MBR problem with FreeBSD 5.3 beta

jason jason at ec.rr.com
Sun Sep 5 22:51:30 PDT 2004

Pedro n/a wrote:

> In the first time I rebooted my computer, after I've finished the 
> installation of this version, my motherboard started to beep and I 
> didn't know what to do.
> After reseting the computer I realized that I could no longer "boot" 
> my Windows. I did selected it from BootMng and it gave no response. 
> Even though I tried to use FDISK /MBR to rewrite the MBR, all my 
> effords were in vain and I couldn't start windows again.
> Recently I've reinstalled an old release version (trustworthy) but 
> windows still unable to boot.
> Does anyone know anything that  could be helpful?
> Thanks in advance,
> Pedro
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Can you boot freebsd?  What was the beep code, you mb manual will tell 
what it means.  Sounds like a hardware problem with the beeping.  Try 
looking for a boot disk image online and boot windows from that.  I have 
5.3beta3 from yesterday, no problems.

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