Use CMD To Fix The Windows 8 MBR (Master Boot Record)

Preview Mbr Successful_thumb.jpg 1Sometimes the MBR might get corrupted or damaged. Then in that case you may want to fix the MBR. In this tutorial, we are showing you how to fix the mbr in Windows 8.

Tip: If the steps below do not work you may want to check your PC for a MBR virus infection

Steps to fix MBR

1. Step Start your computer and Insert Windows 8 DVD. Make sure you have already your boot order to boot from DVD. Then click on the Repair your computer.

Repair your Computer

2. Step Next, Click on the Troubleshoot.

Choose Options

3. Step Next, click on the Advanced options.

Advanced Options

4. Step Next, click on the Command prompt.

Command Prompt to fix mbr

5. Step Next, in the Command prompt, type ‘bootrec.exe /fixmbr’ and press Enter.

Type in Command Prompt

6. Step Finally, you will see the message ‘The operation completed successfully’.

mbr successful


Usually the MBR gets damaged or corrupted after a cold-start of your PC. Follow the steps provided in this tutorial to fix the MBR in Windows 8.

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Uttam is a Microsoft Student Partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. Aside from blogging, Uttam is also studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer. Windows has always been his first love. He has been using Windows since his early days since he was in 2nd Grade. He also used a few other operating systems but never found any other OS that he grew fond of.

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2 Responses to Use CMD To Fix The Windows 8 MBR (Master Boot Record)

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    No said:

    Pressing Shift + F10 will also open the cmd window

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    adane acheampong said:

    I’m stuck at the win8 recover console,and every key I press brings me back to the recovery console,given me “An unexpected error has occurred Error code 0xc0000225.when I try to boot from disc it also brings me back to the recovery console,win7 also hangs up at the starting windows screen any help please

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