Access data on a hard drive with a damaged master boot record and boot sector ?

Answer Yeah, you can access those files.What I would do is to plug the hard drive into an external hard drive enclosure and then plug it into my computer via USB. Assuming you lack that equipment, you sh... Read More »

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What is the purpose of the master boot record on a hard drive?

The master boot record (MBR) is code written on the first sector of a hard disk. It holds information that allows the operating system to boot. It is used by Microsoft Windows operating systems.Sig... Read More »

What Does the Boot Sector on a Hard Drive Do?

In order to start up -- or "boot" -- a computer must first read a series of startup instructions. These instructions load pieces of the computer's operating system into its volatile memory. These i... Read More »

How to Clean a Boot Sector Virus on a SATA Drive?

A boot sector virus is a virus that has infected the boot sector of your hard drive. Your boot sector is the controlling sector that regulates the start up functions for all partitions across the h... Read More »

How to Boot a Mac With an External Hard Drive?

To start up a Mac from a bootable external hard drive, hold down the proper key combination while the computer is starting up. The exact key combinations that can be used vary slightly from one typ... Read More »