FixBoot\MBR in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Kevin Young, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Kevin Young

    Kevin Young Guest

    I was attempting to install Ubuntu on a USB thumb drive and it ended up
    over writing my Master Boot Record on my Vista hard drive. I know with
    XP I was able to boot from the original CD and enter a FixBoot or FixMBR
    command and fix the problem but don't seem to have this ability when
    using the Vista CD. Can anyone offer advice as to how to fix the Master
    Boot Record in Vista?
    Kevin Young, Nov 22, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    I't somewhat similar. At the first setup page there is an advanced/other
    options section. Within it are options to run a startup repair (which should
    be sufficient for your needs) or to access a recovery environment (so you
    can manually run the fixes yourself).
    Rick Rogers, Nov 22, 2007
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  3. Kevin Young

    Kevin Young Guest

    Thanks Rick, I appreciate your help. I had attempted using the start-up
    repair tool earlier and it does not make any changes to correct things
    in this case. I also tried going to the recovery environment, opened a
    terminal window and the fixboot and\or fixmbr commands were not
    recognized. Do you have any other ideas?
    Kevin Young, Nov 23, 2007
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    Jane C Guest

    Jane C, Nov 23, 2007
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