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BootProcess > Master Boot Record (MBR)

Master Boot Record

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What is the MBR

How to install a MBR

How to repair a broken MBR

From Debian

(to write)

From Windows

  • msdos, use fdisk /mbr from a bootable floppy

  • Windows 2000, XP and 2003
    • How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP 307654.


  • How to fix a computer that won't start (microsoft support)

  • Reinstall MBR using a boot CD : Boot from the windows XP CD, press the "R" key in the setup in order to start the restoration console. Select your windows XP installation from the list, and enter the administrator password. Enter the command: "FIXMBR" (without the quotes) at the input prompt and confirm the next question with a "Y" (without the quotes). Use exit to restore the computer.

  • How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista 927392

See also