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Westmalle
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« on: May 13, 2013, 04:16:47 PM »

Win 7. RAID 1 Mirror.
When I start MBRTool I see disk 012 in green and 3 in red.
MBRTools.exe /st0 /dsk:1 /fil:Bumbr
vers 2.3.200
backup track0 to file for disk 129(1)
errorcode 51
erroraddress 18900
The above occurs for disks 0 1 2
Disk 0 is where my C; drive is where the machine is usually booted from.

When using disk 3 the next happens:
mbrtool.exe /st0 /dsk:3 /fil:bumbr
backup track 0 to file for disk 131(3)
-!could not read/write selected disk (RC=1)

Partition table
See attachment

Which other information can I provide you?
Regards,
Michael

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 04:24:19 PM »

How do you run MBRtool? It can not be run from within Windows, you must use the included disk builder to create either a diskette or a CD to boot the PC from.
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Westmalle
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 04:42:44 PM »

Hi Tom,

I created a CD MBRTOOL from which the machine boots. I then see a type of MS-DOS layout and I make the selections to work with the track 0 and then opt for further actions. Just like described in the manual.

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 04:50:35 PM »

Okay. Then, MBRtool needs a location to save the files. That's usually the location from which you start the program. So if you start the program from the CD, MBRtool will write files to the CD, which is not possible. I suppose the best thing is to download and install DiskPatch, then create the DiskPatch bootable USB key, and then put MBRtool on it. Then boot from the USB key so you have a place to save the files. When finished you can work with the files from within Windows by accessing the USB key.
That should work, so if it doesn't there might be a compatibility issue.

One of these days I'll create a bootable USB setup for MBRtool, if you have the patience you can wait for it. Or maybe I'll include MBRtool in the DiskPatch distribution, not sure yet. Either way I'll figure something out to make this all a bit easier.
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Westmalle
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 08:32:59 AM »

I followed your guidelines and ended up booting the machine with the USB stick and MBRtool on the USB stick. The MBRTool commands worked well for dump and save. I will send you the MBR/track 0 information by mail for matters of security.
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 08:44:17 AM »

Excellent.
Why do we need to look at these files?

O wait, you're the one that wants to clean track0. I'll respond through email.
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