MbrFix


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 19 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1
File Size:
41.29KB
Date Added:
January 17, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
260,052
Downloads Last Week:
366
Additional Requirements:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

This handy application manages your master boot record (MBR), but the interface and program complexity render it appropriate for advanced users only. MBRFix's command-line-executable interface has 13 functions that are easily listed with the /? option. The utility was designed to save an MBR to a file for transfer or backup. Drive-partition information is easy to get and delete with two command-line arguments. Advanced users will find it simple to read, write, or generate drive signatures with the proper arguments. The included HTML document page lists the arguments but expects users to understand their use. MBRFix is a tiny executable and operates quickly; most operations are completed in a few seconds. However, users can accidentally delete partitions and important data. Accordingly, we highly recommend this invaluable freeware tool only for system techs and advanced users who often install operating systems and switch out drives.

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  • All Versions:

    3.1

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current Version:

    3.1

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 8
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  • 1 stars

    "Comes w/ bloatware"

    June 02, 2012   |   By kb_c

    Version: MbrFix 1

    Pros

    Didn't download the app.

    Cons

    Force to load bloatware, buszzdock tool bars, etc. that may be tracking your web travels and other activities. Also the bloat ware says that it can change the user agreements and the buzzdock apps w/out your OK.

    Summary

    Nothing in life is free. So, as long as you are willing to signup to use the bloatware, and don't mind your someone monitoring your web activities, then the app. may be a good tool

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  • 1 stars

    "Does not work"

    March 10, 2012   |   By compumike

    Version: MbrFix 1

    Pros

    Free download

    Cons

    Doesn't work

    Summary

    Nuff said. Don't waste your time with this mess.

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  • 1 stars

    "Command line tool that didn't even work"

    June 23, 2011   |   By varsitygmx

    Version: MbrFix 1

    Pros

    It was free, although I it's not a pro if it doesn't work.

    Cons

    Avoid if you want to fix your mbr

    Summary

    After several wasted hours trying to get this to run, I found mbrwizard with a nice graphical interface, and fixed my hard drive in less than 5 minutes! http://firesage.com/mbrwizard.php

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  • 1 stars

    "Avoid... Unusable!"

    November 23, 2010   |   By amandawww

    Version: MbrFix 1

    Pros

    Free, that's the only good part.

    Cons

    Too difficult to use. Finding a way to run it was impossible, as was finding the options I was looking for.

    Summary

    A command line interface for such an app is ridiculous, I suspect it has done more damage than good on most computers... like mine. :( After further searching I found mbrwizard with a nice gui and boot disk builder. http://firesage.com/mbrwizard.php

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  • 4 stars

    "Essential in recovery of messed up dual boot systems"

    July 04, 2010   |   By ozerob

    Version: MbrFix 1

    Pros

    Bare bones, but this utility has all the basic features to reset a MBR when dual boot goes haywire after failed OS installs. Way better than trying to rebuild or restore a boot record manually.

    Cons

    I had no problems with this application, but It does assume you know a bit about boot records, so I'd recommend a bit of online reading before just using it in "blind faith mode" ... the info with the program itself is just adequate.

    Summary

    I used it to recover both Linux, XP and Win7 MBRs , all OK ! This after several failed installs of dual boot XP Pro SP3 and Win 7 Pro, Linux and Vista (eecchhh) - relocated MBR was too far gone to be recognizable. MBRfix recreated a usable boot record in seconds as opposed to the hours I might have spent reformatting and restoring from backups. I recommend this to anyone running mutli boot systems.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worked Great"

    February 28, 2010   |   By alkspa

    Version: MbrFix 1

    Pros

    Used to remove Ubuntu boot. Did great job

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  • 4 stars

    "Did the job"

    January 25, 2010   |   By TopDog05

    Version: MbrFix 1

    Pros

    Easy to use and understand

    Cons

    Nothing untoward comes to mind

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  • 5 stars

    "Fixed Seagate cloning issue"

    April 25, 2009   |   By bodine465

    Version: MbrFix 1

    Pros

    Resolved a BSOD error caused by using a Seagate utility to clone to a larger drive. Would occur whenever I tried to backup my system to my Windows Home Server. Saved a lot of hassle.

    Cons

    Use is a bit complicated. Required having to go to the website for the proper commands. I hate to have to RTFM. Not a big deal tho.

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  • 1 stars

    "Only good windows access"

    April 23, 2009   |   By krisby1

    Version: MbrFix 1

    Pros

    Don't know

    Cons

    No good if you can't get into windows, which I can't, I need a MRB fix for dos, so far all I have tried don't work.

    Summary

    I didn't notice the screenie was for a dos box, I thought it was DOS dos, alas does not appear to work in native DOS or from a bootable disk

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  • 5 stars

    "Does exactly what it says on the tin!"

    October 11, 2008   |   By cnet_user_uk

    Version: MbrFix 1

    Pros

    I have been getting an MBR error at boot time for months. This software fixed my MBR error very quickly and with no fuss (on a system with XP SP3).

    Cons

    Actually for me, there are no cons. But I guess it isn't the easiest of things to use if you are not confident using a command line.

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