Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook ?

Inspiron 1300 will not boot up

\015 When I turn it on it says "Loading PBR for descriptor 2.Then says a disk read error occurred press ctrl+alt+del to restart.The disk most likely does not have an OS on it any more. It was exposed to a very powerful magnetic field.Is my HD toast, will a new HD solve this problem?\015

Answers :

"Bad PBR" means the partition boot record the MBR is trying to load has an invalid sector signature.
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\015\012Right before that message, you should see something like "Loading PBR\015\012for descriptor 2". That will tell you which PBR the MBR is having a\015\012problem with--descriptor '1' is the Dell Utility partition, '2' is the\015\012XP partition, and '3' is the Dell Restore partition.

First, make sure that all connections are secure.
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\015\012If no luck and it uses Windows XP, then press the F8 key during\015\012startup, select Safe mode from the menu using the arrow keys, and press\015\012Enter.
\015\012If it starts in Safe mode, then do a clean boot to find the cause:
\015\012http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;310353
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\015\012If it does not start in Safe mode, then restart, press the F8 key during startup, and select 'Last Known Good Configuration'.
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\015\012If still no luck, then press the F2 key during startup to get into\015\012Setup(try the Del key if F2 does not work), and make sure the CD drive\015\012is configured to boot ahead of the HD.
\015\012Then, insert the Windows(or Recovery) CD, restart, and follow the steps\015\012shown here to access the Recovery Console, and do a FIXBOOT(writes a\015\012new partition table to the HD)-> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/
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\015\012If that does not fix things, then do a FIXMBR(repairs the HD's Master\015\012Boot Record) using the same above procedure for a FIXBOOT, except\015\012substitute FIXMBR.
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\015\012If still no luck, then you may have to do a repair install as described\015\012in the above link(Follow the steps for having an OEM version of XP).
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\015\012If no good, then do a fresh install of XP(You will lose all data, restore points, and updates).
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\015\012If there are problems doing that, then either the HD or RAM may be bad.
Hiiiiiiiiii ther
\015\012how r u ???
\015\0121st the magnitic field toast ur HDD so new HDD sure will solve the problem
\015\012but 1st u must make sure that the HDD is toasted
\015\012try to use under DOS HDD editing soft wear {like acronics for ex.} and see if that read the HDD
\015\012if not than try to boot from CD and try to make a low leve format
\015\012if this didn't work i guess ur HDD is tosted sorry
\015\012and about the password to the bios
\015\012to rest a bios password ther is some methoed to do so
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1 useing something called back door bios password {so u can try those r Award backdoor BIOS password for dell -- dell, eight spaces,01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598 , ALFAROME, ALLY, ALLy, aLLY, aLLy, aPAf, award, AWARD PW, AWARD SW, AWARD?SW, AWARD_PW, AWARD_SW, AWKWARD, awkward, BIOSTAR, CONCAT, CONDO, Condo, condo, d8on, djonet, HLT, J256, J262, j262, j322, j332, J64, KDD, LKWPETER, Lkwpeter, PINT, pint, SER, SKY_FOX, SYXZ, syxz, TTPTHA, ZAAAADA, ZAAADA, ZBAAACA, and ZJAAADC.} what you see listed may not be the actual backdoor BIOS password, this BIOS password may simply have the same checksum as the real backdoor BIOS password
\015\0122 resetting the bios password useing softwear {so u can use this softwear CmosPwd -- http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd }
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3 resetting the bios password useing hardwear { and that's simply by takeing off the motherbored battery for some time up to 30 mins }
\015\012and if u need any further assistance email me
u take care and have fun
salammmmmm {bye in arabic }
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