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Error In Boot Sector C

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#1 BlueScreenDeath


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:25 PM

I'm getting two errors after doing a AVG virus scan

I'm getting an error in:
Boot Sector of C: - Reading Error
Partition Table MBR - Reading Error

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#2 BlueScreenDeath

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:28 PM

Also, the system restore program doesn't work after trying 3-4 different restore points

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:49 PM

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:12 PM

thanks, however, I don't think this is an AVG problem...I just happened to find the issue with scanning with AVG.
The issue is I can't use system restore for some reason...and I think AVG listed the issue although I'm not sure.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 07:16 AM

Does the computer boot OK? When booting, the BIOS looks for the Master Boot Record, which then looks for the Boot Sector, which then starts the boot process of Windows.

Could this just be that AVG can't read it, but it's working OK? I haven't used AVG for a while, but do recall some warnings from it that weren't very significant. It may be that AVG just isn't capable of reading your MBR and Boot Sector.

You can repair the Master Boot Record and the Boot Sector by using the Recovery Console (instructions here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/ ) by using the "fixmbr" and "fixboot" commands. But I wouldn't suggest doing it unless you're having trouble booting up.
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