Rebuild MBR with AOMEI Partition Assistant

March 19, 2019

Rebuild MBR can help you solve some problems. You might see the error message "system was missing or the system could not start up" when trying to boot the PC. With this feature, it can help you resolve some problems without reinstalling the OS.

Rebuild MBR with Aomei Partition Assistant

From time to time you might see the error message “system was missing” or "operating system could not found" when you booted up your system. Actually, It did not mean that your system did not exist; such errors are mostly caused by damaged Master Boot Record (MBR). In this case, you need to use some special tool to repair corrupted MBR without reinstalling the OS. the Rebuild MBR feature is added in AOMEI Partition Assistant and the following are the detailed steps about how to rebuild MBR with AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Before You Do

  • Download the disk partition software and install it on your PC.
  • Supposing your computer cannot boot now, on this condition, you need to create WinPE bootable CD with AOMEI Partition Assistant on another computer. After that, you can start your computer through this bootable CD and you will enter in AOMEI Partition Assistant's interface so you can use the "Rebuild MBR" feature.
  • There is another way to rebuild corrupted MBR when your computer cannot boot: Unplug the system disk that failed to boot from the machine and plug this disk to another machine and run AOMEI Partition Assistant so you can use "Rebuild MBR" feature.

To Rebuild MBR

Step1: Select the system disk which cannot boot and right-click the disk to select "Rebuild MBR", or in the left side interface of Aomei Partition Assistant, and select Disk Operations -> Rebuild MBR.
Rebuild System Disk MBR
Step2: Set up the type of MBR to rebuild in Rebuild MBR window and the program will set the type of MBR for your OS. (Choose a proper MBR type according to the version of your operating system)
Choose MBR Type OS
Step3: Click Apply on the toolbar to perform Rebuild MBR operation.
Apply
Notes:
  • Rebuild corrupted MBR only can solve problems such as MBR code has been damaged. It's beyond Rebuild MBR's ability to deal with OS unbootable problem which is caused by bootable file or system file missing.
  • “Rebuild MBR" usually won't cause data loss, but choosing a wrong type of MBR may result in a normal system failing to boot. Please confirm your system version before performing this operation.

  • The free version of Aomei Partition Assistant also has "Rebuild MBR" feature.