Free progam to manage MBR

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  1. garry35

    garry35 Registered Member

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    does anybody know of a program to manage the MBR windows is preferred. i would prefer free but am prepared to pay if its good enough, i dont mind if its a standalone program or part of another program or suite.

    Gazzer
     
  2. Aventador

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    Whats wrong with letting Windows manage itself? :rolleyes:
     
  3. NormanF

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    Buy Rollback RX. Its saved my bacon from a failed Windows Update! Having a Super System Restore from the boot line has kept me in business. All you really need!
     
  4. Aventador

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    Why buy a program? You don't have to spend ANY sort of money on software to fully protect and or backup your pc. Rollback cannot save you from a hard drive failure. If anything purchase an external HDD and use Windows 7 Backup and Restore weekly.
     
  5. TheQuest

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    Hi garry35
    Back up your Master Boot Record

    Take Care
    TheQuest :cool:
     
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    I Agree,External HD device offline is the safest and probably the most reliable method there is.
     
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    Gazzer,

    Why do you want to backup the MBR?
    Which part of the MBR are you concerned about?
    How do you envisage the MBR backup being of help?
     
  11. Aventador

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    A disk image is all you need. Everyone keeps throwing all these programs out there.
     
  12. Baldrick

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    I use MBRWizard Suite that I paid for. IMHO for what I paid and the ongoing yearly renewal it is a steal. You have everything you need in one place...or at least that is my take on this.

    Hope that helps?

    Regards



    Balders
     
  13. pajenn

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    I use MmbFix for backups/restores of MBR. It's a command line tool, but the advantage is you can schedule a command to run, for example, weekly, to make a backup of your MBR.

    Bootice is my prefered tool for installing Win XP/7 MBR or grub on an external hard drive or USB stick that I want to make bootable.

    EasyBCD is then the tool I use to add/delete/edit boot menu entries for Win 7 MBR's. (For XP or grub you can just use Notepad to edit boot.ini or menu.lst, respectively, for those boot entries).

    All mentioned tools are free for personal use.
     
  14. Brian K

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    Gazzer,

    You haven't answered my questions. Mostly these apps aren't necessary.
     
  15. garry35

    garry35 Registered Member

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    for backups.

     
  16. madyrocksin

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    i use ToolWiz Care for MBR backup ;)
     
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