Bcdedit is a command-line tool found in Windows Vista and higher to edit BCD data (Boot Configuration Data).

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winload.efi error code 0xc000000f

I just ran into a really strange problem with my new Surface Pro 3. Everytime I install the [september driver pack from Microsoft the device won't boot anymore (screenshot). The windows 8.1 is a vhd ...
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remove a boot option from Windows 7 menu (with grub)

I've an old eeepc that was shipped with Windows 7 starter installed, about a year ago (or more) I've installed a Debian/Linux using the Debian installer for Windows, everything went fine or so I ...
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using bootrec from within usb-booted winpe possible?

As mentioned here and here, bootrec.exe and bcdedit.exe have trouble functioning from a usb-booted WinPE environment. They tend to see the wrong sets of files and they also tend to break things (which ...
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my multi boot can't boot to XP 'resumeobject' is missing

In my multi boot set up, booting to vista and 7 goes fine, but when I try to boot to XP, i get an error Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the ...
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'boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible' After restoring backup

I'm trying to restore a backup image (win 7) from HDD1 (Drive letters: C, D, E, F) to HDD2 (G, H). the drive letters remain the same from both HDDs. After restoring, I removed HDD1 and try to boot ...
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Windows 8.1 - Won't boot (0xc000000f), bcdedit fails

I’m pretty much stuck at this point. So, backstory: Windows was installed on one of the SSDs currently in my tower. I bought a new SSD to install Windows (8.1 64 bit) on. Windows installation went ...
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BCDEDIT : The requested system device cannot be found

I screwed up big time when for some sort of reason I unchecked the number of processors on msconfig. Now I cant boot. I have found a solution but CMD keeps giving me : The boot configuration data ...
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Windows Boot Manager, linking a 'device' to boot linux

I'm attempting to boot linux on a UEFI-GPT machine with a Windows Boot Manager (WBM). So far I have installed Archlinux (Arch) with Grub. The grubx64.efi is successfully on my windows boot partition ...
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Windows 8.1 Boot Issues - Possibly Graphics Driver?

Yesterday I was notified my desktop was going to restart in 15 minutes. So I quickly finished what I was doing and I clicked "Restart and Update." I let it shut down and restart like normal but when ...
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How does Windows Vista/7/2008 bootmgr work behind the scene?

It always used to be possible to transfer a Windows installation (NT/2000/XP/2003) to a new boot medium by: Recreating the partition table and MBR Copying the partitions using ntfsclone Tricky part: ...
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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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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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Acer Aspire 4715 boot error

RECOVERY Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer. This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external ...
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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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What is the equivalent command for bcdboot in bcdedit?

Making a new boot entry for Windows 7/8 (for dual boot) can apparently be done very easily with bcdboot. For example (see here): bcdboot D:\windows Now, reading through forums I find people using ...
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BCDEDIT: Should device and osdevice parameters be the boot or windows partition?

My boot files and bcd are on E: My windows files are on C: When setting the bcd should the windows boot lader device and osdevice be C: or E:?\ I already have an entry for Windows Boot Manager which ...
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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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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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System hangs after IncreaseUserVa change on Windows 7 64-bit

By mistake, I applied the IncreaseUserVa 3072 on a Windows 7 64-bit: BCDEDIT /set IncreaseUserva 3072 After that, the system is getting hanged when I start an intensive Matlab code. I tried to ...
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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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Error using bcdedit when setting up hypervisorlaunchtype

I need to get virtual machine running. (I have windows 8 pro, hypervisor feature installed and checked virtualization settings in BIOS). I see hypervisor is not running message when I try to start a ...
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Why can't I edit the system BCD store via regedit?

So, as you probably know, the registry hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 is actually the system BCD store; it's the same information you see when you run the BCDEDIT command (as an Administrator). ...
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bcdedit mistake while trying to set up boot to vhd in windows 7. any way to fix this?

so yeah i made a mistake in bcdedit when attempting to set up boot to vhd (which i have done 50 times on this box for temporary SP dev env). This time around after I did my routine and ...
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Delete an entry from boot options

I have installed Ubuntu using Wubi. It works fine, but for some reason I see 2 entries of Ubuntu (which run the exact same OS) on the boot-up of the computer. it seems that on Windows 8, I need to ...
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I used BCDEDIT to dual boot Windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I used "bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi" following this link http://askubuntu.com/questions/235567/windows-8-removes-grub-as-default-boot-manager to dual boot linux, but now my ...
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How to get the GUID of different HDD partitions?

I was trying with BCDEDIT and DISKPART but that tools give me an ID that is not the GUID Note: I am testing in Windows 7
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Windows 7 x64 4GB ram use only 3.1 GB like x86 [duplicate]

I have windows 7 professional 64bit with 4GB of RAM. It displays in System Properties 4GB installed and in Resource Monitor correctly shows 4096MB and 2MB reserved for HW. The bios shows 4096MB and ...
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bcdedit output not matching what the Windows Boot Manager shows

When I boot in windows I get two option in the boot menu: Windows 7 and Ubuntu. The Ubuntu option was installed by Wubi as I had installed Ubuntu using it. But since then I have uninstalled Ubuntu ...
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Windows 7 - bcdedit shows device and osdevice = unknown

I recently added a new 2 TB drive to my desktop, and reordered how SATA cables were plugged into my motherboard for my other 3 disks (moving some to SATA 6 gb/s port on motherboard etc). This new ...
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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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IncreaseUserVA current value

I would like to look up my current value of "IncreaseUserVA". There is this windows setting "BCDEDIT /set IncreaseUserVa 3000" which allows me to change a memory splitting. Well, before I want to ...
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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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How to figure out boot disk from bcdedit?

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 software mirror. I boot from volume c:. When i use: bcdedit I can see 3 different "Windows Boot Loader" entries with "device partition=C:". How can I figure out ...
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Changing “Startup and Recovery” settings with BCDEDIT in Windows 7

I would like to know if it's possible to change "Startup and Recovery" options from the command-line.. I would like to: Change time to display list of OS to: 1 seconds Enable and set time to ...
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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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install Win7 SP1 with bcdedit failing

I'm getting the error 0x800F0A12 which is described here. bcdedit says: C:\>bcdedit.exe Der Speicher für die Startkonfigurationsdaten konnte nicht geöffnet werden. Das System kann die angegebene ...
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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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Clear all entries from bcdedit

I was wondering if anyone had a batch file that cleared ALL entries from BCDEdit. I plan on using bcdboot to insert the correct boot entry after it is cleared. Note: I am not authorized to use third ...
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Problem recreating BCD on Windows 7 64bit - The requested system device cannot be found

NVIDIA drivers upgrade crashed my Windows 7 installation, so I'm working to undo the damage. What I can do: I can boot Windows install from the USB drive, and I can boot the Hiren's Boot CD. Although ...
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How to set the recoveryenabled to NO in bcdedit?

How to set the recoveryenabled to NO in bcdedit on Windows 7 32 bits????