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Repair the Master Boot Record (MBR)

This guide will show you how to repair the MBR.

  1. jmarket
    If you're having issues booting Windows Vista, fixing the MBR (Master Boot Record) can fix it. The follow guide will show you how.

    1.) Insert your Windows Vista installation DVD/CD and boot from it.

    2.) Choose your language and keyboard layout

    3.) At the Welcome screen, click on Repair your computer.

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    4.) In the next screen, choose your Operating System and click Next.

    5.) In the System Recovery Options window, click on Command Prompt.

    6.) When the Command Prompt appears, type in the following commands, pressing ENTER after each one and allowing it to finish executing:

    Code:
    bootrec /FixMbr
    bootrec /FixBoot
    bootrec /RebuildBcd
    
    If the bootrec /RebuildBcd doesn't work, try this alternative:

    Code:
    bcdedit /export C:\bcdbackup
    c:
    cd boot
    attrib bcd -s -h -r
    ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.backup
    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    
    7.) Remove the CD/DVD from the tray, type exit, and reboot your computer.