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#1 sungod

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:23 PM

Anyone encounter this problem all of a sudden?
I just happened to be working on my pc, deleting some old apps and things stored in My Documents.

I am an advanced pc user running Windows XP Pro SP2.

After deleting a lot of things I had stored in My Documents, I decided to reboot before running a defrag.
Upon rebooting, I got this black screen immediately saying "Error loading operating system".

I ran an advanced test on my Hitachi HDD using their Fitness Tool and no errors came up.

After thinking about it, I decided to boot up off my Windows OEM CD. At the menu I chose "R" to go into the Recovery Console.
At the prompt I typed "HELP", and it gave a list of commands.

I figured my Master Boot Record was corrupt so I typed "fixboot" and hit Enter.
I exited the Recovery Console, removed the cd and rebooted.
Problem solved!

I would recommend trying this before trying most of the suggested options that come up when you Google this problem. :thumbsup:

Edited by sungod, 17 May 2010 - 01:08 PM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:30 PM

Appreciate your sharing your solution to this, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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