Questions tagged [bcd]

BCD means Boot Configuration Data on Windows Vista and higher. Its data stores boot configuration values and controls how Windows is started.

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Boot Config Error, Boot from vhd

When I try to boot from VHD, I immediately get "Windows failed to start", if I select to continue startup, I go to blue screen (which is not unexpected), which tells that booting from VHD failed. If ...
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The drive where windows is installed is locked

I've been having problem booting to my windows 8.1. When i start the computer, it says no boot device is found. So, i inserted a windows 8.1 bootable usb stick and proceeded to "Repair your computer"....
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Boot BCD startup errors Windows 10 0xc000014c

I need some help fixing an startup error on Windows 10. I have no recovery media. I was making a recovery USB on my PC when it froze up and I pulled the plug. Then when I booted it back up I get BCD ...
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Clone windows 10 system partitions split on multiple drives

I have the following partions on my PC: disk 0: Linux root Linux swap C: including \Windows main folder (Win 10) WinRe recovery partition disk 1: E: including Boot, bootmgr, BOOTNXT and other data ...
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How can I dual-boot the same (UEFI) Windows install from the metal as well as from qemu-kvm?

The initial setup involves a machine that can dual-boot Fedora and Windows 10. GRUB can find both OSs and there is an entry in GRUB to chainload the Windows Boot Manager that has the Windows OS ...
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How can i create a second Bootloader on a second drive?

I have Win8.1 running on my SSD and I recently installed Win10 on a hard drive, so the bootloader (EFI-System partition) is on my SSD and i can select the OS i want to boot there. That means of course ...
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Setting C drive as active disk

So I had 250GB SATA SSD (called Old disk from here onwards), which had C drive on it, it was MBR, set as active and bootable. Win10 was installed on it. Now I have bought a 500GB NVME SSD (called New ...
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Booting Windows 10 from USB drive on laptop

I searched similar topics but there were no exact recommendations, just common words. Is it possible to boot the same OS which is on internal drive from external too? Background: I cloned my SSDs ...
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Cannot repair bcd because the windows installation cannot be found

I'm trying to rebuild my BCD but my windows7 installation cannot be found. So far, I have typed these commands from the Windows7 install DVD (which I booted in UEFI mode) : X:\sources>chkdsk /r c:...
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access denied with bootrec /fixboot

I got a new SSD for my windows 10 home desktop computer recently. I used macrium to clone the HDD -> SSD and changed bios to boot from SSD. But when I tried cleaning the HDD I somehow corrupted ...
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Applying an image file using ImageX script gives boot configuration data store could not be opened error with new PC

I am applying windows image files, wim files, using Microsoft ImageX. This used to work fine but on a new version of what should be the same PC it now fails. The script is like this: DISKPART /s ...
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Ran bcdedit and deleted chrome history and bookmarks

Originally, my issue was that GRUB boot menu was not showing when I boot up my computer. It would simply go into windows boot manager. I could only load up the GRUB boot menu by pressing F11 and ...
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Windows 7: boot to Windows recovery environment without the original install CD?

I installed a new disk to my system that dual boots windows 10 and CentOS, I wanted to add the original disk that boots windows 7 to grub, Grub detected an error, I unplug the other disk and attempt ...
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I messed up my bcdedit and now I can't boot into Windows 10

I created a partition to install Ubuntu onto, and the installation was successful. However, when I restarted, my computer went into Windows 10 immediately. I tried messing around with the bcdedit ...
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Missing UEFI Boot option entry

Configuration HP Omen 15 1 original HDD 1Tb with windows 10 1 M2 SSD 500Gb with Windows 10 Pro (I initially cloned HDD to SSD) See diskpart disk/vol - my main system is in Volume 4 (drive E:) on ...
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I messed with easyBCD an can't find an answer elsewhere

I am on a Dell Inspiron 5567. I first installed ubuntu to try to use linux but then I wanted to delete it and install debian instead. But the usb boot never worked for debian (I don't know if I did ...
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Deleted bcd and now can’t boot windows

My computer has been having problems restarting ever since I added hypervisor to my bcd so I tried to delete it but ended up deleting the entire bcd. I have tried rebuilding the bcd with bootrec /...
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Can I replace boot files with those of older version for installed/installation of windows 10?

