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One of your associates has attempted to remove a virus with a 3rd-party utility. Unfortunately, now the computer won’t start Windows, and you don’t get an option to start the Windows Advanced Options menu. Which of these programs should you run from the Windows Recovery Console to help resolve this issue?

A) fixboot

B) mbrboot

C) bootmenu

D) fdisk


The answer: A) fixboot

The fixboot utility writes a new boot partition to the system partition. Since the computer won’t boot an operating system, you’ll need the Windows installation media and the Administrator password.

Want to know more? Watch “Troubleshooting Error Messages.”

Understanding the error message from your computer can be an important step to resolving the issue. In this video, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot and resolve boot errors, resolve operating system startup problems, and gather information using the Windows Event Viewer.