While fixing the Master Boot Record (MBR) is generally safe, there is a very small risk of damaging the system, the system won't boot up or partitions may become corrupted. Be sure to have your MS Windows CD at hand which will allow you to recover boot code via the Recovery Console in case of any problems or please install the XP Recovery Console now.
If any problems occur, the links below explain how to repair the MBR:
Repair MBR XP and Vista
Please familiarize yourself with the procedure for your operating system version in case it's needed.
OK, here's the fix:
Wait until you see the following line: Enter 'Y' and hit ENTER for more options, or 'N' to exit:
Please push the 'Y' key and then press Enter
When program ask you Enter your choice:
and press the Enter key
Now the program will ask you Enter the physical disk number to fix (0-99, -1 to cancel):
and press the Enter key.
The program will show Available MBR codes:
, followed by a list of operating systems. Please enter 1
for Windows XP
, and then press Enter.
The program will prompt for confirmation. Type YES
and hit Enter.
Left click on the title bar at the top of the window (where program name and path is written).
From menu chose Edit -> Select All
Hit the Enter key on your keyboard to copy selected text.
Paste that text into Notepad, save it to your desktop as MBRCheck results.txt
Hit Enter to close the program.
Restart your PC.
Post the text in MBRCheck results.txt