Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: BOOT/BCD problem


16 Feb 2011   #11

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:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7
 
 

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

I'll do that now.

John
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2011   #13

Windows 7
 
 

Hi DeanP,

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

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

Cheers, John
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


17 Feb 2011   #14

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Start booting again and see if that works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2011   #15

Windows 7
 
 

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

Cheers John
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2011   #16

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2011   #17

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2011   #18

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

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

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.
*
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 BOOT/BCD problem




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: BOOT/BCD problem
Thread Forum
Solved Weird boot problem after rescue CD boot fix General Discussion
Dual Boot problem, Ubuntu is the main boot Installation & Setup
Solved Problem with Boot Manager - will not auto boot from HD Installation & Setup
Dual boot with cloned copy - boot problem Installation & Setup
Solved Problem reverting from Dual Boot to Single Boot Installation & Setup
Dual boot xp and win 7 boot manager problem. Installation & Setup
Windows boot up problem in dual boot(win 7 & OSx86) General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33