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PC Restore for Windows XP on Dimension 1100

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Hi,

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!!

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  • Hello timjimpat

    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.

    Tom

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  • Hello timjimpat

    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.

    Tom

  • Thanks Tom, it worked just like you said.

    Much obliged.

    A very relieved Tim!

  • Hello Tim

    Glad to have helped. Thanks for the update and happy computing.

    Tom