I was running a windows 10 insider slow ring build, when a new one became available but when it restarted to update it would always freeze at the rotating dots, I switched to the fast ring but the ...
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How does the Windows Boot Manager locate the BCD?

I am trying to understand the Windows boot process. I got as far as the EFI boot manager loading the Windows Boot Manager. But then it must access the BCD in order to proceed further with loading the ...
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bcd file ignored but partition is active

I cannot boot windows 10 after the latest update. The update took ages, then I got stuck at boot on a screen called "windows rollback" on which I tried to restore to a previous version without success....
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Replace Windows bootmgr file [duplicate]

I had a problem with booting windows 10 because I've changed the bootmgr path using : bcdedit /set {bootmgr} newpath after rebooting it said that the boot sector is corrupted. Using Linux I can enter ...
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bcdedit.exe refuses to open system store

Looks like my BCD is somehow broken but I can't figure out what is wrong. The system boots just fine but it prevents windows from installing updates: MoSetupPlatform: Opening BCD store... ...
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Removing and recreating EFI partition

I've wanted dualboot Win 10 and CentOS, but TL;DR I ended up with non-booting notebook. bootrec /scanOs can't find Windows installation (it is still there though). Auto repair doesn't work, neither ...
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Where is the BCD store physically located?

There are several tools to edit the BCD store, like bcdedit and Visual BCD Editor. They are editing the so-called "BCD Store". Where is it located physically? In filesystem (where)? On physical ...
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Cannot import bcd.temp when trying to rebuild corrupt BCD on Windows 2012 server 64bit

I have a Windows 2012 server which died on me a week ago. There is a full description of what's gone wrong here. It seemed I'd finally found a solution here. I have moved to USB2.0 to eliminate that ...
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Booting 2 Windows partitions on Single HDD; One via UEFI vs One via CSM BIOS - Possible?

Booting 2 Windows partitions on Single HDD; One via UEFI vs One via CSM BIOS - Possible? I'd like to be able to copy/ clone a Win 8.1 BIOS-MBR booting partition from a Hard drive 1 to the HDD 2 of a ...
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Error 0xc000000f when trying to boot Windows 10

OK, I have 3 entries in my BCD. They are: Windows 10 Insider Preview Windows 10 (Recovery) Windows 10 (ISO) The 1st one is my primary entry. The 2nd one is ONLY used if the 1st one fails to work (I'...
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Error when installing Windows 10

When I try to install Windows 10 on my laptop I get an error stating that the installer is unable to move into the next step of installation and to restart my PC to install Windows. This happens ...
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0xc000000f BCD error in windows 10… Nothings working

Its been a long night... I bought a new computer with no os. I was going to copy my copy of windows 10 pro to a 250gb ssd. While copying the power went out. This usually is just a minor annoyance but ...
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Windows 10 INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

I have moved my system partition to create 150 MB of space that I will later allocate to the boot partition. Due to this now whenever I try to boot I get the BSOD of INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. I ...
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Windows installation not identified. ?? Boot Configuration data file BCD error code “ 0xc0000024”

The day just kept getting better!... I was in safe mode tidying up the loose ends of my compromised security ordeal only to be met with this message: "Windows 10 boot configuration data file is ...
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How to change BCD internal drive letter assignment

As you know, the following values can be changed by using BCDEDIT: device partition=E: osdevice partition=E: But question is that how did BCD name a certain volume (e.g. E: above) and how can it ...
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Can I change the icon of a Windows Boot Entry?

