Windows Vista Asus Recovery, how can I fix mbr without cd?

By Rukasuzu
Aug 9, 2008
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  1. Sup people
    When I insert the cd into the cd-rom, the recovery one, it doesn't show the repair then command line. It shows Asus recovery. I can only do recovery, and no repair, option appears any help to get back to normal?, how can I fix mbr without the recovery cd? on Vista?
    My computer is Asus G1S Vista SP1
  2. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 181

    How can I get it back to normal so it shows repair and other option

    How can I get it back to normal so it shows repair and other options, when I insert the cd
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Good point
    MS made this excellent Fix Master Boot Record, but how do you do that with the Asus Recovery CD?

    As I don't have your Recovery CD, I don't know if by pressing the Recovery, what it actually does (ie wipe clean?)
    You should confirm with Asus what this disc will do
    And ideally reply back with the results
  4. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 181

    yeah it just wipes it clean

    yeah it just wipes it clean
    Recover with 2 partions recovery with 1 partition
    entire hardrive no more options
    I think it is ems enabled, maybe that's why?
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  6. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Oh Snap is there easy way to do this?

    Oh Snap is there easy way to do this?
    Anyone hmm
  7. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 181

    I found a solution

    Here is my solution
    Here is the link then
    Download MbrFix Here
    It will lead you to the website, it is on the right bottom the link, where the rating is, the stars.
    Run cmd as administrator and go to where you download the MbrFix in comand line "cmd". Type in and hit enter

    Code:
    MbrFix /drive 0 fixmbr /vista and press y on the keyboard!!!!!
  8. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Or borrow a Windows VISTA Premium disc to run the repair.
    Or use another hard drive in a USB external enclosure to copy all your data, then use the ASUS disk to wipe and restore the Windows VISTA system, then rescue the data from the USB external enclosure.
    It is easier to buy a new hard drive, if your data is valuable. Install the new hard drive, then resuce the data from the problem drive... because finding some files are difficult unless you know where the data is stored.
  9. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Yeah borrowing works to :)

    Yeah borrowing works to :)
    Its even better I guess :D
    I had to do alot of research to figure this out. The mbrifx program.
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Very good

    Here's the command line usage: http://www.sysint.no/nedlasting/mbrfix.htm
    And here's the direct download: http://www.sysint.no/Nedlasting/MbrFix.zip

    Obviously to repair the Master Boot Record on:
    Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows PE. Both 32-bit and 64-bit x64 editions are supported

    Used if you don't have the Windows Disc to do this.
  11. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 181

    yeah thats the one

    Hey kimsland thats the one I already included the url my other reply here, but thnx :)
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes I know.
    I just wanted to provide the direct links
    In case others may check this thread
  13. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Good Point Kimsland

    Good Point Kimsland
  14. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 181

    to fix external drive

    Code:
    MbrFix /drive 1 fixmbr /yes
    MbrFix /drive 1 listpartitions
    But rembmer to download mbrfix there is a link in this topic
    Choose different number in partitionlist until you see the drive you want to fix
  15. Rukasuzu

    Rukasuzu Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Rembmer thought

    Code:
    Remember to go into to the folder of fixmbr,  then right click fixmbr and click properties and then select empty box and check mark it run as administrator. Do the same for show all users. Do the same for 64bit version!
    This is for vista only, for xp you don't have to do run as administrator but for vista you do
    You have to do this for vista, or you get disk error :D
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