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MBR error 1 + 3

Posted on 2008-10-01
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I have a user who's receiving a MBR error 1 and MBR error 3 on boot up.

I've done some research on the net for the issue and it's related to acronis software (we used it to image the machine) and from what I've seen on the net, the fix recommended is to go into recovery console and do a fixmbr.

The problem I'm running into is that after doing the command in recovery console I'm now getting the message "error loading Operating system".

The thing that looks out of place to me is that in recovery console the windows directory comes up as F:\windows and not C:\windows. It's a standard install so Windows should be loaded on the c:\ drive and it's only coming up on the F:\ when the recovery console is being used.

Any ideas on how to fix this? It's a laptop so it's not an easy fix to put the HD into another machine as the secondary to make any changes that might be needed.
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Try using the "fixboot" command in recover console.
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After using fixboot. It said that there was some corruption and the boot sector was recreated.

Now all I get is a blinking cursor when booting up.
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If you're getting messages about corruption you should run a "chkdsk /r" from recovery console, it should come up saying its fixed one or more errors or something along those lines.

If all else fails, you should try doing a repair installation of windows, you won't lose any data but all windows updates, service packs aswell as any 3rd party software would need to be reinstalled.
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Already ran the chkdsk /r and the same problems happen.

Also tried going in to do a repair install and while it has the partitions they was they were created, it's only allowing a format-install option on the drive windows drive.

When I do the fixboot it says the partition type is unknown, says it's corrupted, then does another scan, determines it's NTFS, and creates the boot sector.

Any ideas why the windows directory is coming up as the F:\ instead of the C:\ in recovery console?
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I'm just going to re-image the machine. Wasted too much time on it already.
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