Yep, you got it! Hole in One!
Now.. where's that crystal ball...
Still, Symantec should have a cleaner exit strategy that offers the end user (totally non technical users generally) a user friendly restore function of the boot sector that ACTUALLY WORKS. SO, in the event of hardware development superceding their software they should enable the user to boot off floppy and cleanly restore the boot sector. Sorry, I have no sympathy for Symantec, a company as large as this, with a professional team of designers and coders, should really produce better sioftware than this.
And .. no.. I won't be recommending their products to anyone, to none of the schools or businesses I work for.
Sloppy products don't deserve recommendations