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My PC has a lost master boot record. Is there anyway to retrieve photos and Word documents? Using Windows XP.

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If you have a Windows XP disk, insert it into your computer before start up, and choose repair.When prompted, log in and type fixmbr .
Then reboot without the CD.

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MFP-05333449


Master Reset?

Meaning?

A) Master Password:
Laptop is taken down to nearest authorized agent, (Dealer or Repair Shop), and a Master Password is asked for.

You need to bring;
1) Form of Identification
2) Receipt for purchase of laptop
3) Credit Card or Debit Card

Authorized agent contacts laptop manufacturer.

Once the laptop manufacturer checks out whether the laptop is stolen, or not, (By their records), and receiving copy of ID, copy of purchase receipt, and fee, they will grant a Master Password.

The authorized agent then uses the master password, and sets another password of your choice, or No password if you choose.
The master password is Not given out.

B) Master reset being, reset the laptop back to the way it was, Day 1 from the factory.

Use the Restoration Disk, (CD)
When asked perform a Full Install.
Also known as Destructive Installation.

ALL personal records stored will be Gone.
1) No photos,
2) No videos,
3) No personal documents you have created, or downloaded,
4) No programs you have physically installed, or downloaded.

NOTHING is saved past Day 1 from the factory.

C) Windows installation disk:

Use the same Windows operating system, (i.e., Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc), from a NEW genuine copy of Windows.

Go into the BIOS Setup (utility), and in Boot Options, set the first boot device to CDROM.

This way the laptop will boot from the Windows CD.

"Master reset is a term used to describe the process of restoring an electronic device's FACTORY settings."

Have no clue what MFP - 05333449 is.

The laptop Model Number, (Product Number for HP), is on the Bottom of the laptop. (Or Netbook)
[ For example HP has a white Service Tag on the bottom.
P/N = Product Number ]

Post back in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

Apr 17, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Corrupt missing C:\windows\system32\config\system no original windows xp oem disk cannot use recovery console cannot get to a c:/ prompt no floppies have cd rom bios does not support usb boot possiblity...


Your master boot record of the hard disk is damaged. I suppose you have access to CDROM through bios. But it is not clear from your question. Set CDROM as first boot device. Get a bootable CD & make sure that it contains fdisk utility. Boot from it & you will get a:\ prompt. at a:\prompt type fdisk/mbr & press enter. Your master boot record of hard disk will replace. Now you will be able to go to c:\ prompt. Use your your xp cd to recover your windows.
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Jul 14, 2011 | Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop

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My hp beeps and shows a black screen when trying to start up


Hp Support ---->Link.
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Cause 1 This issue may occur if you have a CD, a DVD or a floppy disk in your CD, DVD, or floppy drive when you start the computer. Cause 2 This issue occurs if one or more of the following elements are corrupted and will not load during the boot sequence of the computer:
  • Master boot record
  • Partition tables
  • Boot sector
  • NTLDR file

Method 1: Troubleshoot the specific element that causes Windows not to loadNote This option requires that you perform multiple steps to determine the exact element that causes the issue. This option may allow for you to keep customizations in Windows.
  1. Restart your computer in safe mode. To do this, press the F8 key while Windows is starting. Then, create a Windows XP boot disk to start the computer.

    For more information about how to create a Windows XP boot disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 305595 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305595/ ) How to create a bootable floppy disk for an NTFS or FAT partition in Windows XP 315222 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/ ) A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP If you can start the computer from the boot disk without receiving an error message, the damage is limited to the master boot record, the boot sector, or the NTLDR file. After Windows XP is running, immediately back up all data before you try to fix the boot sector.

    Use Disk Management to view the partition information and to verify that the disk partition (or partitions) is correct. To use Disk Management, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
    2. Expand Storage, and then click Disk Management.
    If invalid partitions are present or you cannot start your computer by using a boot disk, consider reinstalling Windows XP on your computer and restoring your data and configuration information from a recent backup.

    If you do not have a current backup copy of the data on the computer, contact a computer specialist to determine the best method of data recovery and configuration.
  2. Run a current virus scanning program to verify that no virus is present.
  3. Repair the master boot record by using the FIXMBR command from the Windows XP Recovery Console.

Oct 06, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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How do I rebuild the MBR?


Hi,

You will need an XP install CD for this and also set the CD/DVD drive as the first boot device.

