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Windows 7: BOOT/BCD problem

16 Feb 2011   #11
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Elevated Command Prompt means the Command Prompt is running as administrator.

Navigate to C: instead of X:


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17 Feb 2011   #12
John 1

Windows 7
 
 

Ah, do it on C:
i should have known that.

I'll do that now.

John
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17 Feb 2011   #13
John 1

Windows 7
 
 

Hi DeanP,

Done that, seems Ok.
What should i do next ?

(its still switched on ,running on the repair disk)

Cheers, John
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17 Feb 2011   #14
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Start booting again and see if that works.
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17 Feb 2011   #15
John 1

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, will do,
then i got to go to bed, its pretty late here. (London UK)

Cheers John
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18 Feb 2011   #16
John 1

Windows 7
 
 

Hi DeanP,

Restarted it a couple of times, still the same as in post #3.
"an error ocurred while attempting to read the boot config file"

So perhaps i should try the other possibility that you suggested:

If THAT does not fix either, run this final command in Command Prompt...

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
c:
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd


I'll wait a while for a reply,
then i'll give it a go, Ok.

Cheers, John
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18 Feb 2011   #17
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

I have run out of ideas - just wait for another guru to come. Installation & repair is not one of my expertise.
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20 Feb 2011   #18
John 1

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,
I will try to post a pic of the cmd prompt display,
not having much experience of dealing with directions from the CMD prompt.

(dunno how to post in text)

I dont know what to make of this.
*
Add installation to boot list?
*
*
This is clearly a question.
*
The machine is asking me something.
*
The programmer obviously thinks that i should know what is being asked,
and what the appropriate answer should be.
The question kind of implies that this installation of Windows
is not on "boot list"
*
I didnt know it had to be on a list.
*
Or maybe its badly worded,
Maybe the programmer is just asking if i want to
set these booting instructions to start this installation of windows ...
*
Maybe he was trying to be brief and concise.
*
I dunno, but the question doesn't make much sense to me.
*
If this machine had lots of installations of windows,
but this one got forgotten, and wasn't on the list,
then it might make sense a little bit.
*
I think i need a bit of guidance,
with sort of basic stuff.
*
Like what does that question mean, and what does it want?
*
*
Cheers John
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2011   #19
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

It is asking if you want the Windows 7 partition to appear at the boot list (known as boot manager) - go with Yes (y)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2011   #20
John 1

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,
Googled "Bootcfg commands" and got Microsoft article, "Article ID: 317521"
about the bootcfg command and its uses.
*
It seems that there is a sort of list.
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Apparently it allows for many operating systems to be available.
The article also says i will be asked for an 'Identifier'
.
.
In my case there is only one,
so when it asks for an identifier i will assume thats the one it found: C:/Windows,
I guess i would put that as the identification.
Unless just one will automatically go into the default position.
We shall see.
*
I'll go with Yes (Y) as instructed.
Cheers, John
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