MBR error 1 + 3
Posted on 2008-10-01
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.