Any difference between fixmbr(recovery console) and MBRAutowrite_en.exe from Acronis?

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  1. zoril

    zoril Registered Member

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    I am curious are they both the same or do they have different funtions? Do both restore mbr to original condition?...............Howard:)
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hi Howard,

    Depends what you mean by "original condition" :p. They both have the same functionality, namely, they create a "standard" Windows MBR. However, neither can restore a manufacturer's special multi-boot MBR if it got overwritten by, say, activating the Acronis Startup Recovery Manager.

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  3. zoril

    zoril Registered Member

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    Hi Menorcaman:)

    I see and I guess the one from Acronis would be similar?
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello zoril,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please note that as Menorcaman said in both cases (using "fixmbr" of Windows XP Recovery Console or using floppy drive/CD with special utilities) your old MBR will be rewritten with the new MBR.

    Please note that this utilities made for those who do not have access to Windows Recovery CD and need to repair MBR.

    Thank you.
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    Aleksandr Isakov
     
  5. zoril

    zoril Registered Member

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    Many thanks for the reply - I understand now:)
     
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