Marisa Therezza, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / August 23, 2013
MBR denotes a master boot record and is a special boot sector located in the first sectors of partitioned mass storage devices like fixed disks and removable devices compatible with IBM PC. The programs on this list represent tools to back up, recover and manage your MBR disc.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition is a free partition manager. It allows you to delete and resize partitions and create new ones using the unallocated space on your hard drive. It is a very complete tool that can be especially useful in case of hard drive failure.
As its name suggests, this program can help you perform low-level formats. Although it is intended for hard disks, it can also work on USB flash-memory devices. The application has a simple yet unattractive interface. In just two steps, you can have a given disk formatted. All it takes is choosing the disk and starting the low-level format. about your device.
WinImage can create and edit disk image files. Disk image files are files that can store the entire data of a disk as it is, so that we can reproduce it, or transfer it to another disk (create an exact copy of it). The disk can be a floppy disk, a hard disk volume, or a CD/DVD. Most of you must be familiar with disc imaging with Nero, where we can only use a CD/DVD.
EaseUS Partition Recovery is a small tool that was developed to help you recover partitions that were lost because of accidental deletion or after system crashes. It comes as a free application that can be used by anyone, regardless their PC knowledge level. EaseUS Partition Recovery offers support for all the popular file systems: FAT, NTFS, ext2, ext3, etc.
Find and Mount 2.3 is a software that locates and mounts lost partitions in your hard drives. The program supports all versions of NTFS and FAT file systems. When you run Find and Mount 2.3, it will show you the hard drives it detected on your system.
Wondershare Time Freeze is a program that protects your system from cyber-threats. It is a great tool for those who need to deal with computers that are always facing risks, like those in a cybercafé. At the end of the day, a lot of people use them, multiplying the risk of having malware into your system, of infecting it with viruses, or of accidentally deleting system files.
Visual BCD Editor is an advanced GUI version of Windows bcdedit utility. It is the first GUI tool to implement full editing of Windows 7/Vista Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store. The tool gives a structured view of Windows BCD store with its explorer like interface and is easy to use for novice and advanced users.
Data Doctor Recovery Digital Pictures is a powerful data recovery tool that allows you to recover accidentally deleted images and photos from your USB supported removable media. This incredible application retrieves picture files from digital storage media even after the loss of root directory, MBR (Master Boot Record or Partition Table sector), DBR (DOS Boot Record or Boot sector), MFT or FAT.
MBRtool is a free utility designed to backup, restore, and manipulate your hard disk MBR. MBRtool is not an automatic recovery program but will allow users to prevent data loss (caused by MBR corruption) by backing up the MBR. It offers power users all the power they'll ever need to 'mess' with their MBR.
Paragon Software's advanced partitioning tools help you completely control and manage your hard disks.rnWith growing hard drive capacity, the need to reasonably split up the space is more important than ever. This easy-to-use partitioning tool is ideal for re-structuring your hard disk for optimal and effective data storage
NTFS Data Recovery is a program that will scan your hard disks in search of lost files. It is able to restore any file which you may have lost due to an accidental deletion or formatting, a media crash, a partition or MBR error, or any other hardware failure.
FAT Data Recovery Software recovers all lost, deleted, missing files and folders from hard disk drive partitioned on FAT16, FAT32 file system. Easy to use software scans entire hard disk drive after partitioning error, root directory structure/boot sector MBR or corrupted FAT (File Allocation Table) entries to undelete all deleted or lost files easily.
The set of interfaces in this SDK makes it easy for a developer to script the behavior of the encoder itself. This is an easy way to build a powerful media creation application on top of Windows Media Encoder 9 Series, and is ideal for building batch encoding tools or simplified encoding applications for end users.
Active@ Partition Recovery Enterprise is a comprehensive and powerful data recovery tool that allows you to recover deleted partitions and logical disks on hard drives. With this version you can take advantage of both the DOS and Windows versions benefits in one package. This incredible program enables you to backup the master boot record (MBR) partition table and boot certain sectors.
WinSetup From USB is a set of usb tools. The application is intended to modify/backup/restore the MBR or PBR of your disk. Supported boot records are: Wee, Grub4Dos, SYSLINUX, Plop Boot Manager, Windows NT 5/6 etc. WinSetup From USB also supports partitions management, sector viewing and/or partition table backup/restore.
It covers all the features of EASEUS Partition Master Server Edition and brings together flawless hard disk management for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008(R2 SP1 included) and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7(SP1 included) on MBR and GUID partition table (GPT) disk including: Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy Wizard and Partition Recovery Wizard.
Active Partition Recovery is a powerful data recovery tool that allows you to recover deleted partitions and logical disks on hard drives. This incredible program enables you to backup the master boot record (MBR) partition table and boot certain sectors. Moreover, you can also undelete both primary and extended partitions, display complete physical and logical drive information, and so on.
GPT fdisk is a disk partitioning tool loosely modeled on Linux fdisk, but used for modifying GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks. The related FixParts utility fixes some common problems on Master Boot Record (MBR) disks. Features - Edit GUID partition table (GPT) definitions in Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS X, or Windows - Convert MBR to GPT without data loss
A useful app that help administrators troubleshoot computers remotely. Create backups of systems and restore PCs to initial state in case of crash. A network solution for avoiding to reinstall entire OS and lose information. Allow its users to access data locked inside computers.
This is a really good partitioning tool. The program is just like the good old Norton Partition Magic. Well, the interface is not that good, as it is in an old style. But everything else is like Partition Magic. As a whole, this program is a basic partitioning tool good for regular use. But it lacks more advanced features like a boot manager, for example.