I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook running XP Pro. Today it stops at message "Loading PBR 2...done". It does not boot any further.
I run diagnostic test by pressing fn key and power it on. Here is the result:
1. Quick (system) test: pass
2. Complete hard disk test: Read test and Verify test failed at block14277757, all other tests (confidence test, device self test, seek test, S.M.A.R.T test) pass.
Q#1. What is the cause of this issue: MBR corrupted?
Q#2. How to fix it without reinstalling the Windows XP and application on it?
Q#3. Will the block#14277757 cause any issue if I have to reinstall the Windows?