First of all, thank you to whoever reads this. I'm getting pretty upset and worried about the fact that my desktop is now definitely not booting into Windows 7, which it was very nicely before I was an idiot and used Boot-Repair (the linux tool, in an attempt to get Ubuntu working.) So here's what's happening:
I start the computer, doesn't matter the boot order so long as there's nothing in the disc drive, and I get
Windows failed to start, da da da,
File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
So obviously it's a BCD issue. I got my install disc and went into command line to try and find anything wrong with either mounting and/or the BCD file. I found some interesting and frustrating stuff...
In system recovery, when windows is trying to fix it itself, it says it will repair
fwbootmgr. Then, it says that:
The following startup options will be added: Name: Win 7 home premium (recovered) Path: Windows
(And here we have what I haven't seen before...)
Windows device: Partition=\\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume5
Also, it will copy the current BCD to
And then I try to let it do its thing and it says Failed to save startup options. Next it can't find a system image when it tries to look for a backup.
So I've gotten to cmd line and I start
diskpart, where I list volumes and find that:
- Volume 1 is DELLUTILITY, FAT32, with name C:
- Volume 2 is RECOVERY, name D:
- 3 is a new partition I made to try and house Ubuntu, called E:
- 4 has no letter is named ESP and is also FAT32.
- Then vol 5, which is labelled OS and also... HAS NO LETTER??? Might that be a problem? I can assign it C:, but it doesn't stay when I reboot.
I try and run
bootrec /rebuildbcd, and it detects a windows install
\\\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\Windows there. It asks if I want to add it to boot devices, and I press y... Then it says:
The requested system device cannot be identified due to multiple indistinguishable devices potentially matching the identification criteria
This error comes up when working with various different things in cmd line relating to boot and BCD.
C:\Windows\Boot\EFI\ has no BCD in it. Potential problem, I'd think, but I don't know how to get it there or where to find it...
bcdboot, I get
BFSVC: FAiled to create a new system store. Status = [c000003a]
Please, any help would be so much appreciated. I really don't want to wipe my drive.