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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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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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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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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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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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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\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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent ...
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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 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 ...