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Mbr error dont knw wat to do i have a mbr error i dont have cd wat do i do please help asap.

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Try to use eRecovery, and see if it works. (Not a reference to Windows System Restore)

If it does not, you have a harddrive issue. A physical problem with the harddrive. (You may have a bad sector inside the harddrive. The Master Boot Record is located in a sector, on the outside track of one of the platter's)

[Sector? Track? Platter? If you are not familiar with the construction of a harddrive, these terms mean nothing. You may want to check this link out for further information, about the construction of a basic personal computer harddrive,

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm

There are three ways to access eRecovery,

1.Using the backup disks you made, when you turned your laptop on the first time.
(Didn't do this if you are the first owner of this laptop? Don't feel alone. Many do not. You are only asked once if you want to make backup disks for recovery, and this is when the laptop is new from the factory, and turned on for the first time)

2.Use the eRecovery that is stored on your computers harddrive. You can access it even when you cannot access Windows. [Such as where you are now]
(If you Do Not have the backup recovery disks, this is another option)

3.Go to Gateway Support, Contact Support, and obtain the recovery disk/s for your laptop.


A.With No.1 above, you power on the laptop, open the optical drive, (CD/DVD drive), insert Backup No.1 disk you made, close the optical drive tray. Instructions will come up, and lead you through the steps.
Advise: Choose Repair

B.With No.2 above, you power on your laptop, hold the ALT key down, and press the F10 key.
(If the laptop is already on, restart it. To do this you press the ALT key, CTRL key, and DEL key, AT THE SAME TIME. {Not 'shouting')

Gateway Recovery Management will open. Click on,
Restore system from factory default. Click Next to continue.

(Warning! All of your downloaded programs, and programs You have installed, will be Gone!
Same thing with applications. Anything in your My Documents folder, [WinXP}, will be gone!
{My Pictures, My Music, My Videos, and personal documents}
If you have Win Vista, your Documents folder will be wiped out. This is because these programs/applications, and personal documents, were not there when the laptop came from the factory]

C.With No.3 above, you insert the recovery disk/s from Gateway, then when asked choose Repair.


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1. You can fix the MBR error by booting the Computer with a Windows Setup disk.

2. Boot from the Windows CD, and press "R" to enter the Recovery Console.

3. In the Recovery Console Enter your Administrator password.

4. Type in the following: bootcfg /rebuild

5. Then: fix mbr

6. Type: Exit


Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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