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


09 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 
bcd/bcdedit problems and others after Acronis DD11

My problem is that the Boot tab in msconfig is blank, and the default os is also blank in advanced system settings/advanced/startup and recovery.

Somehow Acronis Disk Director 11 messed up my windows 7 bootloader thing. I am able to boot windows 7 which is good, but after I uninstalled DD11 things are messed up. 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." But if I use CMD Prompt from my Windows 7 Repair Disk, it works fine. And it also works fine from within windows, if I assign the 100mb hidden system partition a letter.

I tried bootrec /fixmbr /fixboot and /rebuildbcd but they didn't help.

The hidden system partition is marked "Active" and "System" and my OS partition is shown as "Boot" from Windows Disk Management. Are these correct? Can anyone help me sort out these issues? Thanks in advance, to anyone willing to help me out.

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09 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello front360,

Perhaps these tutorials will help you out:-

Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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09 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have tried startup repair before but it didn't help. I'll try running it 3 times with restarting windows in between the 3 repairs now.

Is the registry involved with the boot tab in msconfig, or the startup and recovery tab?

edit:Running 3 times did not help
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09 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

AFAIK, the registry contains some entries relating to your startup options in the startup and recovery tab

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The hidden system partition is marked "Active" and "System" and my OS partition is shown as "Boot" from Windows Disk Management. Are these correct?
Yes. This is normal.



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09 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hmm, in your first pic my FirmwareBootDevice is the same as yours, but my SystemBootDevice is different. Mine shows multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2). Is the partition(2) my problem? If I change it to (1) will that point to my hidden "system reserved" partition? Is this correct?

And my SystemStartOptions is blank, is this correct if I didn't check off noguiboot, etc. or should there still be something there?

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09 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by front360 View Post
Hmm, in your first pic my FirmwareBootDevice is the same as yours, but my SystemBootDevice is different. Mine shows multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2). Is the partition(2) my problem? If I change it to (1) will that point to my hidden "system reserved" partition? Is this correct?
Mine is set to (1) because i do not have a hidden system reserved partition on my system that is created during the Windows installation.

(2) is most definitely the correct partition to boot from in a configuration like yours.

A blank SystemStartOptions would be normal if you did not select any special options during boot up..

Hmm... have you considered trying EasyBCD to add in the missing entry for your Windows 7 installation entry?

EasyBCD - Take control of your boot loader | NeoSmart Technologies

It's quite easy to use and user-friendly with a GUI interface..
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09 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Mine is set to (1) because i do not have a hidden system reserved partition on my system that is created during the Windows installation.
Oh ok, I thought the Disk Management pic you posted was yours.

I installed EasyBCD and when I run it I get an error that I pasted below:
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After I click no, I can't located my BCD file until after I assign the "System Reserved" partition a letter. Should I also have a BCD file in my c: (OS) drive, or just the hidden partition?


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09 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hmm even BCDEdit won't start up properly on your system?

We're getting nowhere here, hold on a bit, I'll get some help.
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09 Jul 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

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
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09 Jul 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Post a screenshot of "disk management" with all fields visible.
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