I have Windows 8 installed on C: drive.
But my Laptop boots from E: Drive. Here is the bcdedit output.
And Here is the disk management's screenshot.
Can anyone tell how to move boot files to C: drive.
I want to format drive E: but it doesn't.
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bcdedit output shows that boot files are on Volume2 which is not mapped.
But disk management shows active partition mapped to drive e:.
Maybe How to move(copy) Windows 7 boot files to another drive/partition and make it bootable can help. The procedure is the same for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
In you case while booted in Windows 8:
In disk management mark partition mapped to drive c: as active (click on partition and then right click and select from pop-up menu)
Open administrative command prompt and type:
bcdboot c:\windows (and enter)
After reboot you should be able to delete e: (or format it) if it does not contain files you want to keep.
H:). It must be a primary partition. It will be primary if you do not have to much partitions on your disk.
Mark Partition as active).
Repair MBR & Boot Record: select your boot drive (
H:in our example in 2.), tick
Fix MBR, validate.
Repair BCD: select your boot drive again, validate.
You can test the result by rebooting without your old disk. If things goes wrong, put your old disk back in place and ensure it is the first one in boot order to recover your old boot.
The downloadable tool is on the same site, so if it goes missing, you may have to search and maybe find it somewhere else.
bcdboot C:\Windows /s H: