What’s a seven letter word for brain freeze?

You would like to rebuild the master boot record on your Windows 7 desktop computer. Which of these commands would you use in System Recovery Options / Command Prompt?

A) bootrec /fixmbr

B) fixboot

C) fixboot /fixmbr

D) bootrec /fixboot

E) fixmbr

F) Maybe this would be a good time to put the keyboard away and work on a crossword puzzle

The answer: A) bootrec /fixmbr

Windows Vista and Windows 7 use the bootrec command to fix critical disk structures. You can use the /FixMbr flag to write a Windows 7-compatible MBR, or /FixBoot to write a new boot sector onto the system partition.

Want to know more? Watch “Using the Windows Recovery Console and Command Prompt.”

If you have a Windows computer that won’t boot, you may still be able to manage the OS through the Windows Recovery Console or the Windows Command Prompt. In this video, you’ll learn about these recovery tools and some commands that can help get your system running when all else fails.