"Cannot read sector 0" Error on USB, please help
I have searched through 21 pages of forums and I cannot find anyone mentioning this. I have used the tutorial to create a 4 partitioned 8gb usb drive as follows:
I can see these partitions and access them in BT3. I can also access the fat32 partitions in windows. The problem is when I try to run bootinst.bat (from within the usb drive), it says the following:
Setting up boot record for f: wait please...
Cannot read sector 0
Disk f: should be bootable now. Installation finished...
Then, when I try to boot it says "Cannot find operating system" and boots into windows as well. The strange thing is I had this same usb drive working when I first tried out BT3 (on 1 partition only) but I wanted to make pervasive changes, so I reformatted it into the four partitions recommended.
Does this mean something is wrong with my MBR? I have tried reformatting the drive and going through the steps again, but to no avail...
A follow up question: How do you reset the MBR back to the factory default? Does formatting a drive over again reset the MBR?
Thanks guys for all your help.
you have bad sector on usb dongle
sounds like your partitioning and formatting need re-doing. try using acronis disk director for windows. or if using cd to boot bt3, use qt parted.
if it fails a few times, need new dongle.