Rescue CD to restore W7 MBR, FAT etc?

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    If my Windows 7 Laptop gets infected, is there a free recovery DVD that can rewrite the W7 MBR, FAT and all boot sector code and data?

    It will come handy to get rod of Grub too.

    Any such free rescue DVD exist that can do that?

    (I don't have W7 DVDs, I only have a rescue partition which will overwrite my whole hard drive which I don't want to do. I just want to overwrite Grub or a Virus infected MBR, FAT, boot sector code/data.)
     
  2. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    70 views and not a single reply? :'(
     
  3. phalanaxus

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    AFAIK both Kaspersky and Dr.Web live cd's can deal with MBR infections.
     
  4. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    But do they replace the MBR if Linux Grub or something else has messed it up?
     
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    UBCD has MBRtool.
     
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    I may be a mug, but I just bought MBRWizard (GUI Version), the command line version is free. It really does seem like a neat little program. It even gives you the option to create a boot cd in case things get corrupted.

    I had to dl and install the WAIK from Microsoft, before it would create it, but I got it to go eventually. I think I only paid a few dollars. In fact here is the link -

    http://firesage.com/mbrwizard.php

    They are not pushy and I have lots of faith in them (going on what others have said). I like to take a lasagne approach to the problems that may arise.

    I got other tools, some I know work coz I have had a borked HD and they restored it...

    Anyway, I have not gone as far as restoring something that is not broken.
    But it is one of my strategies after looking long and wide...

    I would highly recommend this program (not having used it in anger), so if anyone has anything bad to say, I guess now would be a good time.

    You can save first sector, partition etc.. very versatile..


    EDIT:

    Check out this too, it is free and might work where the other does not:
    http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/
    I burned a copy and it worked on boot. Yeah for win7 and also XP.
     
  9. Baldrick

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    Hi Emetic

    I have just done the same as you (so I may be a mug too) for exactly the same reasons, completely agree/second what you have posted...and am not regretting just yet.

    Regards


    Balders
     
  10. Heimdall

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    You can create your own system repair disc via the 'Backup and Restore' option in Control panel. You could also download something like SARDU and build your own complete repair solution, using whichever recovery tools suit your purpose.
     
  11. Baldrick

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    Version 4.0 of MBRWizard has just been released and is a free upgrade if you have a valid yearly license...but worth a look anyway even if you don't IMHO.

    Happy New Year.


    Balders
     
  12. Johnny123

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    You can make one yourself according to this site.

    Alternatively there are links on that page to download an .iso file, but beware, they want money for it.

    Mind that the old way of fixing the mbr, i.e., fixmbr from the repair console in Win2K and XP, is different in Windows 7. You have to run bootrec.exe /fixmbr.
     
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    It is a beautiful program and allows one to build a WinPE v3.x

    Best regards,

    KPR!
     
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    KPR, you are quite correct. The app is very well put together, covers just about everything that one could need in this area and is really very good value for money.

    Regards


    Balders
     
  15. Baserk

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    Why don't you download a legitimate Win7 version from the official Microsoft distributor DigitalRiver?
    You will need a valid license key but that can be found at the bottom of your laptop or at the side/front/top of your PC.
    When you've got that burned on DVD, you can just full format the entire HDD and install Win7 to your wishes. Instructions an be found here.
    Image the OS (partition) and you're golden.
     
  16. MrBrian

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    After Windows installation I used MBRtool from a boot cd to backup the MBR to another of the sectors on the same hard disk. Occasionally I use MBRtool to compare the MBR with the backup MBR.
     
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