[RC5] Re: rc5-digest V1 #167
mikeh at bechamp.com
Mon Mar 16 14:46:41 EST 1998
I agree. The MBR being incorrect could be caused by a Virus or failing
media. Before doing anything to fix it, I would backup important
information and then attempt to correct it. If it is failing media it
could crash after the MBR is rewritten causing a loss of access to the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jcwren at atlanta.com [SMTP:jcwren at atlanta.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 16, 1998 2:30 PM
> To: rc5 at llamas.net
> Subject: Re: [RC5] Re: rc5-digest V1 #167
> That's a pretty arbitrary thing to tell someone to go do, without more
> knowledge of the system. If he has some kind of disk management
> software (to allow larger hard drives on older systems), you'll have
> just killed his ability to boot the system.
> On Mon, 16 Mar 1998 11:54:32 -0800, you wrote:
> >Hello Aaron!
> >Aaron Cannon wrote:
> >> So that's what's (is that correct English?) been screwing with my
> >> computer.
> >> On a related note, last few times I've booted my computer, it has
> given me
> >> a message that I might have a virus because my boot record has been
> >> modified. Any ideas?
> >Open a dos prompt. Type: FDISK /MBR <Enter>
> >Then re-boot.
> >That should solve your problem. If it does not, you need anti-viral
> John "Chris" Wren, KD4DTS
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