Software & Apps Windows Fixboot Command (Recovery Console) Learn to use the fixboot command in the Windows XP Recovery Console by Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated on January 21, 2020 Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email The fixboot command is a Recovery Console command that writes a new partition boot sector to the system partition that you specify. The fixboot command is only available from within the Recovery Console in Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Fixboot Command Syntax fixboot (drive) drive = This is the drive that a boot sector will be written to and will replace the system partition that you're currently logged on to. If no drive is specified, the boot sector will be written to the system partition that you're currently logged on to. Fixboot Command Examples fixboot c: In this example of the fixboot command, the boot sector is written to the partition that's currently labeled as the C: drive—most likely the partition you're currently logged on to. If that is the case, this command could be run without the c: option. Fixboot Related Commands The bootcfg, fixmbr, and diskpart commands are often used with the fixboot command.