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Dell System DV051 Not working prop. after storm

I ersed the hard drive with a eraser disk. Now
I get this error.
UNABLE to locate
media Direct Bios table

Error w/ MD3 Power Button

When I try to reload software from orig. disk

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I believe this is due to Media Direct requiring a 2G hidden partition and entries in the MBR. As I understand it you have to boot from the Media Direct disc first for it to recreate the partition assuming it has been deleted then install your OS. If you do not want the Media Direct then you should be able to use the OS disc recovery console to repair the MBR.

More info can be obtained from the Dell Forum

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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