Recently, I've been getting an error message when booting. It would say....
Master Boot Record Error.
Press a key.
So, I would press a key and.... the computer boots. No further problems. Until the next reboot when it would do it again.
I've done some searching on fixing master boot records and they all center around one that is totally trashed and needs to be redone from scratched. I am hesitant to do this for fear that I'll make things worse before they get better.
I'm wondering what information, while I have access to the system, I should collect before trashing my existing MBR for a clean one. I've had to restore MBRs before, but I'm hazy on the details. I'm thinking I'll need to reinstall grub2 and I think that it should recognise my various boot partitions (dual booting Windows because I like Star Craft & Diablo on occasion).
I've collected partition info from sfdisk (7 partitions), just in case. I've also made an untimly backup of the faulty 512 byte MBR because, if nothing else, the current is better than nothing.
Anyway, does anyone have any advice before I boot into a live CD and try to lay down a new MBR?