CHKDSK "UNSPECIFIED ERROR"- Need Win XP Pro FIXMBR / FIXBOOT

CHKDSK "UNSPECIFIED ERROR"- Need Win XP Pro FIXMBR / FIXBOOT

* Removed trojans/viruses exhaustively and began reinstallation of anti-virus software.

* Decided to clear freebie software and install Norton Internet Security 2012.

* Multiple uninstalls/reinstalls later, with Symantec tech support in tow... CHKDSK /F /R fails with "unspecified error"

*...techs say this is a side-result of trojan/virus infection

* No XP Pro CDs available to apply FIXBOOT or FIXMBR or RECOVERY CONSOLE repairs...

HELP! I work for non-profits and cannot afford commercial connections or new software at this point.

Is there still a free download/solution for making bootable XP Pro CDs (no floppy installed on this laptop) and applying the boot sector fix(es) from that disk?
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  1. zorban99 said:
    CHKDSK "UNSPECIFIED ERROR"- Need Win XP Pro FIXMBR / FIXBOOT

    * Removed trojans/viruses exhaustively and began reinstallation of anti-virus software.

    * Decided to clear freebie software and install Norton Internet Security 2012.

    * Multiple uninstalls/reinstalls later, with Symantec tech support in tow... CHKDSK /F /R fails with "unspecified error"

    *...techs say this is a side-result of trojan/virus infection

    * No XP Pro CDs available to apply FIXBOOT or FIXMBR or RECOVERY CONSOLE repairs...

    HELP! I work for non-profits and cannot afford commercial connections or new software at this point.

    Is there still a free download/solution for making bootable XP Pro CDs (no floppy installed on this laptop) and applying the boot sector fix(es) from that disk?


    You may find something in these links - But cannot vouch for any of them.
    Safest way IMO, is to query friends/relatives to see who has an XP CD laying around ! Or even look on sites such as Ebay
  2. What links were you talking about, KSIEMB?
  3. zorban99 said:
    What links were you talking about, KSIEMB?

    Sorry - forgot to include them ! - But if you search fixmbr xp unspecified error- you will find links to solutions and will require Windows CD to repair.
  4. http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/fix-mbr-xp-vista/ provided the command line fixes. I found an XP boot/installation disk and both commands ran "successfully" but the problem still exists.

    * CHKDSK /F /R still fails with "unspecified error"
    * Norton Internet Security fails to run or update and (after each Norton Error code 8504,100) it
    * demands reboot with CHKDKSK, ad nauseum...

    NO JOY. :cry:
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