MBR Backup – Back up your Master Boot Record

What is the Master Boot Record?

The Master Boot Record (MBR) tells your computer what to do when it starts. It also contains information on how your hard drive is partitioned. If the MBR is damaged or corrupted (whether by a boot sector virus, malware or by other means) you may find that the data on your hard drive is irretrieably lost.

What does MBR Backup do?

MBR Backup helps you create a backup of your Master Boot Record. If you ever need to restore it you know you will have a valid copy available. MBR Backup gives you two ways of backing up your MBR - to a file or by printing(!) it. Believe it or not, printing it is actually the best method to back up your MBR, for several reasons:
  • With a printout you always have a physical copy of the MBR to hand
  • No chance of saving the MBR to a file on the hard drive that gets corrupted
  • The MBR is only 512 bytes in size. Typing it in manually will be the least of your concerns if all your data is gone