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    Disk Boot Failure

    Just a quick question here
    My dad switched his machine off at the wall one night when his machine wouldn't turn off. Now when he next went to use it, he switched it on and he got a message just after POST that said "Disk Boot Failure. Insert Boot Disk To Continue"
    He hard drive and everything is fine (from what I know) and I reckon its something todo with the Master Boot Record, being corrupted or something?
    Anyway I could repair it if this is it?
    Cheers

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      • CPU:
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    He got a floppy disk in the drive, a cd rom in the cd rom drive ?

    if not he might have naffed thr MBR of the hdd up....



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    Yeah, nothing in cd, floppy so it sounds like a naffed up MBR.
    Any way to repair it or do I need to format?

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    There are utils out there that can try to repair the mbr one such tool is Ontrack Diskmanager 2000, there may be other's but thats the only one i have used.



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    Windows recovery console will do it, just type "fixmbr"

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    http://networking.earthweb.com/netse...cle.php/625721
    Is that any good? or wouldn't it work
    By the way my dad is using Windows XP home

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    Thats if hes on XP....seen has he didn't say i can onlu asume.



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    Yeah, i'll go and try that later and tell you what happens, hope it works.
    Cheers

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