Hi All... I've got a Dell Inspiron Laptop with a boot problem. On boot-up I get the Dell logo...then some text appears for a flash at the top. I caught it with my digital camera. It says "Loading PBR for discriptor 2...." then the screen stays dark. I think the "PBR" stands for Partition Boot Record...What kind of fix am I looking at. The laptop belongs to a friends college student daughter...of course she dosen't want to loose anything on the machine.......Thanks for any help Don
Unplug all peripherals and try to boot up. USB drives plugged into Dells have been reported to do this.
Otherwise this may be the Dell trying to load the Image Restore Partition if the OS partition is damaged.