Can not see mbr, partitions on Winxp hard drive
Posted on 2006-04-26
I am running Winxp pro- I tried to install Norton Systemworks with GOBACK to protect my computer and ending up with major problems. During the installation (which was from Symantec's website - so I have no CD) it said it completed but when I went to reboot I keep getting boot up errors. I went to Norton's website and read, and downloaded, and read and downloaded on how to remove GOBACK (which is my problem) from the MBR. Nothing would work. I tried some 3rd party software and now, in complete frustration have wiped out the MBR with no back ups. Now I am using a 3rd party software Restorer2000 to retrieve my lost data- which in demo mode looks like it will be real easy and I can recover almost 100 percent of my data. SO, here is my question, once I recover my data, I would like to try and "recreate" MBR so it sees my partitions as it once did and have it be able to boot to XP again. Reason for it , is I have so many programs purchased that require keys and if you reinstall you have to go back and tell them what an idiot you are and have them issue a new ket, etc......... Or I have programs but have misplaced the intall CD's. Can anyone help.