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Windows 7: bcd/bcdedit problems and others after Acronis DD11

09 Jul 2012   #11
front360

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
All is fine for now! Let's recap:
in elevated command prompt:
Code:
 
bcdedit /enum all
works if "system reserved" partition is assigned a drive letter. If not assigned a drive letter ... it fails. Is that correct and the only problem? Also msconfig lists the right info if drive letter has been assigned
Correct.
bcd/bcdedit problems and others after Acronis DD11-diskmanall.jpg




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09 Jul 2012   #12
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by front360 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
All is fine for now! Let's recap:
in elevated command prompt:
Code:
 
bcdedit /enum all
works if "system reserved" partition is assigned a drive letter. If not assigned a drive letter ... it fails. Is that correct and the only problem? Also msconfig lists the right info if drive letter has been assigned
Correct.
bcdedit /enum all

When no drive letter assigned. What exact error message?

In \Boot\bcd (on system reserved) is all the bootmenu info. it's actually a registry hive. It doesn't contain info like "win7 is on physical disk 3" and also not "win7 is on partition 2". It contains info like "win7 is on physical drive with signature 732A9F on partition starting on sector 12389108" that is why you can swap disk ordering without problems. even creating partitiosn on physical drive isn't a problem... as long as the start sector remains the same.

Your win7 boots and is fine. It finds the bcd on "system reserved" and start further from C-drive. Very strange.

disk management knows the partition where bcd store is located. It is marked as "system" succesfully (?) bcdedit/enum command should be able to display it.
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09 Jul 2012   #13
front360

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

In my OP i stated, When I type bcdedit in elevated CMD Prompt, it says "The boot configuration data store could not be opened.The system cannot find the file specified."

bcd/bcdedit problems and others after Acronis DD11-bcdedit.jpg

What should I be looking for In \Boot\bcd (on system reserved)??


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09 Jul 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Can you post the disk management screenshot again, but now with drive letter assigned
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09 Jul 2012   #15
front360

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

sure here ya go

bcd/bcdedit problems and others after Acronis DD11-diskmanallassign.jpg

Why does it only label it "System Reserved" when assigned and is this normal?


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09 Jul 2012   #16
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by front360 View Post
sure here ya go

Attachment 220631

Why does it only label it "System Reserved" when assigned and is this normal?
good question!! And why did it not show it as filesystem NTFS? And why it didn't know the used space?...

in elevated command prompt:

diskpart
sel dis 0
list part (note the partition number of 100MB partition)
sel part 1 (replace with actual number)
det part
exit

post output
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09 Jul 2012   #17
TJG

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Don't mean to intrude, but in Admin cmd prompt, can it find bcdedit in c:\user directory?

TJG

Sorry, I just answered my own stupid question. Yes it can.
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09 Jul 2012   #18
front360

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

I know what you want me to do but I don't understand what you meant by;
list part (not the partition number of 100MB partition)
sel part 1 (replace with actual number)

This is when it's assigned
bcd/bcdedit problems and others after Acronis DD11-diskpartassigned.jpg


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09 Jul 2012   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJG View Post
Don't mean to intrude, but in Admin cmd prompt, can it find bcdedit in c:\user directory?

TJG
bcdedit.exe is in C:\Windows\system32. And C:\Windows\system32 in in the search path!
So I don't see the problem
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09 Jul 2012   #20
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by front360 View Post
I know what you want me to do but I don't understand what you meant by;
list part (not the partition number of 100MB partition)
sel part 1 (replace with actual number)

This is when it's assigned
Attachment 220635
not=note. typing error. Output looks fine. Now same commands again. But first deassign drive letter. Post output
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