MS-DOS and Windows command line fixboot command

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope
fixboot command

The fixboot command is part of the Recovery Console. It is used to create a new partition boot sector.

Availability

The fixboot command is available in the following Microsoft operating systems.

Fixboot 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]

Drive is where the boot sector will be written. This drive replaces the default drive, which is the system partition of the machine you're logged into.

Fixboot examples

fixboot c:

In the example above, 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.