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#1 Leodav10

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:10 PM

Hello,

I found the topic in response to pammiebot to be helpful. However, I am stuck at the step after I install my zip drive and then download the mbr.bin.

I'm not exactly sure what the person helping uploaded and I didn't know if it was specific to their computer or universal.

I look forward to your help.

Thank you

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Edited by hamluis, 03 September 2012 - 03:48 AM.
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#2 AustrAlien

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:56 AM

Topic referred to in the above post "... the topic in response to pammiebot ..."
Please provide as much detail about your system and about your problem as you can, so we have some idea of what we might be dealing with.
  • Do you have reason to suspect malware on the system, and that malware may be responsible for your problem?
  • What Windows operating system is on the problematic computer?
Please provide the exact error message(s) that you are seeing.
  • I take it that you are seeing some sort of "invalid partition table" error message at some time?
Have you dumped the MBR to file following the instructions provided by Elise in post #7 of pammiebot's topic?
  • If that is the case, then please zip up the mbr.bin file and attach the zip file to a reply so that we can examine it.
Edited to add ... warning! :exclame:
You wrote: "I'm not exactly sure what the person helping uploaded and I didn't know if it was specific to their computer or universal."
It was specific to the computer and the situation. Do not attempt to apply the fix provided for pammiebot's system to your own system!

Edited by AustrAlien, 03 September 2012 - 05:18 AM.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:09 AM

The computer I am using is a Gateway NV52. Windows vista

The computer begins to start up and then stops on a black screen with a white blinking error stating "Invalid Partition Table"

The computer I am trying to resolve the issue and communicate with is a MacBook Pro. Does it matter if I am trying to upload the file on the zip drive? Should I use another PC?

I am new to this process, any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Leo

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:21 AM

Just tried attaching the file to a reply, no luck.

I can an error stating, "You aren't permitted to upload this kind of file"

Please let me know what the next step is.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:03 AM

You are probably trying to attach mbr.bin or the file with some other extension. A file with a .zip extension can be attached, but perhaps you cannot compress the mbr.bin file to a zip format on a Mac? A file with a .txt extension can be attached, and we can use this.

To get around this limitation, simply re-name the file mbr.bin to mbr.txt and then attach it to your post.
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