Sunday, January 30, 2011

Repair Windows Bootloader

Ever wondered what will you do if your windows bootloader got corrupted!!!

1. Keep pressing F8 during boot and select STARTUP REPAIR or boot from your windows dvd.
2. Now enter your password if there is.
3. Select command prompt.
4. Enter "bootrec.exe" without quotes and press enter.
5. Now cmd shows four arguments that can be used with bootrec.exe. eg. "bootrec.exe \rebuildbcd"
6. Run bootrec.exe with all the four arguments individually.
7. Now your bootloader will be rebuild and you can enjoy your windows if faulty windows was due to corrupt bootloader.

NOTE: Tested on Windows 7. Comment if it works on other versions.