Fixboot, Fixmbr ??



fsw
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
Hello,
before I try a Fixboot or Fixnbr to try and resolve a problem I have can
Someone tell me what each command does and if it works am I likely to get
back the same Windows Environment I had before my system stopped working?

Fraser

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
Fixmbr repairs the master boot record of the boot disk.
The fixmbr command is only available when you are using the Recovery Console.
Ref: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/bootcons_fixmbr.mspx

Fixboot writes a new partition boot sector to the system partition.
The fixboot command is only available when you are using the Recovery Console.
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/bootcons_fixboot.mspx

Recovery Console in Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_rec.htm

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"fsw" wrote:

| Hello,
| before I try a Fixboot or Fixnbr to try and resolve a problem I have can
| Someone tell me what each command does and if it works am I likely to get
| back the same Windows Environment I had before my system stopped working?
|
| Fraser

brianb
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
This tells a little about fixmbr, and there is a link towards the bottom for
fixboot.
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/bootcons_fixmbr.mspx

"fsw" wrote:

> Hello,
> before I try a Fixboot or Fixnbr to try and resolve a problem I have can
> Someone tell me what each command does and if it works am I likely to get
> back the same Windows Environment I had before my system stopped working?
>
> Fraser
>
>
>

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
fsw wrote:
> Hello,
> before I try a Fixboot or Fixnbr to try and resolve a problem I have
> can Someone tell me what each command does and if it works am I
> likely to get back the same Windows Environment I had before my
> system stopped working?
>
> Fraser

Find out more at the article below, or try Google.
We cannot say if this will fix the problem, because we do not know what
symptoms you are having. If you report symptoms to this Newsgroup, please
use detail.
What prompted you to want to use these two utilities in the first place?
"How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307654


Fixboot, Fixmbr ??