To: tictoc; dennisw
Virus in the boot sector.
You can try going to DOS and typing "FDISK /MBR". Sometimes that will take care of a corrupt master boot record.
posted on 10/01/2002 6:58:15 AM PDT
That, or delete the partition. Theres a little program out there called "delpart."
2 years ago, Office 2k had an undocumented bug that really trashed my system when the install crashed. Only way I could fix it was to delete the partition and reinstall the OS from scratch.
posted on 10/01/2002 7:03:37 AM PDT
You can try going to DOS and typing "FDISK /MBR".
How and when do I get to a DOS prompt? I hit the F8 key during Windows 2000 bootup sequence, attempting to get "Secure Mode with Prompt", but did not get a DOS prompt that way.
posted on 10/01/2002 7:03:46 AM PDT
after that, i suggested he write zeroes to the drive. gateway has a nice utility for doing that.
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