How to Configure Master Boot Record on Windows 10

Encountering a few errors while using Windows OS is quite natural. There are times when we have to struggle and fix simple Windows errors through a little troubleshooting and to make a few tweaks in the settings.

If you have also fixed a few Windows errors on your own, we’re sure you must’ve heard about the MBR? MBR aka Master Boot Record is typically a file that stores information related to disk partitions and other storage mediums. There are a couple of file system errors that corrupt the MBR loaded on your device causing malfunctioning of your device. To fix these errors, we need to repair the Master Boot Record to resolve the file system error conflict to resume your system to a normal state.

How to Configure Master Boot Record
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In this post, we have covered a detailed insight on what is a Master Boot Record, what it does, why is it important, and how to configure master boot record settings on Windows 10.

Also read: How To Fix for “The Request Failed Due to Fatal Device Hardware Error.”

Let’s get started and quickly explore how to repair Master Boot Record on Windows.

What is the Master Boot Record?

What is the Master Boot Record
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The Master Boot Record (MBR) stores information related to the disk partitions available on your device. This information is particularly about where a certain file is stored on a hard disk, on which disk sector or partition. The MBR comprises detailed information about disk partitions in a formatted way that allows the OS to locate files.

Hence, MBR happens to be an integral part of an operating system. If you’re stuck with any disk-related errors on your system, fixing the master boot record can prove out to be an effective workaround to get past the issue.

How to Configure Master Boot Record on Windows 10?

Follow these steps to repair Master Boot Record on Windows 10. But yes, before you proceed make sure you have Windows 10  bootable media available beforehand.

First, create a Windows 10 bootable media. To know more about this, visit this link.

Restart your device along with bootable storage media.

In the Windows setup window, tap on the “Repair your Computer” option.

Tap on Troubleshoot> Advanced Options.

How to Configure Master Boot Record on Windows 10
Select “Command Prompt” from the list of options.

Once your device loads the Command Prompt environment, you will be required to use the bootrec.exe tool to repair master boot record on Windows 10 PC.

Select Command Prompt

Once the Command Prompt shell is ready, type bootrec/fixmbr command and then hit Enter. Using this command will help you fix your corrupt MBR file.

After you’ve successfully run this command, type the following command on the Command Prompt shell:


Using this command will help you to resolve any boot issues which your device was undergoing.

Now, in the next step, type bootrec/scanos and hit Enter to allow your system to scan all available drives and fix all the relevant entries that are missing or corrupted.

Lastly, type bootrec/rebuildbcd to rebuild Boot configuration data (BCD) and then hit Enter.

All these steps must be followed in the same order to repair Master Boot Record on your Windows 10 device.

In the end, the Command Prompt will show you a message stating whether you want to add installation to the boot list. Press “Y” to confirm and then close the Command Prompt shell.

Reboot your device and check whether you’re still facing any update or boot issues on your device.

Also read: Are You Hit With “Unmountable Boot Volume” Windows 10 Error? Here’s How You Can Fix It

This wraps up our quick guide on how to repair Master Boot Record on Windows 10. The above-mentioned instructions will guide you thoroughly to configure the MBR file on your device. For any other queries or assistance, feel free to write to us!


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