Microsoft DOS fixboot command

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About fixboot
Availability
Syntax
Examples

About fixboot

The fixboot command is a recovery console command that creates a new partition boot sector.

Availability

The fixboot command is a recovery console command that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.

Windows 2000
Windows XP

Syntax

Writes a new partition boot sector to the system partition. The fixboot command is only available when you are using the Recovery Console

fixboot [drive]

Is the drive where the boot sector will be written. This replaces the default drive, which is the system partition you are logged on to.

Examples

fixboot C:

In the above example the boot sector would be written to the C: drive.

Additional information

  • See our boot sector and partition definitions for further information and related links on these terms.