Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:49 AM
The MBR stores the information on the partitions in a "partition table" within the MBR - if this is the case, it's likely to be a corruption of the MBR. BUT, this could also mean that there is a corruption in the boot sector on the partition that you're trying to use, that there's no Operating System recognized on the partition that you're trying to use, or that there's an issue with either the file system on the disk or with the disk itself.
The simplest thing to try would be "fixmbr", "fixboot", and "chkdsk /r" from the Recovery Console. Here's a link on how to use the Recovery Console: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/
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