How to Fix Windows Bootloader – Using bootrec.exe Tool


To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1
Put the Windows Vista or Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.

Step 2
Press a key when you are prompted.

Step 3
Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.

Step 4
Click Repair your computer.

Windows Recovery 1

Step 5
Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

Windows Recovery 2

Step 6
After selecting Repair –> command prompt, enter:

Step 7
BootRec.exe /fixmbr
BootRec.exe /FixBoot

/FixBoot. Writes a boot sector onto the system partition to start Windows

Windows Recovery 4

Step 8 ( Optional )
BootRec.exe /ScanOs   –> Scans all disks for Windows installations and displays them to you. 
BootRec.exe /RebuildBcd   –> Scans all disks for Windows installations and prompts you to pick the ones you want to add to the BCD.


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