Repair Master Boot Record (MBR)
The process is almost the same for Windows 10/8/7. First, you need a Windows installation disc. Without that, it would be challenging to proceed. Please don’t ask where you can download it as we don’t have permission to discuss the sources where we can find the installation DVD.
Press F8 during system boot to enter Windows Recovery Menu. Unlike other versions of Windows 8, the recovery menu has a Metro UI style.
Click Advanced options to enter the Auto Repair menu.
We need to use the Bootrec.exe tool. Click command prompt and enter the following commands, one of the following:
Bootrec / RebuildBcd
bootrec / fixmbr
Bootrec / fixboot
Exit, and now go ahead and reboot your system. In some cases, you may need to run some additional commands.
bootsect / nt60 SYS or bootsect / nt60 ALL
You should back up the MBR or create a System Recovery Disk so that in case something happens, you don’t have to run Windows Recovery Disk. To create a system recovery drive in Windows, follow these steps:
- Press Win + R and type RecoveryDrive.exe
- Once you insert the USB drive, it will start creating Recovery for your USB drive.
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