By sborger ·
I am working on a PC that has Windows 7 64bit upgrade from Vista. Owner has had problems for over a year and accepted them since this was a floor model. Thus the problems and it came to me after hardware issue warnings were poping up. I have cleaned up the PC and all is almost running correctly. But no matter what I do, Win7 SP1 cannot be installed. Had to fix many issues to fix other issues just to get SP1 to install. Always fails and reverts back. Partition D has the restoration code but that had failed and one program sais it is corrupted as well. Other small issues are still there as well, too many to list. Then one site suggested this program. So I ran the program called MBRCheck and it found something that may be the root of all her problems. Even TDSSkiller would not run on this unit. Here is what MBRcheck says (just the bottom portion is posted):

\\.\C: --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0 at offset 0x00000000`00007e00 (NTFS)
\\.\ --> \\.\PhysicalDrive0 at offset 0x00000071`3cdf7200 (NTFS)

PhysicalDrive0 Model Number: WDCWD5000AAKS-65A7B2, Rev: 01.03B01

Size Device Name MBR Status
465 GB \\.\PhysicalDrive0 MBR Code Faked!
SHA1: 4379A3D43019B46FA357F7DD6A53B45A3CA8FB79

Found non-standard or infected MBR.
Enter 'Y' and hit ENTER for more options, or 'N' to exit:
[1] Dump the MBR of a physical disk to file.
[2] Restore the MBR of a physical disk with a standard boot code.
[3] Exit.

Enter your choice: Enter the physical disk number to fix (0-99, -1 to cancel): -1


The MBR code is a fake.........The question is: If I choose #2, will this fix her PC and is that the "physical disk number to fix it", or will it cause the PC not to boot anymore properly? I am useing her PC to send this to you, so as you can see, this PC works pretty good. Could not find directions for this program on the web.
All suggestions will be appreciated.
Sborger .

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