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Context:

I bought my new pc and I installed Elementary OS on my ssd. After a while, I bought another SSD and I installed Windows 10 on it without issues. If I want select one, I choose the first boot from BIOS without issues, again. Then, I extracted the Linux SSD and I want to join to Windows I can't.

This show a message like:

"insert booteable device and press key"

I did: Insert USB, automatic repair. --> doesn't work Insert USB, CMD and type: bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot bootrec /scanos bootrec /rebuildbcd --> this show: The requested system device cannot be found.

Insert DVD and the same before --> message confirm good process but it doesn't work!!

I tried Visual BCD Editor on Windows 10. it showed succesful message and but it didn't work too

If I put SSD on case and I connect by USB, I cant boot Windows!!!!

EDIT: I tried too: bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup c: cd boot attrib bcd -s -h -r ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old bootrec /rebuildbcd bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot exit

But When I type "cd boot" it shows "TThe system can not find the path specified"

How can I fix MBR??? I think I don't have because boot was installed on Linux SSD, then How can I make a new boot in Windows disk?

Summary:

two SSD, two OS. I installed first Linux, then Windows 10. I removed Linux SSD. I can't boot Windows 10

  • You probably have boot partition (with boot manager) on removed drive. You cant simply disconnect 2nd drive with 2nd system and expecting that will be work... – Adam Silenko Nov 27 '16 at 13:08
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Try make 500MB place before windows partition, then copy partition whit boot manager from removed drive, make it active and try boot...

  • I can't lose my data. To make a partition will not damage my data? – Mrquestion Nov 27 '16 at 14:12
  • you can shrink partition using disk manager or third party software, but it is recommended to backup data first... – Adam Silenko Nov 27 '16 at 14:48
  • with linux live? – Mrquestion Nov 27 '16 at 15:49
  • try first with windows 10 – Adam Silenko Nov 27 '16 at 16:00
  • Could I make the boot partition in a pendrive? It would work for a while but How would I do that? – Mrquestion Nov 27 '16 at 16:13

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