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Windows 7: Boot\bcd error, /fixboot dosent work


26 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 
Boot\bcd error, /fixboot dosent work

You've probably had a bunch of people with this same error, however even after looking throgh possibly hundreds of websites, I have still yet to solve it. It's the old windows failed to start because boot\bcd is corrupt please insert the recovery disk. That's what I did and went throgh startup repair with no sucess,then I tried "bootrec /fix mbr" which responded "operation completed sucessfully" then and "bootrec /fix boot" which responded "element not found" then finally "bootrec /rebuild bcd" which again responded "element not found". Also when I go into the recovery cd, my os is not listed on the list of os's to repair. I'm not sure, but it seems to me that it can't find boot\bcd at All, how would I go about getting it back? Help greatly appreciated!!

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26 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello, Welcome!

Looks like somehow your drive is not Active. Please follow my instructions in this post on how to mark the drive as active.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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26 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

How did you lose it?

I take it you have another OS on the same hard drive?Or on a one of the other 2 Hd's?
If so did you recently install a different OS?
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26 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello, Welcome!

Looks like somehow your drive is not Active. Please follow my instructions in this post on how to mark the drive as active.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
Thanks for the quick response, but it didn't work ,
same error.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Did you run Startup Repair 3 after marking the drive as active?
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26 Dec 2009   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darsiant View Post
You've probably had a bunch of people with this same error, however even after looking throgh possibly hundreds of websites, I have still yet to solve it. It's the old windows failed to start because boot\bcd is corrupt please insert the recovery disk. That's what I did and went throgh startup repair with no sucess,then I tried "bootrec /fix mbr" which responded "operation completed sucessfully" then and "bootrec /fix boot" which responded "element not found" then finally "bootrec /rebuild bcd" which again responded "element not found". Also when I go into the recovery cd, my os is not listed on the list of os's to repair. I'm not sure, but it seems to me that it can't find boot\bcd at All, how would I go about getting it back? Help greatly appreciated!!
Did you see this tutorial?

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Cheers!
Robert
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26 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
How did you lose it?

I take it you have another OS on the same hard drive?Or on a one of the other 2 Hd's?
If so did you recently install a different OS?
actually i did install ubuntu on the 40 gb, however I was unable to boot into windows 7, It went straight to ubuntu. I know that ubuntu uses grub2 as the bootloader because it supports multiple operating systems. I tried every thing to make grub show windows 7 as a choice during startup, but I eventually gave up and wiped the 40gb drive using gparted in the ubuntu live cd. I kept getting "grub loading" so I tried clearing the mbr using partition wizard from a bootable cd. I think that worked but now I'm getting the boot\bcd error.
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26 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darsiant View Post
You've probably had a bunch of people with this same error, however even after looking throgh possibly hundreds of websites, I have still yet to solve it. It's the old windows failed to start because boot\bcd is corrupt please insert the recovery disk. That's what I did and went throgh startup repair with no sucess,then I tried "bootrec /fix mbr" which responded "operation completed sucessfully" then and "bootrec /fix boot" which responded "element not found" then finally "bootrec /rebuild bcd" which again responded "element not found". Also when I go into the recovery cd, my os is not listed on the list of os's to repair. I'm not sure, but it seems to me that it can't find boot\bcd at All, how would I go about getting it back? Help greatly appreciated!!
Did you see this tutorial?

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Cheers!
Robert
I did try running that, it didn't work, so iused partition wizard to restore the mbr, but it stil goes to the bcd error
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26 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Did you run Startup Repair 3 after marking the drive as active?
Thanks for the welcome!
I ran startup repair before and after the make active command, both times saying that nothing could be done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Let me get this straight: you boot into the Repair Disc and it finds the installation?
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