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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How to use BCDEdit to dual boot Windows installations?

What are the bcdedit commands necessary to setup dual boot between different installations of Windows?5 Background I recently installed Windows 8 onto a separate hard drive1. Now that Windows 8 in ...
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WIndows 7 cannot boot - bootrec reports FS not found or corrupt

For 3 days now I've been unable to boot into my Windows 7 partition, and all my research has been to no avail. I'm hoping someone here has more ideas on how to fix this. When I boot up now, I get the ...
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Triple boot WIndows 7, Windows 8, and Mountain Lion on Macbook Pro

Ok, So I have a bit of a unique situation here I could use some help on. I've modded my summer 2011 MBPro to have 2 harddrives by replacing the optical drive. OSX Mountain Lion is installed on a ...
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What are the dangers of manually setting IncreaseUserVA?

I run visual studio 2010 on a 32bit system and regularly run into issues with running out of virtual memory so I can no longer do things like copy / paste in VS. I checked out a few options and the ...
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Need handholding with BCDEDIT modifications

Just upgraded my Win7-32 computer by adding a new hard drive, new memory and a new installation of Win7-64. The Win7-32 installation still exists and was on the C:\ drive but now from the Win7-64 ...
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Utility to interpret BCD.LOG and BOOTSTAT.DAT binary files (W7 Boot hangs)

The main question is : "Are there any utility that can interpret these two binary files: BCD.LOG BOOTSTAT.DAT both of them updated during the Vista/W7 boot process ? I already know of EasyBCD and ...
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Does rebuilding the BCD affect the MBR?

I'm dual booting Linux Mint and Windows 7, and windows 7 is having a "device inaccessible" error preventing it from booting. I'm using grub for my MBR. From what I understand, the BCD is what ...
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HP Recovery partition not accessable after repartitioning

I have HP Laptop that came with preinstalled Win 7. It actually had 4 primary partitions: 200 MB System partition that is not visible in Windows C: partition HP_Recovery partition of about 15 GB ...
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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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Installing Windows 8 from a Hard Drive forces it to be a dependend drive to load Windows

I wanted to do a clean install of Windows 8 using a hard drive as an installation medium to a clean separate hard drive. Here is an initial hard drive config: A Windows 7 (I boot from it by default) ...
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Windows boot config data and partitions

Since Vista, Windows stores the boot menu in a Boot Configuration Data store (BCD). I took a look at mine today, and here's the entry for the one and only Win7 instance: Windows Boot Loader ...
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total identified windows installations: 0 (missing bootmgr?) WIN7

Using dual boot, I can access my H: (WIN7 boot) drive when I boot to my C: (Win-XP) drive but I cannot boot to Win7 directly. No change in hardware. Been working fine for 2 years. All previous ...
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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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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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System Drive and C: contains boot and bootmgr. Which Boot and bootmgr are being used by Windows 7?

I have a machine with Factory installed Windows 7. It has three partitions System Drive Windows Partition (C:drive) Recovery Partiition Now, there is a folder named Boot and a file named bootmgr ...
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\Boot\ BCD Status: 0xc000000f error

I am getting the following message whenever I start my laptop: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem 1. Insert your Windows ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 “error while reading boot configuration data” and inability to restore

I have tried to install Windows 8 Pro over Windows 7 Ultimate, but the installation failed to install the new OS and even to restore the old one. I get the following error: File: ...
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moving the location of BCD Store?

How do I verify that the BCD store has actually moved? I had: Windows Boot Manager -------------------- identifier {bootmgr} device partition=F: description ...
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Setting “USEPMTIMER” with BCDEDIT

What's the correct way to set the "USEPMTIMER" value with BCDEDIT (i.e. for Vista/Windows 7)? There's plenty of information around regarding setting it in boot.ini, but none that details how to set it ...
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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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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 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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Boot error: 0xc000000e. “An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.” on Windows 7 [duplicate]

So a few days ago, a friend called me up asking for help with his computer because it was giving him this error and not allowing him to boot: File: \BOOT\BCD Status: 0xc000000e Info: An ...
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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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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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Windows doesn't boot, Ubuntu does

I needed more space on my Ubuntu partition so I shrunk my Windows 7 partition by 25GB and then went into GParted on a live USB so I could extend my Ubuntu partition. At the same time I deleted the ...
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Rewriting the MBR to start using the Windows 7 Partitions I have imaged on my external “My Book” USB HD

I'm trying to use bootsect to create a bootable USB HD. I keep getting the error Could not map drive partitions to the associated volume device objects: Access Denied. To give you some background on ...
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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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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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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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An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

My laptop is not getting started, it's unable to boot Windows 7. It shows the following error: File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000014c info: an error occurred while attempting to read the boot ...
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Computer detects Windows 7 operations system twice

After using the following commands in windows repair iso: bootrec.exe /FixMbr bootrec.exe/FixBoot bootrec.exe/RebuildBCD bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup c: cd boot attrib bcd -s -h -r bootrec ...
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Windows 8 changes boot order

I installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on a 3TB GPT disk in UEFI mode. Both can boot up OK. Both operating systems created their ntries in the UEFI boot menu, there's an "ubuntu" and a "Windows 8" ...
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bcdedit and testsigning mishap

I recently used bcdedit from an elevated command prompt to turn 'testsigning' on so I could load a custom driver. Much to my dismay, when I rebooted nearly all of my drivers were ignored by windows, ...
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Will Windows 7 pick up XP when grub is installed

There's similar questions but nothing quite exactly what i'm looking for I have a laptop that currently dualboots XP and Ubuntu, with XP chainloaded by grub. I'd like to get windows 7 in the mix, ...
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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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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 sudden bcd boot corruption

I restarted my PC and now it wont boot but givrs a boot error message regarding boot/BCD. I read online that its a simple task of running bootrec.eve from windows live cd. But I don't have one I do ...
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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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Windows 8 laptop won't shut down or sleep

I have a Lenovo Yoga 13 netbook running Windows 8. History: I recently had some BCD issues where I accidentally altered my boot entries. However I fixed that and it now boots fine. I confirmed with ...
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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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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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Urgent - Don't have C:\boot and need to edit BCD on other drive, BSOD, more

I had an old Acer laptop whose motherboard got fried, and I took out the hard drive and connected it to a different PC using an external hard drive reader. When booting up from it directly (into ...
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Unable to access UEFI BIOS setup or boot into Windows after setting MBR with EasyBCD then resetting it

I can't exactly remember what the menu items were called (because I can't boot into my computer), but I'll try my best. Earlier I tried using EasyBCD with Windows 8 on a UEFI Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 ...