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Windows 7: Win7 fails to boot

14 Feb 2015   #21
Kaktussoft

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Windows is on what's called E in this recovery mode. Correct? Normally the active partition or first primary partition is called C in this recovery mode as far as I know. But D is active is 100MB and labeled "System Reserved". This is definitely the boot partition.

Code:
dir/a  d:\boot\bcd
dir/a  d:\bootmgr
both found?
You have just a win7 system..... not dual boot with win8, vista or linux?


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14 Feb 2015   #22
Kaktussoft

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To delete the bootmenu:
Code:
attrib  -h  -s  -r  d:\boot\bcd
del  d:\boot\bcd
Now recreate it.
Code:
 
bootrec /rebuildbcd
It finds your win7 instance and asks if it can add it to the menu. Of course you want that.

Try to boot normally and post results. If system does start succesfully perform a "startup repair" 3 times to be sure the bootmenu is configured correctly
Startup Repair
Tip
Sometimes it may take running a startup repair (3) separate times with restarting the computer after each time before it fully fixes the startup issue.
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14 Feb 2015   #23
gregrocker

 

Just a friendly reminder: It is much easier to do this using EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) which does the work for you.
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14 Feb 2015   #24
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Just a friendly reminder: It is much easier to do this using EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) which does the work for you.
bootrec/fixfoot gives "element not found". How to run easybcd if system doesn't boot?!

@Greg does bootrec/rebuildbcd rebuild to bcd menu with all stuff inside? So also with f8 enabled and "recovery environment"?
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14 Feb 2015   #25
Bsmooth

Win7 64 bit
 
 

Ok will try and post results.
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14 Feb 2015   #26
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Just a friendly reminder: It is much easier to do this using EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) which does the work for you.
bootrec/fixfoot gives "element not found". How to run easybcd if system doesn't boot?!

@Greg does bootrec/rebuildbcd rebuild to bcd menu with all stuff inside? So also with f8 enabled and "recovery environment"?
Have you tried EasyRecoveryEssentials which is a beefed-up WinRE, linked in easy recovery essentials free alternitive that can run in LivePE - Windows 7 Help Forums.

The author of EasyBCD Mahmoud is also an active member Computer Guru here and can be asked to consult.
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14 Feb 2015   #27
Bsmooth

Win7 64 bit
 
 

OK I typed attrib -h -s -r d;\boot\bcd and then del dd:\boot\bcd but I nevr got any response.
I then typed bootrec /rebuildbcd and got this response
scanning all discs
Total Windows installations: 1
[1] E:\Windows
Add install to boot list Yes<Y>/No<N>/All<A>: I typed Yes and received the response
element not found. I also tried Y and got the same response.
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14 Feb 2015   #28
gregrocker

 

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15 Feb 2015   #29
Kaktussoft

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Code:
dir/a  d:\boot
dir/a  c:\boot
Which one gives a directory listing? is file BCD in the list?
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15 Feb 2015   #30
Bsmooth

Win7 64 bit
 
 

Directory of D gives files including 25600 BCD.log, 0 bcd.log1, 0 bcd.log2, and 65,536 bootstat.dat
Directory of C gives file not found New Volume
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