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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Unable to boot Windows 10 with Recovery Drive after blue screen Recovery error

I am getting this blue screen message on Windows 10 machine. (I cannot boot into safe mode or see any other Windows OS options.) Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired The Boot Configuration ...
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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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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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Boot Fedora 18 from Windows 7's bootloader

In Ubuntu or previous releases of Fedora you could install grub to the linux partition and then add an entry to BCD (using EasyBCD or dd-ing partition's first 512 bytes to a file) to boot it. Now that ...
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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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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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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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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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Has BCDEdit Changed between Vista and Windows 7?

In Vista I got -displayorder to work with BCDEdit. But in Windows 7 I cannot change the display order. The only BCDEdit command that works for me is -timout. I have researched the topic, but the ...
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Repair BCD for a Windows Installer on Grub2 Portable Hard Drive

I have created a external hard drive contain GRUB2. This drive can boot the following: Windows 10 PE Ubuntu 16 Many ISO files. Now I want to include Windows installations. My problem is I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows 8 \boot\bcd corrupt file error

I want to install Windows 8. I already had Ubuntu and I deleted its partition. Now I can't install Windows 8 and get an error regarding file \boot\bcd being corrupt. I have no partitions now, so no ...
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Moving my bcd from HDD to SSD - Windows 7

I have windows 7 installed on my SSD, but the /boot/ and bootmgr are on my hard-drive. I want to move them to my SSD for faster booting times. So i figured that I can fix the problem using the ...
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Why is my OS not showing up under the Startup and Recovery Page?

I had a triple boot situation where I deleted the system reserved partition. I was able to get it back by following a gentleman's advice when I asked this question: Removing Linux Partition on ...
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Booting Windows7 kernel from an initrd/wim image file

I'm wondering if it's possibile to have Win7 kernel and relative drivers (especially storage drivers) to boot from an initrd-like image file (maybe .wim?) and later then mount the windows root ...
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Why does the “System” process have my BCD open?

I discovered this when I tried to use EasyBCD to well, edit by bcd, but it said "The current file is in use and cannot be opened by EasyBCD..." So I tried to use handle.exe to stop it but it said ...
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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 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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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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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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How to remove BCD from C drive and U drive?

I'm trying to remove BCD from my C and U drive and reinstall BCD from scratch on the U drive. Then, I will remove the U drive letter. I can't seem to find a command to delete the BCD from googling. ...
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Windows Installation Files from Root, BCD Error Fix?

I have a situation where I need to take the installation files of Windows 10 off the root of the flash drive and inside a new directory called windows10x64. Old Directory of BCD: /boot/BCD New ...
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BCD references to Partitions and Volumes when one partition is deleted

This will be questions regarding deleting partitions and how the BCD references the Recovery and System partitions. On my Windows 10 system I have 1 hard drive with 4 primary partitions. 1: A 40 MB ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 8 RP doesn't start: 0xc0000428

My DVD Drive is broken, so I needed another option to install Windows 8. What i've tried is to create a VMWare machine assigned to a phisical drive and installed Windows 8 RP. Within VMWare this ...
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Windows installation has no idea of itself

Windows boots fine every time, but when I try to do the things shown above, I get those errors (with Disk Manager open to show that partitioning is UEFI and Microsoft-specification compliant). Due ...