How do I work MBR w/ restore capsule?

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  1. villandra

    villandra Registered Member

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    I'd like to make a restore capsule in the last partition on my computer.

    The manual works that basically either of two strategies that I found to both do the same thing, which is create a fifth partition at the end of my hard drive out of the fourth partition, will mess up my mbr and cause problems with booting the computer.

    That dense but vague poorly translated Chinese manual appears to suggest either backing up my current MBR and restoring it, or using the utility's version of fixmbr, to create a new generic master boot record.

    My current master boot record for four partitions wouldn't be appropriate for an altered disk with five partitions; it seems like that would fail to boot.

    I understand that generic master boot records pretty much lose your hard drive and everything on it, which requires reinstalling everything to fix, which is why you should always keep a backup of your master boot record, and why fixmbr is no solution to a virus-infected mbr.

    Does Paragon's fix master boot record routine actually create a master boot record with your own system's actual partition table, that can actually FIND your entire system? If it does, it does not clearly say so anywhere in all that 239 pages of densely packed poorly translated Chinese.

    If there's a specific technique to do that, instead of the other option to create a generic master boot record that lost your entire system, it doesn't specifically say how to create it, that I can find.

    If not, how do you actually create a restore capsule with a master boot record that works? That is, finds your system, not merely boots up the computer.

    Thanks!
     
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    villandra Registered Member

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    Second paragraph should begin with "The manual WARNS that..."

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    Pagagon is a German product.
     
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