  1. Watch for a Press any key to boot from CD... message similar to the one shown above.

  2. Press a key to force the computer to boot from the Windows CD. If you do not press a key, your PC will continue to boot to the Windows XP installation that's currently installed on your hard drive. If this happens, simply reboot and try to boot to the Windows XP CD again.
  3. When the Windows XP Professional/Home Setup screen appears, press R to enter Recovery Console.
  4. The Recovery Console is now loading but needs to know which Windows installation to access. Most users only have a single Windows XP installation so the choice is usually clear.
    To the Which Windows installation would you like to log onto question, press 1 and then Enter.
  5. The Recovery Console now needs to know the administrator password for this Windows XP installation. Unless you are using a PC in a sizable business network, the administrator password is most likely the same password you use to access Windows XP on a daily basis. To the Type the Administrator password request, enter the password and press Enter.
    Note: If you do not have a password or Windows XP normally starts without asking for one, simply press Enter.
  6. Type fixmbr and then press Enter.
  7. The fixmbr utility will write a master boot record to the hard drive that you're currently using to boot into Windows XP. This will repair any corruption or damage that the master boot record may have.
  8. Take out the Windows XP CD, type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
    Assuming that a corrupt master boot record was your only issue, Windows XP should now start normally.

Regards.

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I cannot turn on the wifi using the Fn-2 key


Not sure on the wifi part but as far as your lost files... when you reinstalled the operating system(windows xp), depending on the options you choose, there is the posibility of losing all of your personal data. This does not nesicarrily mean that the data is gone gone forever kinda thing but it can be an expensive process to recover data that has been deleted and there is not guarentee that all or any of it can be retrieved.
I have used the recovermyfiles software at the site below, before and it took a long time and did recover a good deal of data when my wife did a system restore(reinstalled XP) but it was a lot to sort through because the files do not keep their original name most of the time.... anyway it may be something you want to look into.

http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

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Can i recover lost dictation?


Possible? YES, Easy? Not always.

First things first: DO NOT take any more dictations with the recorder that you want to recover files from in case you may quite possibly ruin your chances of voice memo file recovery.

Then connect your recorder to a PC with a recovery program installed. Photo Recovery Software (also recover Voice memos, audio and video files) is right what you need to use if you are running Windows. If you are Mac OS X users, turn to Data Recovery for Mac.

But you should remember - the more you use your recorder, the less likely you may be able to recover the deleted files back! So STOP using the device ASAP. Hope my answer is helpful to you. Best regards!

Feb 04, 2010 | Olympus DS-2 Digital Voice Recorder

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Black Screen on Dell Dimension 3100 on boot up. Running Windows XP Home Edition. This happen before you get to the Windows login screen.


If you have a black screen it means the system cannot boot into your master boot record, you should reinstall the system using a bootable Windows XP CD, and perform a repair,( not the Repair Console).

When youre in the Windows XP Wizard screen, press enter , accept the license agreement, and then it will check for existing windows xp partitions, press R to repair the existing Windows XP installation, and wait til it gets your system restored.

Jan 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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It cant find operating system on boot up


What current operating system do you have? if you have windows xp, you should try repairing it using a Windows Bootable CD, or you should make a new master boot record.

Jan 03, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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HI my sons acer travel/mate 6292 has crashed and will not boot up, the screen is black but its stating the NTLDR is missing and asking to press ctrl,alt, and delete to restart, yet when I do this it goes...


Hi tracey,

Cause for the NTLDR missing:
  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable. are
Solutions:

Computer is booting from a non-bootable source


Windows XP users
  1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.
Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file

Edit the boot.ini on the root directory of the hard disk drive and verify that it is pointing to the correct location of your Windows operating system and that the partitions are properly defined. Additional information about the boot.ini can be found on document CH000492.
Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32
If you are getting this error message while you are attempting to upgrade to Windows 2000 or Windows XP from Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME running FAT32 please try the below recommendations.
  1. Boot the computer with a Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME bootable diskette.
  2. At the A:\> prompt type:

    sys c: <press enter>

  3. After pressing enter you should receive the "System Transferred" message. Once this has been completed remove the floppy diskette and reboot the computer.
New hard disk drive being added

If you are attempting to add a new hard disk drive to the computer make sure that drive is a blank drive. Adding a new hard disk drive to a computer that already has Windows installed on it may cause the NTLDR error to occur.
If you are unsure if the new drive is blank or not try booting from a bootable diskette and format the new hard disk drive.
Corrupt boot sector / master boot record
It's possible your computer's hard disk drive may have a corrupt boot sector and/or master boot record. These can be repaired through the Microsoft Windows Recovery console by running the fixboot and fixmbr commands.
Additional information and help in getting into the Microsoft Windows Recovery console can be found on document CH000627.

Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP

If you have tried each of the above recommendations that apply to your situation and you continue to experience this issue it is possible you may have a seriously corrupted version of Microsoft Windows. Therefore we would recommend you reinstall Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
If you are encountering this issue during your setup you may wish to completely erase your computer hard disk drive and all of its existing data and then install Microsoft Windows 2000 / Windows XP. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186.

Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable
This issue has been known to be caused by a loose or fault IDE/EIDE cable. If the above recommendation does not resolve your issue and your computer hard disk drive is using an IDE or EIDE interface. Verify the computer hard disk drive cable is firmly connected by disconnected and reconnecting the cable.
If the issue continues it is also a possibility that the computer has a faulty cable, try replacing the hard disk drive cable with another cable and/or a new cable.
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