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TestDisk to restore MBR

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  1. MPeg3

    MPeg3 Thread Starter

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    I'm totally confused as to how to use TestDisk to fix my MBR on my Vista Home 64 bit computer. Does anyone know if I can use it on this computer if the OS I use to boot it is a linux based live CD which has TestDisk on it?

    From other postings I have found, TestDisk will fix the MBR, but I can't figure out how to go about it.


    Thanks for any suggestions
    Peg
     
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  3. MPeg3

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    I have the recovery disks that I made when I first got the computer. Is that what I need?
     
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    If you can use your Recovery CD to get to the Recovery Console, or you can get there by another means that would be your best option. You can then use FIXMBR

    Testdisk:
    Start Testdisk
    Create a new logfile
    Select your Disk -> Proceed
    Intel <enter>
    MBR Code

    Note this will overwrite any MBR based Boot Manager (so I'm not going any further).
     
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