Recovery boot sector - the solution to your computer problems
If you have never been faced with the problem of failures when booting the operating system of a computer, you may not be interested in this article. It is designed for those who want to learn independently (without calling specialists) to eliminate from time to time disruptions in the operation of the operating system and to restore the boot sector with their own hands.
Possible causes of failure
As a rule, failure occurs unexpectedly. Just once you can not turn on your computer, because the operating system does not boot. This is due to the fact that for various reasons uninteresting for the absolute majority of users, the master boot record (MBR) is damaged, or, as it is also called, the boot sector. Causes of failure may be software damage to the MBR due to virus attack or violationphysical sectors of the hard disk. You can fix the problem by restoring the boot sector. As a result, the program will reassign the hard drive area, and another sector of the disk will perform the MBR functions.
Restore the boot sector is quite simple. Most often helps to re-boot the system. You may be offered several options. Inexperienced users are advised to choose the system boot option with the latest workable parameters. If this does not help, try downloading it in safe mode. In this case, you will not see the background image. In addition, the majority of programs will not work, but files stored on the desktop can be copied to another media or local disk. You need to try this option, since the only way to restore the system can only be reinstalling it with formatting the system disk. And if you do not want to lose any important documents, do not neglect this action.
Recovery of the boot sector of Windows 7
You need to find the Windows 7 installation discIf it is missing by definition or lost, then you need to look for a boot disk. Do not forget to check your hard drive for viruses before restoring your system, or rather to make sure they are not present. To do this, install it on another computer or use a CD with an antivirus. In the case of ignoring the conduct of such a test, there is a risk of a repeated disruption of the boot loader due to the fact that the lurking virus is activated again.
To start recovery of the boot sector of Windows 7, you should press the "Delete" button when you turn on the computer. In the "Advanced" (or "Boot") section, find the device boot order. Install the first CD / DVD device in the BIOS, save the change and exit it.
The next step is to select "Restore Windows using the Recovery Console." Then from the list, select the system to restore and enter its number. Press "Enter". Then enter the "fixmbr" command to restore the MBR, or the "fixboot" command with the letter of the recovery disk, confirm its completion (Y) and press "Enter" again. Reboot the computer. If recovery of the boot sector in this way failed, the only thing that remains is to reinstall the system.