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MBR keeps corrupting after restart

Discussion in 'General Software' started by techbuzz, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. techbuzz

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    I have a machine that when restarted or allowed to go into hibernation, I receive a missing/corrupted master boot record message and Windows doesn't boot. I am able to successfully repair the MBR each time using Windows recovery console, but I'm unable to determine what keeps making it happen.

    Dell Latitude E6420
    Windows 7 64bit

    Steps performed so far: -besides fixing the MBR after each restart or hibernation
    -ran system file checker sfc /scannow
    -ran chkdsk
    -verified that ACHI was enabled in the bios

    If I can't figure this out I will end up just reinstalling the operating system, but I worried that the issue with just reoccur later down the line. Any advice/recommendations would be much appreciated.
     
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    It is likely the "System Reserved" partition causing problems. Boot with the Win 7 disk. Click Install now and custom install. There you will see the System Reserved partition. Format it(do not delete it). Then perform a repair 2 times consecutively. One auto repair will occur at first. And then do a startup repair from the same "Repair your computer" section. Exit and reboot. Let Windows boot. Reactivate Windows if necessary.
     
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    Do you have more than one hard drive in the computer?
     
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    Yes! The system reserved partition was marked as active for some crazy reason. I'm pretty sure that's not correct. Anyway, I changed it and now the issue seems to be resolved.
     

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