about MBR

Microsoft Windows 95
February 1, 2011 at 20:57:51
Specs: win 95
Hi This is nirmal i have lost MBR (master boot record) in my hard disk, I have Partition Table doctor software, is Partition Table Doctor(Software) retrieve my lost MBR? how to use PTD software for recollecting lost MBR using command prompt because the system is showing DISK BOOT FAILURE PLEASE INSERT DISK AND PRESS ENTER. please give reply to my issue.

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#1
February 1, 2011 at 23:07:14
What makes you think you lost your MBR? Sounds like there may be a physical problem with the drive.

First open the case and make sure the hard drive data and power cable are in good condition and tightly connected.

Then start it up and go into cmos/bios setup. Verify everything is OK there and the drive is properly identifed. Then boot with a 98 bootdisk and run FDISK at the a:\> prompt. Y to large disk support if asked and then option 4. What does it say?

Or, when you run FDISK it'll give 'no fixed disk present' or 'error reading fixed disk' if there's a problem with the drive.

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#2
February 2, 2011 at 21:44:50
thank u sir for ur reply, i have checked the cables of the hard disk drive and also CMOS setup all the settings are in correct, as u told me to use fdisk command, it is asking do you want large space like that and showing Y or N for the first time i went through Y then it prompting me "unable to fix disk" by pressing enter it showing the prompt(a:/>). I have also checked by try using DM tool and using the opting Reload MBR then it showing "no MBR found ur hard disk having a severe problem,please check BIOS,cables,CMOS battery" that too i have checked all the above but no chance of getting MBR could u please help me to slove this issue

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#3
February 2, 2011 at 22:53:54
I'm not familiar with DM so can't help yoiu with it. You might boot with the bootdisk again and at the a:\> prompt type FDISK/MBR and enter.

If that doesn't work you can check this google search:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22r...

and see if you find something to your liking. It's possible someone else will post in with better software suggstions.

I assume you want to recover whatever is on the drive. However, if you just want to wipe the drive and reinstall an OS you may be able to delete the existing partition(s) and then repartition, format and install an OS.

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#4
February 2, 2011 at 23:41:06
I bet the hard drive is dying or dead and needs replaced. For the above mentioned suggestion don't forget their is a space fdisk /mbr not fdisk/mbr

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#5
February 2, 2011 at 23:42:49
You can use recuva or pc files inspector for data recovery at some point if the data is needed, they are both free and work good as long as the drive is not physically done.

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#6
February 3, 2011 at 19:08:50
In dos or 9x command prompt, the space between a command and the switch is optional so both fdisk /mbr and fdisk/mbr will work.

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