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SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much jaclaz!!

I was able to correct the error by connecting the 200 gb hard drive directly to the motherboard, whether or not the SATA drive was also connected.

Also had no problem if the 200gb drive was on the motherboard, SATA was disconnected and dvd drives were connected to the motherboard.

But when I reconnected the 200gb card to the ide controller card the problem recurred.

I looked up the drivers that the card was using and for some CRAZY reason Windows XP2 was using the older of the two available drivers. When I switched to the newer driver.......

SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can now go back to using Norton Ghost to backup my C: drive.

Thanks so much for your help!

Have a great Thanksgiving.

God bless,

wz

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Happy it worked! :)

Have a nice thanksgiving !

jaclaz

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jaclaz, (my 1st post in this forum) almost a year after the last post in this topic, this wonderful utility is still saving people. I used it to remove System Commander 7 from the MBR and subsequently uninstalled sc7, so that my WinXP boots normally. Now I can install Ubuntu along side WinXp

...thx chris

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jaclaz, (my 1st post in this forum) almost a year after the last post in this topic, this wonderful utility is still saving people. I used it to remove System Commander 7 from the MBR and subsequently uninstalled sc7, so that my WinXP boots normally. Now I can install Ubuntu along side WinXp

...thx chris

Well, happy it helped solvig your problem.

Of course most of the thanks should go to Kaare Smith and Dion Nicolaas :thumbup

jaclaz

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Is it possible just to restore the boot code from a file?

I think MbrFix can only restore the whole MBR or just fix the boot code for Win and DOS.

But I am searching for a solution to restore the first 446 Byte of the MBR (the boot code).

Maybe it is possible to give MbrFix this feature. :)

Thanks

Godzilla

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Have a look at both these batches:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/MBRBatch-0...LPHA-t3191.html

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/MakeBScmd-...EASE-t2362.html

You should get enough info to write a few lines of batch to use dsfo/dsfi to perform what you want, or you can do it manually, see here:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=3226&st=15

and just use "446" instead of "512".

jaclaz

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it is no MBR or damage in MBR can me copy MBR from onther one ?

No, you CANNOT copy an MBR from another disk.

The MBR is made in TWO parts, first one is "STATIC" meaning that is common code to all MBR's written from a given Operating System, second one is "DYNAMIC" meaning that has data (Partition Tables and, in the case of win2k/XP/2003, a "signature") that ONLY belongs to THAT HD/System.

MBRFix replaces the STATIC data with standard one, and can change the signature.

NO changes are made to the Partition Table.

So if your Partition Table is good but the STATIC part is not, MBRFIX is the tool for you.

If your MBR is ok but the Partition Table is not, you will need a tool like TESTDISK:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.html

or a Hex/Disk editor, a lot of patience AND some good knowledge of the inner workings of Partition Tables to correct the problem.

A handy utility to change PT easily - but you still have to KNOW what you are doing - is Beeblebrox:

http://students.cs.byu.edu/~codyb/

http://students.cs.byu.edu/~codyb/bbdownload.html

jaclaz

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I ended up in the same problem, but my experience is that the diskpart command doesn't insert the boot code into the MBR. That it leaves for the setup program.

I was using Win PE to create a primary partition on a disk, acitvate, assign it. Then formatted using format C: /fs:ntfs.

Lastly copying in a Windows Embeded XP installation to C:.

Would not boot, just booted to a black screen without any errors, hanging around :(

So it seems that diskpart does not insert the bootcode into the MBR, just defines the partitions.

I was having this exact same problem myself. After partitioning the disk and formatting it, I ran winnt32 to copy the files to it, rebooted, then nothing. Black screen with a cursor blinking at you. This program fixed the problem. Thank you.

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You can use bootsect.exe (on the vista install disc and maybe the WAIK) to generate the mbr boot code. Just remember to pass it the right switch depending on which os you're booting (xp,2003 or Vista,2008).

Cheers

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GOOD news. :)

Unrelated, but not much, fuwi has recently released a small GUI for it:

http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23189

I'll notify him and see if he will update it with the Windows 7 feature.

jaclaz

Vista's BOOTMGR boot record can also load and boot BOOTMGR of Windows 7. Also Windows 7's BOOTMGR boot record can also load and boot Vista.

Instead of bootsect.exe, you can also use BOOTICE to change your MBR or PBR. BOOTICE can be found here: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8986

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