I have a Dell Dimension 1100 running Windows XP which has been running slower and slower and more eratically, so I decided to use PC Restore - everything has gone well until it completed the wiping and had to restart, and it has come up with a black screen with the following:-'Loading PBR for descriptor 1...done''Loading DRMK version 8.00...'
This is where it is now and has been for over an hour.Please help if possible someone!!
The first partition is marked as active, should be second partition.
This happens when the computer fails to seal after a restore sometimes.
You need to do a web search for a file called DSRFIX.ZIP and download it.
Unzip file and you should have an .ISO file in it. Don't copy, BURN it to a CD
and boot your 1100 computer and run PTEDIT.EXE. In the second column
you will see an 80 on partition one. Change it to 00 then move down to
second partition and change the 00 to 80 . Do NOT change any other numbers
with this program, then save and reboot.
Hope this helps.
Thanks Tom, it worked just like you said.
A very relieved Tim!
Glad to have helped. Thanks for the update and happy computing.