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

09 Jul 2012   #31
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then run it three times with reboots in between each to see if it resolves the problem. It should see the problem and repair or rewrite the System boot files. If it doesn't then a Repair Install or Reinstall will, but I would wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command before reinstalling as there is always the looming possibility you have corruption for prior boot code interfering.
For such a small problem? I think he can live with that problem. Or delete "system reserved" partition and do a startup repair


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09 Jul 2012   #32
front360

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
No drive letter anymore. It is NTFS and label visible... all fine. Even bcdedit works. So also msconfig.
Correct?

Does it still work after reboot?
I'll check After reboot now...
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09 Jul 2012   #33
Kaktussoft

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No drive letter anymore. It is NTFS and label visible... all fine. Even bcdedit works. So also msconfig.
Correct?

Does it still work after reboot?
After reboot NTFS and label are missing and it's offline. And bcdedit doesn't work
Something puts it offline. If you assign it a drive letter everything works fine. Even after reboot?
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09 Jul 2012   #34
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then run it three times with reboots in between each to see if it resolves the problem. It should see the problem and repair or rewrite the System boot files. If it doesn't then a Repair Install or Reinstall will, but I would wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command before reinstalling as there is always the looming possibility you have corruption for prior boot code interfering.
For such a small problem? I think he can live with that problem. Or delete "system reserved" partition and do a startup repair
Having no installation appear in msconfig>boot or Startup and Recovery is not insignificant or something I'd ignore.

What will it do exactly if you "delete System Reserved and run a Startup Repair? "
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09 Jul 2012   #35
Kaktussoft

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diskpart
automount (is it enabled)?
automount enable
exit

now reboot. Problem solved?


Issue: 3:



“The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system cannot find the file specified.”



Symptoms

When you run Bcdedit /enum all you get the following error

“The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The system cannot find the file specified.”

Look for the following registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000
If we check under HKLM you will not find the key BCD00000000


Cause

If some 3rd party storage Disk or Storage Management software is installed it may bring all the volume without drive letter offline

Generally 100 MB partition is system partition which contains Boot configuration Database and does not have a drive letter assigned.



Resolution

From command prompt

C:\>Diskpart

C:\Diskpart> List volume

C:\Diskpart> Select volume 1 (Considering this is 100 MB system partition)

c:\Diskpart> Online volume

C:\Diskpart> exit

OR

From the Disk Management console assign the drive letter to the 100MB partition it should bring the disk online.

To access Disk Management, open command prompt

C:\>Diskmgmt.msc

Select the 100 MB volume; Right click on the volume Change drive letter & Path; Assign a drive letter.

Assigning the drive letter will ensure the volume is not offline again after a reboot.


The volumes may go offline if AUTOMOUNT is disabled either while using a 3rd party storage software or if the user manually disabled the AUTOMOUNT for the volume. To check this type the following command after running diskpart in the administrator command prompt

DISKPART> automount

Automatic mounting of new volumes is disabled.

To enable AUTOMOUNT run the following command

DISKPART> automount enable

Reboot the server and the volume will not go offline.
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09 Jul 2012   #36
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then run it three times with reboots in between each to see if it resolves the problem. It should see the problem and repair or rewrite the System boot files. If it doesn't then a Repair Install or Reinstall will, but I would wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command before reinstalling as there is always the looming possibility you have corruption for prior boot code interfering.
For such a small problem? I think he can live with that problem. Or delete "system reserved" partition and do a startup repair
Having no installation appear in msconfig>boot or Startup and Recovery is not insignificant or something I'd ignore.

What will it do exactly if you "delete System Reserved and run a Startup Repair? "
Greg: Only problem so far is: "system reserved" is offline if no drive letter assigned. That causes the problems.
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09 Jul 2012   #37
front360

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

After Online Volume command, after reboot, label and ntfs is missing again and bcdedit doen't work.

If I assign "System Reserved" a letter and reboot, then it works fine but I know it never had an assinged letter, lol
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09 Jul 2012   #38
front360

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

Automount is disabled, should I enable and reboot?
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09 Jul 2012   #39
gregrocker

 

System Reserved should never have a letter. It is not issued one during install. I've never heard of it going offline for any reason unless you're referring to manually editing the BCD.

Will this be another thread that goes on for three pages with bcd trivia but no resolution? Should I check back in a few days? Are these quicker solutions than the automated Repairs which we've used since release?

Please answer the question: What does deleting System Reserved and running a Startup Repair do?
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09 Jul 2012   #40
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

diskpart
sel dis 0
sel part 1
online volume
det part
automount enable
automount
exit

bcdedit works? now reboot
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