My “always on” home desktop today appeared to be totally unresponsive. It was clear that I had only one choice to power reset it. At first it seemed that it booted into my login screen, but again my I did power reset by mistake. From this point on I wasn’t able to boot. It shows “inaccessible boot device” blue screen.
Recovery or restore doesn’t work. From cmd prompt I see my C:\ drive and all files seem to be ok, entire
chkdsk shows that everything is ok with the drive.
bootrec /FixMbr works, however
bootrec /fixboot gives me “access is denied.”
bootrec /scanos and
bootrec /rebuildbcd both show “Total identified windows installations: 0”
I tried to run it all from the UEFI partition by enabling it from
diskpart but I still get “access denied” for
fixboot, no matter what I tried. There is one suggestion for the “access denied” error: to format the UEFI partition and then manually create
EFI\Microsoft\Boot\ in there and retry
bootrec /fixboot but I find it outlandish to even consider it.
Any suggestions? What could be wrong?