Category: Tech Tidbit

How to rewrite the Master Boot Record MBR in case of rootkit Windows XP Vista 7

Whether it be due to hard disk corruption, or more likely a boot kit or rootkit, you may need to rewrite the Master Boot Record. Rewrite the MBR in XP: Boot into XP Disk, repair mode, recovery console Then type fixmbr c: and press enter Vista and 7 (32 or 64 bit) To run the …

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SFC /scannow wrong disk error

If you’ve used SFC /scannow and it asks for a disk to replace system files, and gives the error “Wrong Disk” for whatever reason. To fix the problem when you only have a restore CD you’ll have to search for a folder on your hard drive (or on the restore CD) that’s named “i386” (without …

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Dell: Primary Drive 1 Not Found or Primary Drive 0 Not Found

This problem typically crops up on older Dell Dimension and Optiplex desktops but could also happen on the Inspiron and Latitude laptops. It seems scary because it acts like the hard drive is dying but usually its a lot simpler than that! The solution: Boot the computer and immediately start tapping the F2 Key¬†to get …

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