I recently made some hard drive edits and removed an unused Linux partition. I knew that the partition contained my bootloader and was planning on rebuilding it on a different partition. Little did i know that windows had other plans for me. It did a nifty little update on me that forced a reboot. I walked away for all of ten minutes and came back with a nice error message greeting me.
Normally that would have called for a system rebuild or some drastic measures, but after searching for a few minutes, I found a nifty utility specifically made for fixing boot loaders.
Boot-Repair-Disk from sourceforge is a nifty little tool. Normally you have to write it to a cd and boot up to that, but another handy utlity helped me out.
UNetbootin is a tool that allows you to take a cd image and boot it from a USB drive. A few clicks and a usb stick and it was off to the races.
I loaded up the bootable drive and clicked the button to fix my boot loader. Within a minute or so, it scanned my system and rebuilt my boot loader from scratch. In fact, i’ve never had a windows rescue cd ever rebuild it that fast. I’ll be using this in the future if I ever need to rebuild a boot loader.
Until Next Time.