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How to fix Master Boot Record (MBR)?

Posted by Circuit Negma on October 28, 2009


Created By: Hussein Nosair

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How To Fix MBR using Windows Vista Bootable Disk?
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Step 1) Boot up your computer using Microsoft Windows Vista Bootable disk. (Check your BIOS setup)
Step 2) When you see the 1st Windows Vista installation screen appear, please configure your ‘language’ preferences.
Step 3) When prompted, click ‘Repair your computer’.
Step 4) Click Command Prompt from the System Recovery Options.
Step 5) Run "BootRec /FixMbr".
Step 6) This command re-writes the master boot record (MBR) of the system partition to start Windows Vista. This won’t overwrite the existing partition table.

How To Fix MBR using Windows XP Bootable Disk?
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Step 1) Boot up your computer using Microsoft Windows XP Bootable disk. (Check your BIOS setup)
Step 2) When you the first Windws Xp installation screen appears, select "Repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console" by pressing ‘R’.
Step 3) In that command prompt screen type "FIXMBR".
Step 4) This command re-writes the master boot record (MBR) of the system partition to start Windows XP. This won’t overwrite the existing partition table.

One Response to “How to fix Master Boot Record (MBR)?”

  1. great post… i have been searching for this… ^_^

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