How can I recover Windows mbr using Ubuntu?

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Hi expert,

I need your help. I am facing problem with recovering windows MBR. How can I recover windows MBR using Ubuntu?

I don’t know how to do it and I never did it before. So, please tell me in detail and step by step as I can solve the problem easily.

I use windows 7.

Thanks in advance

Answered By 20 points N/A #152765

How can I recover Windows mbr using Ubuntu?


Hi Elijah,

To fix MBR using Ubuntu you firstly need to have an Ubuntu Live CD/USB. If you do not, visit their website and download the .ISO image for free and burn it onto a CD-ROM.

Boot the computer with Ubuntu Live CD-ROM.
Once it's booted, open the Terminal (little black box that looks like a Windows command prompt) and write in the following. 

sudo apt-get install lilo  

This will install a program called lilo.

After the installation write in the following. 

sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr

And there you have it, your MBR is fixed.

Good luck!

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