Error Message scanning MBR Sector

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  1. jezz006

    jezz006 Registered Member

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    During a NOD32 scan of new files I get the following red message in the Scanning Log display box.
    "Error occured while scanning MBR sector of the 3. physical disk.Error reading sector"
    I have two hard drives on an XP System running NOD32 version 1.486 (20030815) NT
    Could anyone explain what this error means and how to fix it?
    Yours in Appreciation,
    Jezz006
     
  2. martindijk

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    Hi jezz006,

    There is a thread somewhere, where one of the Mods is giving answer to this subject.
    I believe he stated that is not a problem, don't know fore sure though.

    Iam trying to find it, i will let you know asap oké.

    rgds,
    Martin
     
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    Hi jezz,

    Will this help a little.

    Maybe one of the Mods remember where the answer is posted.

    rgds,
    Martin
     
  4. jezz006

    jezz006 Registered Member

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    Thanks Martin,
    Mine is a new system and I don't know what MBR and Special Boot Managers are yet.
    It's a steep learning curve but good fun,especially the new Flight Simulator from Microsoft.
    Will keep researching,
    Best Wishes,
    Jezz :)
     
  5. Phant0m

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    Hey jezz006

    I scanned through the topics attempting to find solution to your problem, pretty much what had been said on this topic was all that I seen giving on the other topics.

    There was number of topics that these people having the issue done uninstall & re-install of NOD32 and it resolved it, you could try uninstalling NOD32 and re-boot and exit out of all 3rd party processes using Task Manager before attempting to Install NOD32 and then re-boot. Try Scanning ALL Local HDD again see if that could of possibly resolved your issue…
     
  6. linney

    linney Registered Member

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    More often than not in XP this happens if you are running NOD32 as a limited user with insufficient rights for access.

    To avoid this, Right click on a NOD32 program icon and select the "Run As" option and run the program as an Administrator.

    294676 - HOW TO: Enable and Use the "Run As" Command When Running Programs in Windows
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;294676&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH


    "To start a program as an administrator" in the Help and Support program of XP.

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  7. JGL

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    Reinstalling NOD doesn't resolve the problem in my case.
    I am the sole user of my machine and am logged on with full admin rights.
    I would just like to know if this error message is cause for concern?

    regards

    Jim
     
  8. jan

    jan Former Eset Moderator

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    Hi jezz,

    we need more info from you - I sent you an IM.

    Thanks, :)

    jan
     
  9. optigrab

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    Hi everyone

    I wonder if I can get in on this discussion. I am having a similar problem - but it only occurs when I am logged in as a regular (power) user in W2K. It does not occur when I am logged in as the administrator.

    "Operating memory is OK
    MBR sector of the 1. physical disk. Error reading disk sector. "

    I'd just like to get a clarification of linney's response. Is this error expected/acceptable when logged in as a regular (power) user?

    Thanks & Regards
    Optigrab
     
  10. spm

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    I get this 'problem' too, but it also happens in some other selected programs. It's not a bug in NOD32, but the result of a DVD-RAM drive I have installed, which for some reason identifies itself as a fixed (optical disk) drive.

    If you have similar, you can safely ignore the NOD32 error report. To check, right-click the "My Computer" icon on your desktop and select Properties. On the Hardware page of the System Properties dialog box, click Device Manager, and see what is listed under 'Disk drives'.
     
  11. JGL

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    Makes sense Steve.
    I have a Sony Vaio, and my memory stick slot is listed under 'fixed drives'.

    thx

    Jim
     
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    To confirm Steve's observation, I have just disabled my memory stick slot listed under fixed drives and launched the NOD scanner - No error message.

    When I re-enable it the 'MBR sector of the 2. physical disk. Error reading disk sector' message returns.

    regards

    Jim
     
  13. Paul Wilders

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    Good catch, Steve! :cool:

    regards.

    paul
     
  14. jezz006

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    :D
    My Sony DVD/CD Rewritable was listed under "Fixed Drives" so I'll assume that it is the culprit.
    Thanks everyone for your input,
    Jezz
     
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