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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Dallas, TX

    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)

    How to fix MBR in Windows 8?

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