• Recover MBR (Master Boot Record Recovery)

    • MBR, Short for Master Boot Record, a small program that is executed when a computer boots up. Typically, the MBR resides on the first sector of the hard disk. The program begins the boot process by looking up the partition table to determine which partition to use for booting. It then transfers program control to the boot sector of that partition, which continues the boot process. In DOS and Windows systems, you can create the MBR with the FDISK /MBR command. So, if there is something wrong with the MBR, say, if the MBR is infected by MBR virus, which replaces the MBR with its own code, the computer will fail to boot. In this situation, you need a partition recovery software for MBR recovery/restore to access to the computer.

    • Some operations with a hard disk, such as an error when installing an additional operating system, can damage the boot sector of the disk, thus preventing it from booting. Follow these instructions to restore the MBR:Insert the XP or Windows 2000 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive and reboot the computer;If the computer does not boot with the CD, then you will have to change the boot sequence in the PC’s BIOS setup so that the CD takes precedence over the hard disk;While booting, the boot program on the CD detects any existing, bootable partitions on the hard disk, stops the boot process and only continues booting once a key has been pressed;On the first screen of the Windows Setup program, select "R" and on the next screen, select "K" to run the Recovery Console.

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