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Bootrec Is Not Recognized

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#1 Stagedoor


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Posted 16 October 2016 - 07:00 AM

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/625502/windows-fails-to-load/ - Hamluis.


what do you do if you receive the following  "bootrec is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file"?


windows version {version 6.1.7600} all updates have been installed as they became available from Microsoft.

Edited by hamluis, 16 October 2016 - 10:09 AM.

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 10:17 AM

See section on Windows 7 at https://neosmart.net/wiki/bootrec/#Bootrec_in_Windows_7 .



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Posted 16 October 2016 - 10:50 AM

The following command must be run from the Elevated Command Prompt as an Administrator.


To open the Command Prompt Click on the Start orb rsz_1rsz_1rsz_start_orb_zpshjewtibd.png and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
In the pane above the search box Programs will appear with cmd below it, right click on cmd and select Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
This will open the Elevated Command Prompt, it will look similar to the image below.


Copy and paste bootrec.exe /fixmbr in the command prompt, then press Enter.



If you cannot access the Command Prompt you will need a Windows 7 installation disc for your version of Windows to open the command prompt.  Do you have this disk?

Edited by dc3, 16 October 2016 - 10:51 AM.

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