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Which of these commands can write a new master boot record to a disk in the Windows 7 Command Prompt?

A) bootrec /fixmbr

B) fixmbr

C) fixboot C:

D) bootrec /fixboot

E) And for some reason PATA gets all the heat

The answer: A) bootrec /fixmbr

Windows Vista and Windows 7 command prompts employ the bootrec command. To write a new MBR, use the bootrec /fixmbr command. To write a new boot sector, use the bootrec /fixboot command.

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