02-07-2012 04:26 AM - edited 02-07-2012 04:27 AM
The MBR is faked and this is obviously the tougher variant. So we will need to fix it whilst it is inactive
Create a Windows 7/Vista System Repair Disc
Note: the below can only be done if your machine has a a type of CD/R or DVD/R optical drive installed. Also depending on the exact type of OEM your machine has you may be unable to actually create a SRD.
Reboot the computer and start from the CD
When you reboot you will see this although yours will say windows 7/vista. Click repair my computer
Select your operating system
Select Command prompt
At the command prompt type the following
Bootrec.exe /FixMbr [notice space between e and /]
02-13-2012 03:17 AM
Sorry to have taken a few days to get back on this, work has been in the way.
I have tried to run Recdisc.exe as you suggested, without any success.
I have tried on 2 different laptops and 1 desktop, nothing doing. Tried different discs, prepared and unprepared, no go.
All machines were running Vista 32.
02-13-2012 03:22 AM - edited 02-13-2012 03:33 AM
Lets try a different option to confirm my guess...Do u have a SD memory stick?
Download Bootkit Remover to your Desktop.
02-14-2012 12:53 AM
Please click Start > Run, type notepad in the runbox and press enter.
Copy/paste the following text into Notepad and save it as fixme.bat in the same location as bootkit remover.
@echo off remover.exe fix \\.\PhysicalDrive0 exit
Exit Notepad and doubleclick on fixme.bat to run it.
After a reboot, rerun remover.exe and again paste the info in it here on next reply.