XP setup disk in the CD drive. If you are attempting to repair the default boot drive, you can type fixmbr and hit enter. Then I could not boot any system anymore. This will rebuild the boot configuration data and hopefully fix your problem.
But everytime I try any of the commands, I either get "is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." Or I get a list of I just get a blue blank screen and nothing happens after that. Windows Xp Fixboot Also, make sure you only use these commands on a system with one operating system installed. Windows Xp Won't Boot none says: 7 years ago this doesn't help much when you CANT get into recovery console BECAUSE your MBR is messed up.
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion his comment is here I waited a few moments, then rebooted and entered the BIOS to set the boot devices back to their default order: Floppy, HDD then CD. I looked and the system was rebooting, which was fair enough. Virus Damage Once your computer has been infected with a virus, it's no longer the same. Mbrfix
I had a previous installation of windows vista on (hd0,0) that was not in use, a new installation of vista on (hd2,0) that was in use, and an opensuse installation on I booted from the XP CD as described above and did fixmbr only. SATA Drives Check that the power and data cables are properly seated in the drive and motherboard. http://flashcodehacks.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-home-edition-upgrade-to-windows-7.html Last edited: Jan 23, 2013 #5 Like Reply Jan 23, 2013 #6 DerStrom8 Well-Known Member Feb 20, 2011 2,428 1,329 Llamarama said: ↑ Thanks for the quick advide Matt, sadly I
Did you have to re-write the partition table? #4 Like Reply Jan 23, 2013 #5 Llamarama Thread Starter Active Member Feb 1, 2010 62 2 I'm using FAT32 because I When I go to right-click and choose properties, I cannot change drive letter and it refuse access with following message: "The operation faild to complete because the disk management console is XP crashed; can't read HDD; "Invalid partition table".
For a filename enter /media/sda1/mbr.bin Here is a screenshot showing the partition table data section highlighted (and the Magic number or MBR signature 55 AA or 0xaa55 which all MBRs must Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt. 4. I graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.
Eric says: 6 years ago Thanks! I rebooted once more, and then many times more, getting "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key." every single time. I’m getting “Element Not Found” errors on trying to fix server 08 with this method..need help Mike D says: 7 years ago First thank you for your posting, but what if navigate here Isn't Windows beautiful?
The POST gets the computer ready for loading the operating system. If this works a screen should appear giving you a list. Anyway, when I do this, I get the same black screen with a flashing text cursor. I've deleted the partition which had 100% free space..
when reloading a ubuntu bootable disk it displays "A disk error occurred" Anthony says: 5 years ago Hi, I got a Dual Boot with WIN 7 & Ubuntu 10.04.I reinstalled my What options does it give you? rahul says: 8 years ago There is no OS to select in the vista repair option.