Is ist possible to change the icon for the ArchLinux entry shown below for Windows 10 (e.g. to the ArchLinux logo instead of the cmd-ish icon), using BCDEdit or some other tool?
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Use Windows 7 installation disk to fix Windows 10 BCD

My whole question is in the title. Is it possible to repair Windows 10 BCD using another version of Windows installation disk, Windows 7 in this case? I got the Windows 10 BCD corrupted when I ...
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Windows 10 not booting: Drive seems to have disappeared

I bricked my system by (I think) interrupting sfc /scannow somehow. Whatever I did, Windows won't boot anymore and throws this error. I tried all the usual things with recovery tools, like CHKDSK, ...
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Bootable dual-Win installation USB flash drive based on BCD

I made a flash with Win 10 installation on top of NTFS/BCD system after which I've added other bootable images to BCD like TeraByte Image for Windows, EaseUS Partition Master etc, all WinPE loaded ...
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Installed a new SSD, Windows still boots from the old one

I recently got a new 1TB SSD for my computer (a Lenovo ThinkPad P70). My plan is to have this disk as the main Windows 10 boot drive, and keep the old one (500GB) as a secondary drive. I didn't want ...
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Dual boot Windows OS automatic configuration

After soom manipulation with temporary connected another Win10 operating system installed on another HDD I got complicated situation wih my current Win 8 OS. I hadn't drive E: previously and I think I ...
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BCDEdit set device to not available Volume GUID

When running bcdedit on a not local store it's impossible to set the device parameter of the bootloader to a not locally available device. How to do it? In particular: I'm trying to set an external ...
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Windows 10 to Windows 7 Downgrade: BCD error when trying to boot from W7 bootable USB

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop which currently has 10. The bootable USB I made works fine on my desktop. If I install from the windows 10 partition using the setup.exe file, it goes ...
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Screwed up system my system (need expert help ASAP)

Long story short, I'm an idiot. A few days ago, I restarted my computer in the middle of AMD graphics drivers update, so Windows couldn't load in any way, and the "recovery options" seem useless as ...
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Is it possible for GRUB2 to boot directly into Windows 7 skipping the boot menu?

GRUB2 boots to Windows 7 by chainloading the BCD. BCD is usually is installed in the System Reserved Partition without drive letter. Example: Partition 1 - Ubuntu & GRUB2 bootmanager installed, ...
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Windows 10 drive locked, MBR faulty

two months ago I had my Windows 10 insider preview, but I couldn't update it for some reasons, so I got warnings saying that this insider build will expire soon. I didn't touch my laptop for days, ...
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Create a BCD entry for a Bitlocker drive

Here is my system: I have a usb stick with only one NTFS partition. On it I have - a Windows to go VHD (windows 10 or 8.1 give the same results), - the bootmgr file - the boot folder with the BCD I ...
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Why can't Windows 7 find my BCDEdit store location?

Quick backstory: I'm attempting to resolve "unknown errors" that come up trying to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Whether or not this issue has anything to do with it doesn't matter, I just ...
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BCD: naming multiple WinPE with {ramdiskoptions} clause

I want a BCD boot menu with multiple WinPE versions, that have their descriptions displayed. I made a thumb drive, and later PXE, that supports booting to multiple WinPE environments - from version 3....
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Repair BCD for a Windows Installer on Grub2 Portable Hard Drive

I have created a external hard drive contain GRUB2. This drive can boot the following: Windows 10 PE Ubuntu 16 Many ISO files. Now I want to include Windows installations. My problem is I want to ...
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Windows Installation Files from Root, BCD Error Fix?

I have a situation where I need to take the installation files of Windows 10 off the root of the flash drive and inside a new directory called windows10x64. Old Directory of BCD: /boot/BCD New ...
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Unable to boot Windows 10 with Recovery Drive after blue screen Recovery error

I am getting this blue screen message on Windows 10 machine. (I cannot boot into safe mode or see any other Windows OS options.) Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired The Boot Configuration ...
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List every \Device\Harddiskvolume.?

I've tried Diskpart commands like "list" "volume" (no it's not that at all), "disk" and "partition"; but it still don't work. \Device\Harddiskvolume0 seems to not be used, since \Device\...