How to restore Master Boot Record on Windows XP?
You can easily restore the MBR (Master Boot Record) in Windows XP and bring Win XP back to life.
1.) Repairing the MBR under Windows XP!
1. Insert the Windows XP installation CD into the CD/DVD drive
2. Restart the computer, when selecting the installation press the [R] key "Repair"
(instead of the Enter key for the installation of Windows XP )
3. Then in the console, the command: fixmbr and the command: fixboot c:
4. If the boot partition of XP is on D:\, then of course fixboot d:
It looks like this!
Windows XP setup
This part of the setup program will install the
Microsoft(R) XP prepared on this computer.
* Press ENTER to Windows XP
to install now.
* Press the R key to install
Windows XP using the Recovery Console
* Press the F3 key to cancel the installation,
without installing Windows XP.
2.) More info on repairing MS Windows Desktop and Server!
To repair MBR, you need the Windows installation CD/DVD to start your computer because your computer cannot boot from the operating system.
3.) What should I consider for MBR repairs?
MBR is an essential part when booting the computer. However, if the Windows MBR is corrupted, you need to repair the MBR. And then how can you easily rebuild MBR!
What Causes MBR Defect?
MBR damage can have various causes. It's not always a virus, usually it's a drive error, sometimes it's also caused by a hard-working computer cleanup program, overwriting the MBR or wrong setting.
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