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Questions tagged [bcdedit]

A command-line tool in Windows Vista and later for editing the Boot Configuration Data (BCD).

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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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Installing Windows 10 with bootloader on a different disk?

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a brand new NVMe disk, but I just found out my motherboard can't boot from these (but windows sees it natively in the installer and installs just file), however, I ...
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bcdedit issue? M.2 SATA to NVME clone: Windows 10 won't boot

Problem: Windows partition won't boot after cloning M.2 SATA drive to M.2 NVME. Background: Cloning process was simple raw dd copy. Drive had EFI, Windows 10, and Linux partitions. Cloning preserved ...
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BCDedit /store BCD /set {default} System cannot find file specified

A friend of mine recently had one of his bootloader files corrupted on his Windows 10 machine. We've tried several times to rebuild the BCD on the EFI partition using bootrec and bcdboot, but neither ...
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How to create a custom safe mode option

I want to create a custom safe mode option (like Minimal and Network). I began by going to the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot and made a new key called "...
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Windows 8 boot issue after installing Ubuntu

After multi-boot installing Ubuntu, my Windows 8 will not boot anymore. I can enter the System Repair interface and open a command line. But when I execute the bcdedit command, it says : X:\windows\...
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Remove boot option in Windows Boot Manager that is not listed in bcdedit

I've accidentally installed grub2win in order to configure a multiboot setup witch a Linux distro. I've figured out that the correct way is to create an EFI partition and install the 'real' GRUB. This ...
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Effect of enabled kernel debug mode on Windows Server

I have a problem which shows up sporadically on Windows Server (Cannot bind TCP Port but netstat does not show any usage). I think I would be able to look at the kernel structures. For this I would ...
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black screen with mouse cursor - windows 7

After installing a game from Blizzard(Diablo 2) and playing it for a while, I shut down my laptop and opened it again the next morning. That's when my laptop(Lenovo T520) was booted to a black screen ...
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wubi bcdeditor real-mode boot sector default boot

I have installed Xubuntu using wubi on windows 7 starter. I use Xubuntu often, hence setting default boot to Xubuntu makes sense :-) This is current listing: PS C:\Windows\system32> .\bcdedit.exe /...
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Programmatically restart computer and boot into flash drive

I originally posted this on Stack Overflow but was told that this may be a better place to post this question, so here goes; I've created a small script which will automatically reboot a computer ...
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Bluestacks does not run even though I disabled Hyper-V

I tried disabling Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), Windows Defender Application Guard, and Hyper-V, but even THAT didn't work. I always disable virtualization to run Bluestacks, but now I need to ...
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“Inaccessible boot device” error, but BCD, partition and drivers seem correct. What else could cause it?

My Win8.1 x64 EFI laptop refused to reboot after a recent update, the error is INACCESSIBLE BIOT DEVICE but I can't figure how to debug this. So far this is what I've done: -Used DISKPART to assign ...
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Windows 7 not booting

My computer was updating and was then mistakenly turned off. It is showing me the following error file: clfs.sys status:0xc000000f Disk repair doesn't work but i have noticed a few things. When i go ...
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Direct boot from Windows to Linux with UEFI

I'm trying to create scripts on both Linux and Windows allowing direct booting to each other with UEFI. On linux it looks like: efibootmgr -n 0001 && sync && reboot Where "0001" is ...
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How to use windows bootloader to dual boot windows and ubuntu on uefi?

What I exactly tried is... Installed windows 10 with uefi. Installed Ubuntu 17.04 with uefi on the 20GB drive. The ubuntu bootloader is installed on the efi system partition created while installing ...
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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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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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Automatic switching between different installed Windows systems

I have currently 3 Windows systems installed on my machine (2x Win7, 1x Win8). To switch between them I have to restart my PC, choose right system in Windows Boot Manager and hit enter. Can I write ...
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Boot options in Windows boot manager not showing after Creators Update

Most of the times I need to boot with Hyper-V disabled, to use VirtualBox; but sometimes I need to use Hyper-V, so I set the boot options as follows with BCDEDIT: bcdedit /copy {current} /d "HYPER-V ...
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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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Creators Update and bcdedit change?

Does anyone know if creators update introduced changes to bcdedit? My searching hasn't turned up much yet. However, a standard script that I used to get machines setup for a safe mode reboot no ...
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Can't change recoveryaneblad to No in BCDEdit

I managed to get into an automatic repair loop on my Win 10 machine. After a couple of repair options I try to disable to recovery in bcdedit. I run different variations of the following code: ...
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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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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 won't boot with bcdedit hypervisorlaunchtype auto

i'm trying to run a virtual Linux on my Windows 10 Pro Maschine using Hyper-V. In order to start that VM i have to enable the build in Hyper-V Hypervisor. The problem is that as soon as i run "...
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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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Bcdedit's /sysstore: What is the “system partition”? Is it the EFI System Partition or the Windows installation partition?

