View Full Version : Mbr problem ?

08-06-2005, 07:28 AM
I have a HP Pavilion 6327 running 98se.Grand daughter crashed it.On rebooting it goes to blue screen,runs scandisk then goes into thorough scandisk where it gets about a third through and says there was an error running scandisk exe and stops,then tries to go through it all again.I ran a utility that says I have an error in my mbr so went to dos,tried scandisk/mbr but no change. Any thoughts,Max.

Terry Porritt
08-06-2005, 07:39 AM
The command to re-write the mbr from dos is fdisk /mbr
You need to do this from a win98 boot disk that has the fdisk program on it .


08-06-2005, 05:57 PM
Did that,still the same,Cheers,Max.

08-06-2005, 06:42 PM
Well, guess whats next. A reinstall. Although the drive itself could have a problem...

08-06-2005, 06:51 PM
It could in fact be a corrupt fat boot sector which is different to the mbr. The good news is that the fat(32) filesystem creates a backup of the boot sector. The bad news is that it is not easy to repair, and there are not many programs out there that can.

Testdisk is one that I can recommend though, it is very good and it is free.

You can find it here (http://www.cgsecurity.org/index.html?testdisk.html)

Before you use it, make sure to read the documentation (http://www.cgsecurity.org/phpwiki/index.php/testdisk) thoroughly

08-06-2005, 08:40 PM
Hi all,downloade testdisk and had a look but it's beyond me,may have to