Freeware MBR Utility from Powerquest

Discussion in 'Freeware' started by Scrubbs@reply_group.fr, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. 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
     
    Scrubbs@reply_group.fr, Feb 12, 2004
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