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?


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... Nov 27, 2016 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, 2016 at 14:12
  • you can shrink partition using disk manager or third party software, but it is recommended to backup data first... Nov 27, 2016 at 14:48
  • with linux live?
    – Mrquestion
    Nov 27, 2016 at 15:49
  • try first with windows 10 Nov 27, 2016 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, 2016 at 16:13

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