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Freeware MBR Utility from Powerquest

 
 
Scrubbs@reply_group.fr
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      12th Feb 2004
If you're in to multi-boot OSes, or just plain safety-conscious, there a
freeware utility from Powerquest that allows you to back up your Master
Boot Record. Use FTP and get it from here:

ftp.powerquest.com

Go to /pub/utilities. The file you want is "head.zip". Unpack it and
you'll see the README. The workhorse exe is MBRUtil.exe. That will bakup
your Master Boot Record. Put it on a floppy - not your hard disk.

(from the README) MBRUtil.exe (and MBRUtilD.exe)

"This utility will save the Master Boot Record (the first sector on the
first
hard drive) to a file. It will also restore the contents of a file to
the MBR.
It can be used to save the first head (sectors 1 through 62 on most
drives)
to a file. It will also restore the contents of a file to the first
head."

CAUTION: For all (not just newbies!) I //strongly// recommend not to use
WipeTRK.exe or WipeTRKd.exe. The /first/ thing I did was to delete them.
They're VERY dangerous if used incorrectly.

/Scrubbs
 
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