I have installed a new hard disk drive on my Acer Aspire 771. I made a USB recovery stick as well as recovery cd of the Windows 8 64 bit running on the former HD (which got corrupted, so no cloning possible).
After two days of struggling, I managed to get the recovery going, but it aborted at about 80 % of loading. As before, the system is not booting, and only the recovery disk helps me to get the command promt (all other repair options fail).
I tried to recreate the BCD, doing something like:
select vol 2 --> EFI assign --> resulted in F: drive select vol 3 --> Windows8_OS drive (471 GB) assign --> resulted in G: drive exit cd /d F:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\ bootrec /fixboot ren BCD BCD.bak bcdboot G:\Windows /l en-us /s f: /f ALL
to no avail, resulting in the mentioned error message
I also tried:
BOOTREC /FIXMBR BOOTREC /FIXBOOT BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD
I'm getting into slight dispair...
Thanks for any suggestions.