BCD means Boot Configuration Data on Windows Vista and higher. Its data stores boot configuration values and controls how Windows is started.

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Making bcd file, not sure where to go

I accidently messed up my bcd data when switching motherboards. I have uefi windows installed. I have tried the common bootrec /rebuildbcd to no avail (I get the error "the requested system device ...
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Windows 10 installation via USB error

I am trying to install Windows 10 from a USB drive because I don't have a DVD. I get the error: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the ...
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Boot error loop -> /rebuildbcd error and cant set active volume

Background After my sisters three months of vacation with no internet access, she got home and many updates for Windows 10 and Norton installed. After reboot Windows didnt start instead "the boot ...
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940917 - BCD needs to be edited via ubuntu

It is a dual boot hdd including 3 partitions. The first one is Win10 boot. The seconds one is ntfs formatted with Windows 10 installed on and the third one contains Ubuntu. I looked in partitions via ...
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Boot issue after restore to RAID and adding external HDD. Windows 7 Pro

Background info: I ran into an issue Ghosting a PC. The PC I am on is an HPZ440 Workstation, the PC has 3 hard drives. One SSD connected via PCIe and two SSDs connected via SATA and configured as a ...
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Can't boot Windows 8.1 after update

I'm using linux for my day to day use. Thing is, I don't recall having any problem with my windows installation. It might be that I installed some updates and didn't restart, simply powered off and ...
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How to switch from text to graphical boot menu in Windows 10?

Old Windows 8 way doesn't seem to work. When I type bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standart in cmd, I get The integer data is not valid as specified.
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Windows 10 BCDEdit - How to change {bootmgr} path?

So basically, I'm trying to install rEFInd. I've gotten everything to go successfully besides this part: Type bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi to set rEFInd as the default ...
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Troubleshooting error 0xc000000e on Windows boot with Bitlocker full drive encryption

Note: I had originally thought that the BCD was the problem, which turned out to be wrong. I originally had my laptop set up as follows: A 300 GB partition with OS X 10.10 and native full-drive ...
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Windows 7 check if bootloader is working without rebooting

My setup was win xp on main partition and win7 on the extended. Win7 was installed after win xp. The active partition is the win xp one, therefore the win7 bootmgr is located in D:\Boot. D being the ...
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How to query BCF to see details of resumeobject?

I have problem to resume my Windows 7 x64 desktop after I cloned my system SSD disk to a larger SSD and replaced it. I found this article : ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 & 8 knocked out bootloader

I recently have dual booted both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same hard drive. Windows 7 was the first OS installed on the disk, but when I decided to install Windows 8 on a seperate partition, it ...
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Keep receiving BCDEdit “The system cannot find file specified” errors

I'm currently having a huge problem where I cannot play CS:GO due to an issue with enabling/disabling DEP, Kernel Debugging and Kernal Integrity through BCDEdit in Command Prompt. According to THIS ...
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Win7 throws “Cannot read /Boot/BCD” and even booting Windows 7 DVD fails with an error related to NTFS.SYS

The last thing I did was a free-space wipe using iolo's tools, which errored out during the last 30%, throwing an error report toward iolo's support folks. Figuring it was something related to the ...
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Windows 8.1 EFI partition rebuild not working

It all began when I deleted the partition of an old Linux that was dual-booted with Windows 8.1 UEFI. This Linux system was using the Grub2 bootloader and was installed on a secondary disk. After ...
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Windows Boot Partition keeps changing

Situation: The system reserve partition keeps getting the drive letter C:\ on a reboot and the C:\ becomes D:\ causing the Windows 7 machine to not boot up. If I go in and manually change drive ...
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How do I change my boot + system partitions?

I initially had an XP system several years ago. I installed Win7 on a different hard drive and I currently dual boot (though I have not used the XP partition in a very long time). Looking at my ...
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Proper ways to backup BCD file

I want to know differences (if there is any) of the ways for backing up BCD file. Use command line and execute bcdedit /export filepath\filename. It is official way to do that. Unload registry hive ...
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Windows 7,8 dual boot- winload.exe error: “could not verify digital signature error”

I've a Asus G73Sw that has Windows7 Home pre-installed. I recently added a new 120GB SSD and installed windows 8.1 on it. Everything was fine till recently when the original Win7 on my other HDD, got ...
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Restore/Edit BCD from a cloned partition

I used GParted to transfer my Windows 8.1 Installation from a 128GB SSD to a 256GB one. (From Ubuntu-Studio in a third HDD drive) Then while I had still two windows partitions I did login from each ...
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BCD Issue - 0xc000000d - the requested system device cannot be found

My notebook was working fine yesterday. Today, when I turned it on I got the following screen: Recovery -------- Your PC needs to be repaired The Boot Configuration Data file is ...
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Windows 8.1 using Win7 style bootloader after boot entry change in EasyBCD

I recently installed Xubuntu in a dual-boot environment with Windows 8.1. Following this guide I was able to use the Windows 8 bootloader instead of GRUB to boot into Xubuntu. However, recently I ...
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Restore hardware entries in UEFI from Windows 8.1

After a missuse of efibootmgr under Centos 7, I have deleted every boot entries in UEFI, including USB, CD-ROM, DVD. So I couldn't boot anything. I recovered Windows with the recoverer partition, but ...
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Windows 8.1 Repair Loop Won't Recognize Win Install or Fix BCD

We have a Windows 8.1 installation on an HP 23-g009 AMD Quad core all-in-one computer. Two days ago, it got into an Automatic Repair Loop. We have done much research and have made many attempts to ...
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Computer Randomly Keeled Over

Ok, so my computer will not boot Windows 7. I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14, where I had to click enter on Ubuntu's Boot Menu (In Grub) to get to Windows 7. I turned on my computer on the ...
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Cannot access BIOS (or boot)

I'm having some problems booting my machine (Samsung NP300 (e5a) laptop). I've had problems with windows before, so this is not what's worrying me. What's worrying me is that when I turn it on, and ...
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Installing Windows 7 onto Laptop in UEFI

I want to install Windows 7 64-Bit onto my laptop's SSD, in UEFI. I have written a Windows 7 ISO onto a USB memory stick, using Rufus. This seems to have worked without errors. But when I try to boot ...
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Windows 7 changes my uefi default boot when it starts

I installed Windows 7 in a HP Compaq 6300. First I disabled secure boot and enabled legacy mode. Then I installed Ubuntu in other partition. Ubuntu detected some uefi partitions and let me create / ...
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Restoring Windows boot entry on GRUB

I made a lot of mistakes lately with my systems, and now I have an issue. After installing fedora 20, I tried to resize my windows 7 partition, and generated an error with the actual size of the ...
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Is a BCD generic?

I have 2 computers both running Windows 8.1 (updated from the Store), and one of them won't boot. Upon booting, I get this error message: Your PC needs to be repaired The Boot Configuration ...
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Vista 64 boot/bcd error, no installation disk, no cd-rom drive

I am having a boot/bcd error with my install of Vista 64 bit. The Computer is like 6 years old, and I don't have the installation disk, and my cd-rom drive is broken and does not read cds. If I were ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 before Windows8.1 Error 0xc000000e the BCD of your PC is missing or contains error

I install Windows usually before Ubuntu, but because there wasn't Windows after experiencing some hard drive problem I installed Ubuntu-Gnome-14.04 before Windows, but I am unable to install either ...
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Windows 7 boot manager ignores F8 key

I added a new entry to the bootloader using bcdedit for my Linux system (located on another partition), I also set the timeout to 10 seconds. It works perfectly and I can boot both Linux and Windows. ...
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Avoid Windows 8 BCD File becoming missing and/or corrupt

I realise there are plenty of questions about BCD errors here however I feel mine is slightly different. I had a missing BCD file so I couldn't boot. I have now solved this using a question I found ...
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Lenovo Ideapad U510 BCD error 0xc000000d

I am getting error trying to turn on my laptop, it says: Boot Configuration Data file Error code: 0xc000000d Now i did not get any CD or the install key for my windows8, what solution do i have apart ...
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Move Windows 7 BCD to another disk

I have installed a Windows 7 on a SSD disk on a system containing two disks: The SSD and HDD. I have found however after installation that despite my boot disk is the SSD (that is, where my Windows 7 ...
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How to Install Kali Linux on Windows 8 With BCD instead of Grub

I have Windows 8.1 64-bit installed on my PC. I have been trying to install Kali Linux using its ISO and Universal USB Installer (1.9.5.2) using a USB drive since the CD drive won't work. The ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro won't boot, Status: 0xc000000e

My computer has been working fine until yesterday. I turned it on and immediately after the motherboard logo, I got an error screen (light blue) saying, Your PC Needs to be Repaired with an error code ...
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Windows 8 Boot process in EFI

I was trying to add Debian 7 boot entry to Windows boot menu using easyBCD. I accidentally deleted the Window 8 entry from the list now I get a BCD error when trying to boot. Error code 0x000098 How ...
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Issue with a Windows 7 Boot issue - involving the BCD perhaps

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 ...
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Windows 8: BFSVC Error: Could not open the BCD template store. Status = [c000000f]

I have installed a new hard disk drive on my Acer Aspire 771. I made a USB recovery stick as well as recovery cd of the Windows 8 64 bit running on the former HD (which got corrupted, so no cloning ...
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How to fix Boot Configuration Data (BCD) for Windows 8 EFI system

I have Lenovo H530 Desktop which comes with Windows 8. I tried to install Ubuntu on the system and ended up messing something on my way. Current status is my system won't boot into either one of them ...
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Backing up all files and programs from a dead windows system?

Is there any way to completely backup all files and programs on a windows 8 machine, and then reinstall it, copy all the data over after reinstallation I ask because I have an irrecoverable bcd, I've ...
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How do you boot to a seperate drive that is cloned , for the purpose of a backup system partition?

I use Acronis to Image clone the system partion (OS) to a seperate drive (not disk clone). oops just the partition The purpose of the seperate drive with system partition cloned, is to be able to ...
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Windows 8 won't boot, BCD error

My Windows 8 laptop has a boot problem. When Windows tries to boot, I get this error message: Boot configuration data is missing File: \BCD Error code: 0xc0000034 So as suggested I booted to ...
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Recover Windows 8.1 MBR without a working Windows system available

I just screwed over my MBR and Windows won't boot. I don't have a working Windows system available to create a recovery USB disk. My laptop doesn't have a CDROM drive. How do I create a recovery disk ...
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View Windows 7 BCD Settings

I recently ran the command bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures to ignore Windows Startup Repair. I would now like to verify that this option was set in BCD. How can I go about ...
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Looking for a comprehensive/“expert” guide to BCD parameters [closed]

I'm having issues with BCD on Windows 8. I can't find any guides at typical "enthusiast" level covering what each option or argument in a BCD /ENUM dump might mean, and the principles governing how ...
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Moving a system partition to new Hardware with Win8/UEFI, without screwing up BCD

My existing Win 8 install is historically installed on a MBR dynamic disk (that's so I can soft mirror the data partition which is on the same disk). I just bought a new motherboard/new HDD, and I ...
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\Boot\ BCD Status: 0xc000000f error

I am getting the following message whenever I start my laptop: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: ...