From: hdrdtd on 31 Aug 2006 09:30
Thanks big time, Dan for creating the dsrfix program.
It worked like a champ for me as well.
"dg1261" <dgREMOVE-THIS1261(a)cs.com> wrote in message
> "Pat Patterson" <vipatter(a)charter.net> wrote in message
>> Thanks for your work, Dan, you saved my butt several times...
> You're welcome. It's nice to hear when one's work is appreciated.
From: Bernhard Ecke on 31 Aug 2006 13:31
The problem is that i istalled VISTA Beta in another Partition. This
overwrites the Masterboot-record.
The Symatec Recover Partition allready exist.
DELL - Support can not give me the file dellmbr.bin and i don`t have another
Is there any link to download this file?
I have a Notebook Inspiron 9400 from Germany.
Is the file equal than US/GERMAN or other?
From: Ben Myers on 31 Aug 2006 16:30
Dell MBRs, Dell restore and soccer. My what an eclectic combination. Fits my
interests pretty well, it seems... Ben Myers
On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 21:24:33 GMT, "dg1261" <dgREMOVE-THIS1261(a)cs.com> wrote:
>"Bernhard Ecke" <shh11(a)gmx.de> wrote in message
>> For restore factory i need the original dellmbr.bin
>Most people aren't going to know what you're referring to.
>Dellmbr.bin is a filename I made up when I began distributing a repair for
>the Dell MBR. Dell didn't take to kindly to that (something about
>copyrights and such), so I no longer distribute it. If you want a copy of
>the MBR, anyone can capture it from another working Dell, but of course they
>can name it anything you want. There is no officially named file called
>In most cases you shouldn't need a copy of the Dell MBR. Use my dsrsfix
>program instead, available from www.goodells.net/dellrestore. It is safer
>than pasting a copy of someone else's MBR over yours, and it also does a
>comprehensive check of other characteristics of your DSR configuration.
>To have a working DSR system, you need more than just the Dell MBR. Dsrfix
>checks the other DSR system characteristics, not only the MBR.
From: Bruce on 31 Aug 2006 22:58
Jay B <jayB(a)audiman.net> wrote in news:hZuJg.75$pU7.51(a)newsfe10.lga:
> i'm not sure what you're using to look at the partitions, but the other
> 2 are hidden. you will only see a "C"
> if you use disk management, then you can see the other 2.
> if it's really not there, then you did something else to remove them.
> the install from the cd does not do that.
It turns out that my vintage did not ship with the DSR. I didn't use
disk management, but used the cd instead.
> i do remember the other thread. i responded saying the file that was
> repeating in the startup was AOL.
Oh, yes. Hi, Jay. Turns out uninstalling all AOL software made no
difference. The boot log remained the same, as did boot time.
> the slowness also looks like a rootkit. (hidden undetectable nasties)
> the thread turned to registry cleaners -- those will not help you
Re: registry cleaners...agreed.
And, this is my last post on this thread; I've already hijacked it, and I
hate to do that.
> actually now i'm a little confused.
> you said in your previous post this thread that you "repartitionsed and
> and you still have the slowness problem??
> did you do a FULL format or a quick format?
> you must do a full format.
> if you did and that is still slow, then guess what, your hard drive is
> going bad, and needs to be replaced.
> it wouldnt surprise me because its gotta be 3 years old.
> then you said: "It then ran like new, again."
> so is the problem solved?
> what are you really saying?
There have only been two installs of the OS on the machine. The factory
install of March 2004, and my reinstall of around June 2005, when it came
back from college with my daughter. After my reinstall, it ran very
nice, back to factory condition, even after all the updates and
applications, and reloading all data files. She took it back to school.
Beginning in early to mid 2006, it got sluggish on boot up. That's when
I began posting on usenet, and the dell forums. So far, no suggestions
have worked. Problem persists. But once it boots up, it 'flys'. This
is a tough one, which I may never resolve other than by reinstalling the
OS again. This may be the best thing to do, anyway.
I wonder if an MS Update has scuttled the thing. I don't have a restore
point far back enough to try, though.
From: dg1261 on 1 Sep 2006 20:43
"Bernhard Ecke" <shh11(a)gmx.de> wrote in message
> The problem is that i istalled VISTA Beta in another Partition. This
> overwrites the Masterboot-record.
> The Symatec Recover Partition allready exist.
> DELL - Support can not give me the file dellmbr.bin and i don`t have
> another DELL Computer.
> Is there any link to download this file?
As I said, use dsrfix.