Questions tagged [bcdedit]

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

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Cant boot - new drive and incorrect DeviceID

Working on Dad's computer. Hard drive had 0KB available. Bought new SSD. Used Clonezilla to create image and then attempted to restore. Windows then failed to load. I ended up running: bcdedit /set {...
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Boot vhd that is located on external drive

I followed this article https://www.hanselman.com/blog/less-virtual-more-machine-windows-7-and-the-magic-of-boot-to-vhd, but got error 0xc000000e. External drive is connected through usb 3.0.
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Installing Win10 via DualBoot - editing BCD

I’d like to install Win10 on an external SSD connected via Thuderbolt 3 on a system running Win10Enterprise (v. 1809). I have admin rights in Windows however my BIOS/UEFI is locked with admin pwd and ...
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Need to Reset Windows 10 Dual Boot (no recovery environement found)

I had a dual boot configuration on my old X58 platform. The setup was an up to date Windows 10 partition and a Windows 1809 partion. Both OS's were on the same SSD which had the same system reserved ...
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Win10 Unable to boot - Srttrail.txt Bluescreen / 0xc0000001 Error

Srttrail.txt Bluescreen Error on Winows 10 x64 Desktop(with GTP Drive) I recently purchased a software(VST plugin) which required registration with PACE iLOK Licence Manager. The installation of iLOK ...
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Difference in functionality between running a batch file from an Elevated command prompt, and running the batch file Elevated directly

The following batch file: ECHO Enabling F8 boot options! bcdedit /set {current} bootmenupolicy Legacy pause will run fine from a command prompt which is Run as Administrator. However if I right-click ...
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What are the implications of running bcdedit command while safe boot has already been activated through msconfig?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows 10 on my Acer computer. While trying to install Ubuntu, I was prompted with a warning about Intel's RST needing to be turned off. Following Choice #...
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Can't create a dedicated BCD entry for recovery (WinRE.wim). What am I doing wrong?

I'm trying to create a manually created Windows Recovery BCD entry. In other words, having WinRE.wim based Recovery as a separate entry in the Operating Systems list, not just as an advanced option to ...
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In BCD, what do the elements “displaymessage” and “displaymessageoverride” do?

As the question says. I can't find documentation covering the purpose of displaymessage and displaymessageoverride. It looks like BCD entries can have up to 3 names - the description which is what ...
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2 UEFI OS boot options - which one can be safely deleted?

My main OS is Windows 10 and all data I have is gathered by using bcdedit utilit. After uninstalling Linux Ubuntu and its boot menu entries I noticed that there are 2 entries called "UEFI OS", that ...
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What is the best way to move MBR and bootmgr to new drive (Windows 10)?

I have several hard drives in my desktop but only 1 has the OS (Win 10). Here is an image of my Disk Manager: Disk 2 (D:) is an old slow dying backup HDD. Disk 1 (G:) is a much newer faster (...
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EasyBCD Boot Device different to Windows Boot Manager device

Can someone explain why EasyBCD has a different Boot Device to the Windows Boot Manager device? My drives use MBR (not GPT). BCDedit shows this at the beginning: Windows Boot Manager ----------------...
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BCDEdit /delete {ID} Unexpected token in the ID

I'm trying to remove an old linux-debian partition that I don't use anymore to increase the size of my linux-Manjaro partition. I'm doing that on my Windows 10 by following this tutorial (in french) ...
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how to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows Server WITHOUT INSTALLATION

Several internet sites describe how to install Windows Server as a second OS. This is not my case. On the same PC I have a working drive with Windows 10 Pro and another drive with Windows Server 2012 ...
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bcdedit cannot be found by rust executable

I am trying to call bcdedit from within a rust executable using std::process::Command. When executing the resulting program on Windows 10 in an administrator command prompt I get: 'bcdedit' is not ...
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How to Clone OEM Recovery Partitions

I have a PC running Windows 10 May 2019 Build 18362. I'm trying to migrate from a small M2 NVME SSD to a larger and faster one. I tried different disk cloning/imaging apps with no luck (True Image, ...
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Login stuck on black screen with cursor after enabling Hyper-V hypervisor

strange one. I enabled the Hyper-V feature on my works Win10 1803 Lenovo T450 (8GB RAM) laptop. Tried to create the first Windows Server VM but got the error: "...hyperpvisor is not running" ...
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Windows 10 - Ubuntu: Windows bootmgr set to wrong partition

I am using Dell Inspiron 7560, dual booted with Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Windows is installed on a 128 GB SSD and Ubuntu is installed on a partition of a 1TB HDD. Each of the drives also have an EFI ...
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BCDedit on Windows 2012 R2

The first boot entry that comes up on this machine is hosed. The second is good. However, I can't figure out how to delete the bad one- they all seem to share the same identifier. Anybody have any ...
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bcdedit - Dynamically dual-boot Windows and Linux

For the last couple of days I am searching for an answer, but I constantly run into brick walls. I want to create a bootable USB with a custom Linux-based OS (for the sake of this conversation, let's ...
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What exactly does bcdedit do?

In windows, to start in safe mode we can execute in the terminal, with privileges, the command: %windir%\system32\bcdedit.exe /set {default} safeboot minimal And to return to normal mode, we execute:...
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Remove 'BCDEdit set {bootmgr}' entry

While dual booting Ubuntu with windows, I had encountered 'Ubuntu grub not showing' problem. At the stage, I typed on the following command on windows command prompt. bcdedit /set {bootmgr} \EFI\...
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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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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 Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to ...
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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'...