Partition Table, Reading error?

  tristar 10:51 21 Apr 2008

I have just run my free AVG anti virus scan for my computer, running XP Home.
First line of scan results says 'Partition Table (MBR) reading error'
What does this mean? My computer appears to be running normally, so what is the problem?



  woodchip 10:54 21 Apr 2008

It means that the MBR = Master Boot Record is Corrupt, or the drive\ as a write fault in the start sector

  woodchip 10:57 21 Apr 2008

You may be able to correct it if you have a Full Operating System Disc Not a Restore disc.

Start with Operating System CD, and at the Command Prompt type

FIX /MBR press\enter

  DieSse 12:39 21 Apr 2008

Read this forum about disabled VXDs giving your error.

click here

  DieSse 12:42 21 Apr 2008

DO NOT run fix mbr if you have a non-standard mbr (such as some form of dual -booting, or specialist recovery program, such as Go-Back.

  tristar 14:29 21 Apr 2008

I'm afraid I only have a restore disc, so I can't do as you suggest.

I don't know about VXDs, sorry to be so dim, so I'm fairly sure I didn't disable any.

I've found that AVG 'freezes' late in it's scan - I guess I'll have to look for an alternative program, any suggestions?
I'm running a paid version of AVG anti spyware by the way, could this cause a clash?

  DieSse 15:13 21 Apr 2008

Also see this

click here

You can get this error if you are running AVG under a non- administrator account.

  tristar 18:05 21 Apr 2008

I checked, I am the administrator, tried AVG again, problem still there.
but as everything on my computer appears to be running normally perhaps the warning is a mistake?

  tristar 20:38 21 Apr 2008

Thank you for your suggestions, but I have given up on AVG, I've installed AVAST, which I must say so far looks to be superior to AVG!

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