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Invalid or damaged bootable partition

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#1 Guest_JWebb_*


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 02:05 PM

I have this computer.  When I turned it on this morning I got the message "Invalid or damaged Bootable partition".


I have "One Key Recovery" that will rewrite the HD to factory settings but that seems a little drastic.


I also have a Norton Ghost image that is a few months old.  There is no way to test the integrity of the image before using it.


My research says I may have a damaged MBR and if I can restore it that will fix the problem.  The only bootable medium I have is a Linux Mint 17 DVD.  Can I repair the MBR with it?  How?  Could it be some other problem?

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 05:04 PM



I left a MP3 player plugged in to a USB port.


I had previously made some changes to the BIOS/UEFI to prevent the machine booting only from HD and it was looking to the USB for boot information.

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 05:13 PM

Thanks for letting us know!  I'm glad that you didn't use the "One Key Recovery"!

I had a similar problem with my system yesterday - I ended up lucky also :0)

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