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Hi there.. i'd really hate to say it but you have to reinstall your operating system.. honestly even if your're gonna try running chkdsk/p or /r it still no good it will just waste your time.

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I have a message that says ..loading PBR for descriptor 2...done, when i turn my laptop on and thats as far as my laptop will go. It is a insprion 5160


PBR is the partition boot record and holds information regarding how to boot.
Dell systems use three partitions on the Hard disk - descriptor 1 is the Dell Utility partition, 2 is the XP partition, and 3 is the Dell Restore partition.

The error you are getting is due to a corrupt boot record.

Try this:
1- Start up the computer and click F12 to give you the boot-up options.
2- Insert Windows Installation/Recovery CD into CDROM, choose CDROM boot option and click enter.
3- Let the installation process continue until it prompts you "Press R to repair". . .this should then take you into the DOS mode.
4- Type in FIXBOOT and when prompted, press "Y" to start creating the new boot partition. If everything goes right, you should get a message saying the partition was corrupted and a new one was created successfully.
5- Remove the CD and reboot your system, everything SHOULD be ok now.

N.B: Dont try a FIXMBR or you'll loose you hidden dell partitions, meaning if you haven't backed it up onto DVD, you cant go back to the original factory settings if you ever need to.

Feb 28, 2011 | Dell PC Laptops

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I have a dell inspiron 1300 and I accidently shoot down the PC during the runing program when I restarted again what I get just a black screen and a message Loading for PBR for descriptor 2 ...done. I...


Start the PC and run diagnostics (Fn + Power) then run the hard drive diagnostics. If this fails then chances are the Hard Drive has errors which probably means you would be lucky to get your file back Im afraid.

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May I know whether the Hard Drive is listed in the BIOS? Try reinstalling the Windows using the Windows OS disc.

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Loading pbr 2 done message


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I have a new Mini and I can not get the thing to work. When I turn the notebook on it has it?s boot up screen, then it goes blank and says this ?Loading PBR for descriptor 2...done? So how do I fix this?


I would recommend that you take it back to the store where you purchased it. Or call tech support if your unit is under warranty. CLICK HERE for a link to Dell Tech support. Good Luck with that!

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When I first power up the notebook, it says " loading PBR for descriptor 2...done" pleaseadvise what to do next?


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Loading PBR for descriptor 2...done


Boot to the Diagnistics FN+POWER at boot, run hard drive diagnostics. The PBR Descriptor 2 message is part of the normal boot process (directing the boot loader to Primary Boot Recond 2, the C: Drive) but usually flashes on an off so fast most people never notice it. Since the boot process is not going past the re-direct it is indicative of a bad hdd (Since the re-image process crashed)
Most likely you are looking at a hard drive replacement.
Regardless you are going to need an XP CD (you'll have to reinstall windows or run recovery console at a minimum)

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