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Hey everyone, how's it going? In this one were looking at how to partition a hard drive within Windows 10 using a utility called Minitool Partition Wizard.

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About Rebuild MBR

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MBR (Master Boot Record) is a special type of loader code at the very beginning of computers' hard disk. It contains an operating system bootloader and the storage device’s partition table. When DOS reads hard disk, MBR will help to check whether the partition is legal and locate the partition boot information.

And, the loader code is variable. Thus, users can boot MBR from multiple operating systems. It can be found in FDISK program. MBR will pass the control over to the certain operating system which has been registered in the partition table.

However, MBR could be damaged due to various attack, mistaken operation, or sudden power failure. Once MBR is damaged, users may encounter boot problems such as MBR error 3 and see Windows black screen.

Rebuild MBR of MiniTool Partition Wizard helps rebuild MBR in quite simple operations even if Windows cannot boot. That is because this partitioning program offers a bootable disc to boot computer without Windows.

How to Rebuild MBR

Since Windows cannot boot, users can use the Bootable Media Builder feature to create bootable CD/DVD/USB flash drive or build an ISO image of a bootable disc. After that, use the bootable disk to start computer to get the following window.

Kindly reminder: the free edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard doesn’t provide Bootable Media Builder.

Step 1. Please choose the first option Partition Wizard to enter the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Step 2. Wait for a while. MiniTool Partition Wizard will start automatically.

Step 3. Select the system disk which is suffering MBR damage and click Rebuild MBR from the left panel.

Step 4. At last, click Apply button to apply the change.

And after application, users need to quit from MiniTool Partition Wizard bootable disc and boot from the local hard drive.

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About Set Active/Inactive

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When users install system on a hard drive, there will be a system partition. If system partition is not set active, Windows will be unbootable, as only setting the system partition active can MBR visit the very partition to find Windows boot programs BOOTMGR and Boot Configuration Database.

Normally, if users have added a new disk to computer and finished migrating OS from the original disk to the new one, user need to set boot partition on the new disk as active and then set it to be the first boot device in order to make computer boot from it successfully.

Note: If users use Migrate OS to SSD/HD function of MiniTool Partition Wizard to transfer OS to another drive, the software will set the new drive as active automatically at the end of OS migration.

Now, the question comes – how to set active/inactive manually when necessary? We'll introduce the method of using Set Active/Inactive in MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Here is the step-by-step MiniTool Partition Wizard tutorial.

How to Set Active

Note: The following operations are completed with MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition. users can use MiniTool Partition Wizard's Bootable Media Builder feature to create bootable CD/DVD/USB flash drive or build an ISO image of a bootable disc. After that, use the bootable disk to start computer to get the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootble Edition.

Step 1. Select the partition users would like to set as active and choose Set Active from the left action panel.

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Kindly Remind:

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  • If users are running an MBR disk, only the primary partitions on it can be set active. But if the disk is GPT, there's no such limit.
  • One disk can hold at most 1 active partition.
  • If users set the wrong partition as active and change the original active partition into inactive, they will be blocked out from Windows system.

Step 2. Click on Apply button to perform pending operations.

Step 3. Choose Yes from Apply Changes prompt window to confirm.

Step 4. Click on OK button when the Successful prompt window shows up so as to end this task.

How to Set Inactive

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The process to set inactive is very similar to set active.

Step 1. Select the partition users would like to set as inactive and choose Set Inactive.

Step 3.Click on Yes button in Warning window to continue.

Step 4. Click on Apply button to perform pending operations.

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Step 5. Choose Yes from Apply Changes prompt window to confirm.

Step 6. Click on OK button when the Successful prompt window shows up so as to end this task.

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