I never really got a good explanation how. From its example, it is used on the C: drive, which implies it is used on the Windows drive (with the Program Files folder, Windows folder, etc.) But there'...
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Universal way to temporarily reverse boot order with bcdedit.exe

Situation I've got two boot-configurations. Let's say the UUID's are {1234} and {4321}. Default is {1234} What I want When {1234} is booted, I want to switch the boot order from {1234} {4321} to {...
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Use BCDEDIT to configure PXE boot as default boot option

I have a lab full of computers using UEFI that I want to always attempt to PXE boot before all other boot options. However, after automatically imaging a PC with Windows 8.1/Windows 10, the UEFI boot ...
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Boot error loop -> /rebuildbcd error and cant set active volume

Background After my sisters three months of vacation with no internet access, she got home and many updates for Windows 10 and Norton installed. After reboot Windows didnt start instead "the boot ...
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bcdedit is having big time delay

I want to read and set default entries in Windows Boot Manager from my app by bcdedit. But bcdedit is very slow. For response from bcdedit I must wait about 16 seconds. Why is bcdedit too slow or how ...
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940917 - BCD needs to be edited via ubuntu

It is a dual boot hdd including 3 partitions. The first one is Win10 boot. The seconds one is ntfs formatted with Windows 10 installed on and the third one contains Ubuntu. I looked in partitions via ...
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BCDedit showing the requested system device cannot be found, unable to get into safemode

I have a lenovo t430 laptop which boots shows the windows boot screen but then goes black for the login screen I suspect windows update has caused an issue and Im sure it can be resolved in safe mode ...
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How to identify and remove unused boot entries on Windows 2008 server after mirrored disk failure

I had one of the software mirrored disks on a Server 2008 R2 server fail. It dropped off, a reboot brought it back, but it was out of date, so I had to revert to the mirror and rebuild the bad disk (...
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Reboot Win10 into different boot configuration remotely

Via bcdedit I've configured an additional boot config for Windows 10 (has Hyper-V disabled). I know I can switch between the normal config and my new config using the boot options menu locally, but I'...
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Windows 7 check if bootloader is working without rebooting

My setup was win xp on main partition and win7 on the extended. Win7 was installed after win xp. The active partition is the win xp one, therefore the win7 bootmgr is located in D:\Boot. D being the ...
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How to query BCF to see details of resumeobject?

I have problem to resume my Windows 7 x64 desktop after I cloned my system SSD disk to a larger SSD and replaced it. I found this article : http://blogs.interfacett.com/how-fix-hibernation-file-issues-...
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Running windows with faulty memory which can not be replaced

In cases of deviced with soldered/integrated RAM (eg tablets and ultrabooks), a defect in the memory means that the computer becomes an expensive paperweight. It is clear that the best alternative is ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 & 8 knocked out bootloader

I recently have dual booted both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same hard drive. Windows 7 was the first OS installed on the disk, but when I decided to install Windows 8 on a seperate partition, it ...
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How do I identify & fix a defunct MBR entry on a remotely-admin'd Win2008 Server?

My 1&1 Winserver had a disk replaced, and I managed to rebuild the RAID so I have once again two synched disks. The trouble is whenever the server is rebooted it seems to be still trying to boot ...
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Keep receiving BCDEdit “The system cannot find file specified” errors

I'm currently having a huge problem where I cannot play CS:GO due to an issue with enabling/disabling DEP, Kernel Debugging and Kernal Integrity through BCDEdit in Command Prompt. According to THIS ...
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Windows Automated Installation. How can I change boot order in WinPE from a batch file?

Trying to complete automated install of windows OS. I have WinPe on a USB which is first in boot order. I have several batch files running automatically in WinPE making partitions etc. as part of the ...
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What is the function of c:\BOOT

There is a folder c:\boot on hard disk. It contains files like: BOOTSTAT.DAT and BCD What is that? I got that when I install windows. Basically I am looking for files and directory where windows ...
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How to add UEFI image boot option in BCDedit?

I just installed FreeBSD on a GPT partition. On which is also installed Windows 8.1 and it's EFI partition with Windows Boot Manager. The FreeBSD installer auto-added another EFI partition with it's ...
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winload.efi error code 0xc000000f

I just ran into a really strange problem with my new Surface Pro 3. Everytime I install the [september driver pack from Microsoft the device won't boot anymore (screenshot). The windows 8.1 is a vhd ...
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remove a boot option from Windows 7 menu (with grub)

I've an old eeepc that was shipped with Windows 7 starter installed, about a year ago (or more) I've installed a Debian/Linux using the Debian installer for Windows, everything went fine or so I ...
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using bootrec from within usb-booted winpe possible?

As mentioned here and here, bootrec.exe and bcdedit.exe have trouble functioning from a usb-booted WinPE environment. They tend to see the wrong sets of files and they also tend to break things (which ...
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my multi boot can't boot to XP 'resumeobject' is missing

In my multi boot set up, booting to vista and 7 goes fine, but when I try to boot to XP, i get an error Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the ...