I have a customer whose boot sector got overwritten for the second time in two months. Computer is a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop running XP SP3.
Is there a way to back up the boot record? Fixboot and Fixmbr did not work.
I have the hard drive that wouldn't boot because of the overlay.
Is there a way to figure out what clobbered it?
If I make her primary id a limited id might that prevent it from happening again? That’s going on the assumption that it’s some program she’s running that’s doing this and without administrative privileges it couldn’t access that area of the hard drive.