MBR and possible Partition table deletion
Got a bit of a problem with my windows XP box. A few days ago I booted up and got nothing. No error messages, or beeps. Just a black screen with the cursor blinking at the top. I managed to download a utility called Active@ uneraser (anyone heard of it?) ran it and found that all my files are still intact, just the (i'm assuming) MBR is gone and that uneraser has interpreted my partitions (c, f) as a ? (e.g. uneraser will list c:/program files as ?:/program files)
Is this just a MBR problem? and what are possible solutions? or is this both an MBR and partition table probem, in which case is it possible to retireve my files and how? I'm also thinking that this was the work of a virus, so if I simply reformat my drive, will it get rid of the virus? Thanks for any help you can give me, as I'm a complete newbie at this stuff. Also how would FIXMBR and FIXBOOT affect my partitions?
Intel P4 @ 2.0 GHz
OS - Windows XP Corp
512 MB DDR RAM
40 gig HD split into 2 partitions @20BG