win 7 64 bit boot issue

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 64 bit and Windows XP 32 bit. Each Operating System is on a separate hard drive. I turned off the PC while it was booting up and seems to have corrupted the Master Boot Record-Registry File.

The error message tells me to run the set up disc, which I have tried to do but for some reason the computer will not read either recovery disk. Therefore I cannot access the recovery console to repair the the Master Boot Record-Registry File.

Should it be a simple matter of accessing another PC to create a Recovery Console disc to repair the Master Boot File. If not, how can I resolve this issue?


so im on a mates pc now and have installed BCD which apparently can resolve this. would i be right in sayin i can create a bootloader dvd which will then run on my pc back home and fix the master boot record?


i notice there arent any win 7 options, will the vista option do the same thing?


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
How do you know it's the MBR that is corrupt? What error message do you get?