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Mbr.exe suggests there is a birs MBR:\\physycaldrive() (hidden boot sector)- I tried to solve with antivirus, but i didn't work. Could you help me?

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Howdy - That's not the tool you would use for such an issue. You need a hard disk partitioning tool.
If what you are experiencing is a virus, particularly a root kit virus I would not trust anything to remove it except a full repartitioning and formating of the hard drive.

A perfect one would be EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition available HERE (I have no connection to the company except that of a satisfied user).

It's free and well documented and easy to use but PLEASE be aware (If you're not already) that tools such as this can easily wipe out your HD and any data on it if you are not paying strict attention. Before mucking around with this software (or any like it) please make sure you have at least one full backup (if there is important data involved).

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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this will help you

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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Trying to restore to factory settings. i pressed f8 but option "repair your computer isnt there"


try cntrl + F11 at start up

WHAT CAN CAUSE PC RESTORE TO FAIL?
If the hidden DSR (Dell System Restore) partition is removed


If the MBR (Master Boot Record) is modified in any way (such as if you load the Vista Upgrade over XP)


If you change the MBR but the pointers to the DSR partition are left, the DSR will boot, detect that the MBR has changes, and flash a screen that informs you that the MBR has changed and that image restore will not run


If you create additional partitions, changing the MBR, Dell PC Restore will be disabled to prevent it from overwriting these partitions that may contain critical data during a restore operation


If you add a second SATA drive and migrate to a RAID array using the Intel applications accelerator in windows, running PC Restore will put the image back on C:\, but the system will not boot since the boot sector is looking for the ATA driver (factory image) and the bios is looking for the RAID driver (migrated configuration)

If any of these occur, you cannot set the system back to Factory condition. You must manually load the operating system, drivers, and all application software.

Mar 27, 2012 | Dell XPS 410 PC Desktop

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MRB Error message on Gateway laptop 6510GZ. how can we resolve?


First of all I'm not this smart. I found it and pasted it here for you from:
http://www.pcpowerguide.com/windows/damaged-mbr-error-message/

They get all the credit!

MBR is the acronym for Master Boot Record. The master boot record is located in the boot section of your hard drive, which is the first sector on the first platter. When you boot your computer, the master boot record tells the computer's BIOS (Basic Input Output System) where to find the bootstrap code for the operating system.
So if the MBR is corrupted, the BIOS can't find the operating system and you can get error messages like the following ones:
  • Missing operating system
  • Error loading system
  • Invalid partition table
Looks pretty scary, doesn't it?
However, it is usually not that hard to fix a corrupted MBR and usually the rest f the hard drive is just fine and will boot normally once your fix the master boot record.
What Causes Damage to the MBR? A lot of things can cause damage to the MBR such as viruses designed to corrupt the boot sector. Some of them copy the original MBR to another file. Others do this by overwriting the MBR with virus code. In fact viruses and malware are one of the most frequent causes but, any file can become corrupted especially files that are accessed as frequently as the MBR.
How to Fix the MBR The stapes to fix the MBR are slightly different in the different versions of Windows. So I will cover them separately.
Windows XP
  1. Insert your XP installation disk in the CD-Rom and reboot the computer
  2. When asked, press any key to boot from the CD
  3. When you get the Welcome to Setup screen, press "R" to open the repair console
  4. Enter your administrator password when prompted
  5. At the command prompt, type fixmbr and press enter
  6. When a new command prompt appears, type exit
  7. Remove your installation CD
  8. Restart the computer
Windows Vista
  1. Insert your Vista installation disk in the CD-ROM and reboot the computer
  2. When asked, press any key to boot from the CD
  3. When you get the Install Windows screen, fill in the language and location options and then click Next
  4. Click on the Repair your computer option
  5. Select the Windows Vista operating system and click Next
  6. Enter your administrator password when prompted
  7. In the System Recovery Options, select Command Prompt
  8. When a command prompt appears, type bootrec.exe and press enter to fix the MBR
  9. When a new command prompt appears, type exit
  10. Remove your installation CD
  11. Click Restart in the System Recovery Options window
Windows 7
  1. Insert your Windows 7 installation disk in the CD-ROM and reboot the computer
  2. When asked, press any key to boot from the CD
  3. When you get the Install Windows screen, fill in the language, Time and Keyboard Input options and then click Next
  4. Click on the Repair your computer option
  5. In the System Recovery Options, select Command Prompt
  6. When a command prompt appears, change to the boot directory
  7. Now type bootsect /nt60 SYS and press enter to fix the MBR
  8. When a new command prompt appears, type exit
  9. Remove your installation CD
  10. Reboot the computer

Aug 14, 2011 | Gateway 6510GZ Notebook

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Mbr error


Hi there,

It might that your hard drive has bad sectors and your mbr got damaged. You can try using the windows OS cd, boot into the recovery console, check your mbr there. Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!!!!

Jan 13, 2011 | Gateway M320 XL Notebook

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I have a e-machines tower model EL1331G-01w. My problem is when I try to boot the tower it won't start up, it gets to the E machine logo and then says "verifying DMI pool data.........update...


Hi,
This is addressed on IDE ATA drives... (1) - Have you tried a different IDE cable? If not give it a go and do a repair if needed again!.....

(2) - You may have a corrupt MBR (master boot record)!! You will need to reformat and do Fdisk /mbr to delete the master boot record!! Save all data first as this will not allow you to access any of your data as all file location addresses are located in the MBR!!

.....(3) - Your harddrive may have a bad sector get a zerofill tool(low level formatting tool)!! This will rewrite you HD's sectors putting them back to factory spec's!! Maxtors is called Maxblast you can get it from thier site!!

....(4) - or it could be a defective drive, but most read errors are due ot corrupt MBR or a bad sector!!

Hope this has helped you... Please rate the answer... thanks...

Jul 14, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Can't get laptop to switch on


The crash sounds more like a hard drive failure, or maybe something was improperly written to the master boot record sector or another such important sector. I'd try to fix the MBR (google that: "Fix MBR windows xp") to see if everything is really gone or just hidden because the boot record (index) is lost.

Apr 10, 2009 | Fujitsu Siemens Computers & Internet

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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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(please i'd really appreciate help?) acer aspire 3680 !


sir,,
i think u got an boot up problem,,only if go into windows we get an interface to solve the prob..
if it cums b4 loaidn the OS..then only way is to use boot cd

thank u

Jul 05, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Need help


Your boot record is corrupted. You'll want to boot to the Windows 2000 Recovery Console.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229716/

Try running the chkdsk /r command first. It may take about 30+mins to finish. If that doesn't get it, then you'll want to try fixing the boot record:

command-> FIXBOOT loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); fixboot drive name: Use this command (where drive name is the drive letter where the boot sector will be written) to write the new Windows boot sector code on the boot partition. This command fixes problems where the Windows boot sector is corrupted. The Emergency Repair process also fixes the boot sector. This command overrides the default of writing to the system boot partition.

command-> FIXMBR loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); fixmbr device name Use this command (where device name is an optional device name that specifies the device that needs a new MBR) to repair the master boot record (MBR) of the system partition. This command is used in scenarios where a virus has damaged the MBR and Windows cannot start.

WARNING: This command has the potential to damage your partition tables if a virus is present or a hardware problem exists. This command may lead to inaccessible partitions. Microsoft suggests running antivirus software before using this command.

The name can be obtained from the output of the map command. If this is left blank, the boot device's MBR is fixed, for example:
fixmbr \device\harddisk2 If Fixmbr detects an invalid or non-standard partition table signature, it prompts you for permission before rewriting the MBR.

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