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MBR error My Compaq laptop is giving an MBR error. I tried using Bootmaster software burned on a bootable CD and the laptop won't boot to the CD drive - keeps throwing the MBR error. I did not test the CD on my desktop to see if it is indeed bootable. Is this safe to try? Where do I turn next?

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MBR = Master Boot Record
It could be that you have a bad hard drive.
Yes, test the CD in another computer (just abort the install after you establish it is ok).
It could also be that your BIOS may be having a problem (the can boot from CD).

How old is the laptop?

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