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That probably means that your computer can't find an operating system to start. It's possible your hard drive has been removed or has permanently failed.

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Can I fix my Seagate hard drive to bootable?


Hi, two things to try.
1. If you have the Win7 cd/dvd, go here and read:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-the-windows-7-recovery-environment/

But I'm thinking that you have a few bad sectors in the HD's boot area (educed from your tzak.tzak description - which is head seek (bang) trying to find the boot sectors). Which I'm not sure that Win7 recovery can cope with. But check out this link and read/follow links:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/how-to-fix-the-boot-sector-of-windows-7/deb6ad12-a6b1-46fc-9786-240f66f9143e

And this link (better?):
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/restoring-windows-7s-master-boot-sector-to/435f7bf7-9d5b-4741-9746-945ff06e6251

or
2. Go here and get SystemRescueCd:
http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage
It contains many tools for the repair of malfed systems.
You will want to use this tool: TestDisk
TestDisk[4]
Popular disk recovery software. Recovers lost partitions and repairs unbootable systems by repairing boot sectors. It can also be used to recover deleted files from FAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystems. File system recovery is supported for reiserfs, ntfs, fat32, ext2/3 and many others.

In closing, I would get a new HD, maybe a SSD? to replace your original hard drive (It may be failing, or it took a hard knock while in the boot phase, causing head-bang in the boot sector - not good). Make the new drive your master and use the old one for misc. data that you have originals of, i.e. music cd's, dvd movies, programs off-loaded from Tivo/DVR, etc.

Hope this at least gets you going in the right direction...

Oct 25, 2014 | Seagate BARRACUDA Computers & Internet

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No boot sector on internal hard drive. No bootable


Hi there,

A boot sector is a sector of a hard disk that contains booting programs stored in the other part of the hard disk. You boot sector might have been deleted or corrupted and you can't logon until you repair or recover the boot sector. To do this you must have your OS cd. Boot from OS cd the follow below steps...

Windows Vista
1. Insert the installation disc.
2. Restart your computer
3. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.
4. Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
5. Click Repair your computer.
6. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.

7.

On the System Recovery Options menu, click Startup Repair. Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem, and if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs.


Boot from you hard disk then you're done!

Regards,
Jeep Brainy

Jul 29, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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What do i do if hard drive boot sector is lost?


What do you mean lost? Deleted? your machine will not boot without this without the disk... reinstall it with the disk that came with your computer by booting from CD and repair the hard drive boot sector.

Jan 18, 2014 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I have a Acer Aspire3680-2022 Laptop and can't boot it up. I checked the Bios and it seems to be Ok.


It could be. It could be your boot sector is placed on a bad sector of your harddrive that's why your going in repair page everytime you boot, because it cannot read your boot sector properly. Removing your harddrive and check it with HD Tune Pro to find if there is a bad sector on your harddrive. HD Tune Pro can be used in Trial Mode, google for it.

Oct 01, 2012 | Acer Aspire 3680-2022 PC Notebook

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Latitude x1 no boot sector


Why are you trying to boot from a usb device? Why not boot from your hard drive? Tell us what you are trying to do.

Apr 26, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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My dell latitude 620 is not accessing hard disk, giving report of 'No Boot sector'


> no Boot sector

A computer "boots" by reading the first few sectors from the diskette (or CD-ROM) or disk-drive, and then running the software that just was read, to "kick-start" the whole process of starting Windows.

Thus, "no boot sector" could mean:
* the disk could not be read at all,
* the information was read from the disk, but it was recognized as being a valid computer-program

So, it's possible that your disk-drive is "dying".
Take your computer to a computer-store, for more trouble-shooting.

Oct 22, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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No boot sector on hard drive


FIXBOOT writes the "boot sector" to the specified partition.
FIXMBR repairs or replaces the master boot record of the disk.

You will also want to ensure that your partition is active, because Ghost will not make a partition active unless you do a sector-by-sector backup and complete restore.

Here's what to do...

Boot from the XP / 2000 CDROM and allow the setup to begin. Once the beginning files are copied, you will be asked to Install Windows or use the Recovery Console. Please choose "r" here, to run the recovery console.

You will now type in the following commands when the prompt appears:

chkdsk /f
* This will repair any obvious file system damage, which could complicate things.

diskpart
* This will run the XP disk partition utility. We will be checking to see if your partition looks OK. If you see your partition, and the information diskpart provides appears correct, then that's a good thing. :)

Press [ESC] to exit Diskpart, when everything looks peachy.

fixboot
* We'll write a new boot sector, so the computer knows how to boot the computer

fixmbr
* We'll write a new boot record, so the computer knows how to boot Windows

You should be taken care of. If it still does not work, you may need to delete your partition(s) using diskpart, then recreate the partition(s) (using diskpart, again).

Feb 22, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 3800 Celeron 500MHZ...

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Boot Sector Error


Can you get it to boot without the BSOD? If the problem is intermittent, it's probably a flaky drive sector. If Windows will boot, you should be able to get Norton to make a good copy.

If it will no longer boot, the sector is probably corrupted. You can tell Norton to do a sector copy & ignore errors, but that may duplicate the problem.

You may want to try what's listed here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

Look under /FixMBR. You could ghost it to another drive, then try that.

Feb 06, 2009 | HP Pavilion Elite M9150F Desktop PC

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How we will repair the hard disk


Your antivirus program should be checking the boot sector for viruses. If it doesn't find any, and your machine boots fine, there's nothing else you need to do to the boot sector. The boot sector is also called the MBR - master boot record.

If there's something else you're trying to check it for, tell me what you're looking for.

Jul 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Lap top ceeps on shuting down half way threw start up no power at all.


either missing files on boot sector or a virus. try loading the windows cd and boot from it and repair boot sector or format and reinstall windows if boot repair doesnt work.

Apr 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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