October 25th, 2013, 08:46 AM
Windows 8.1 MBR messed up, how to fix boot rec
I ended up messing the MBR using HDHacker tool accidently. After removing Linux , I was trying to set the MBR back to what is was before using HDHacker tool.
It showed, on Hard drive 0, sector 1 had error message, sector 2, 3,4 had some values while 5 and beyond had 0s.
So I copied sector 2- 5 and over wrote to sector 1-4, thus deleting the sector 1 and overwritting with 2 and so forth.
I did save sector 1- 5 as a file , as allowed by the tool.
After restarting the windows, it failed to load, saying Boot Device not found.
I understand I am totally doomed.
Just wondering if there is a way to solve this problem. I do not have windows repair or re-install disc, nor the product key to download iso file form microsoft. None did come with the purchase of the laptop.
Any help would be appreciated a bunch.
October 26th, 2013, 05:30 AM
Re: Windows 8.1 MBR messed up, how to fix boot rec
The pc maker should be able to send you a DVD.... And or you'll have to borrow one. (you probably "had" the option to make a dvd)
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