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Subject: Re: HD problem: Status

Re: HD problem: Status

From: john hill <>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 13:31:03 +0100

Hi, just noticed the thread, this may be obvious, but if the problem is that
the boot sector is currupted, then, I believe there should be a copy of the
master boot record which is activated by the fdisk command "fdisk /mbr" (no
quotes). This is probably the last thing you try before formatting!!! I have
only done this with a fixed hard disk, when restoring after uninstalling a
dual boot setup. it is definately worth trawling the internet for info about
this command etc. before trying it. I have very limited knowledge in the
area, and it may be that the copy may be currupt too. I hope this is of help
and apologies if this has been previously suggested. Jo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christian Waschnig" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 10:41 AM
Subject: RE: HD problem: Status

The partition is already active.

Another thing I noticed is that the bootstrap loader in the boot sector,
which normally contains some code, is filled with F6F6F6F6...
And finally the "first cluster of root" entry, which normally contains 2,
points to cluster 6. This seems to be ok, since cluster 6 contains directory
info for the root directory.


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: []Im
> Auftrag von Stuart Tedford
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2002 10:16
> An: ''
> Betreff: RE: HD problem: Status
> OK - next guess:
> Make sure the partition is marked as active (using Partition magic).
> Stu.
Received on 2002-10-16

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