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By digitalxp ·
I recently installed some software (goback). the computer is unable to restart, it says Master Boot Record error...I have windows xp, what is the best way to fix this or how can I recover data from this drive?

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by jimmy In reply to MBR error

Option 1 - As the PC is starting press and hold down the F8 key at the top of the keyboard.
This will start the PC without installing any drivers. remove the software that has corruputed the system.

option 2 - Press delete to go enter setup (Otherwise known as the BIOS) and ensure the following is set under boot up. D,A and then C.
Press F10 key and then yes if you have to change to this. You can choose to Insert the WinXP operating system disk and re-install the system that way or alternately do it from a floopy installation set of boot disks.

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by PaulP In reply to MBR error

I'm not using XP yet, but doesn't it have a system restore feature that will allow you to roll back to a previously known good configuration?

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by digitalxp In reply to MBR error

I know Win Xp has that service but I thought it was only in XP Office. The software I was installing was to do the same thing. I normally do not install anything like this but it was from a trusted source (Symantec Norton Systemworks) so I figured what would be the harm? I dont mind having to reinstall the OS but I am concerned about my data on the HD. thanks for responding

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by skloo77 In reply to MBR error

if after uninstalling the software and you still receive the same error,
you may like to try:

Boot up the system from a bootable floppy (normally is the wn98 startup disk).

then at the command line, type the following:

fdisk /mbr

this is to remove the Master Boot Record. since it has already been corrupted, so removing it and rebooting your system will allow it to be rebuild.

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