Bootice is a free, portable program for Microsoft Windows devices to manipulate the master boot record (MBR) or partition boot record (PBR) of hard drives. Although most Windows users probably never come into contact with boot records, there are situations where it is necessary. This may be the case if you want to create dual-boot environments, revert from a multisystem system to a single operating system, or troubleshoot corruption or other issues that affect boot records.
For example, it's always a good idea to back up your master boot record or create full system backups, which protect you from situations where your computer may not boot at all or your hard drives may already be incorrectly identified. Bootice is a professional Windows program that offers a wide range of features related to boot records, boot menus and the like. It is recommended that you backup your computer's hard drives before using Bootice, as you need a status restore option if something goes wrong. The program's interface divides its tools into tabs, which you can switch between with the mouse. Bootice supports a wide range of hard drive-related functions. It allows you to edit BCD and run bootable operations on virtual disk images as well.