Boot Repair Disk

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Sometimes things go wrong when you are installing an operating system on a hard disk drive or SSD. A boot repair disk gets your boot configuration back on its feet, quickly.

The boot process for computers has become massively more complicated in recent years. Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) has largely replaced the traditional BIOS, while increasingly large storage devices require new types of partitioning.

The configuration options of bootloaders such as GRUB 2 have thus been massively extended; even minor changes to the system can cause start-up problems. In the worst case, you will be left sitting in front of a black screen with a flashing cursor without the operating system having booted.

In this situation Boot Repair Disk provides invaluable assistance: The operating system, based on the lean Lubuntu 14.04 LTS with the LXDE desktop takes care of damaged boot configurations even in heterogeneous environments, repairing them automatically at the push of a button.

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