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Windows 7: Windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry

16 Jan 2014   #11
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdoherty76 View Post
Hi Archer I have loaded up the EBCD program as requested. What am I now looking for?
Emergency Boot CD isn't very handy with this problem. In Fix Boot Error 0xC0000098 (Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry) it only instructs you to rename th BCD menu.


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16 Jan 2014   #12
Kaktussoft

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You can better do #9 . I want to know what partition is ACTIVE. And what partition is the win7 volume.
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16 Jan 2014   #13
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Hi Katussoft
Thank you for your excellent advice, the displays are as follows:
Disk 1 detail
Partition 1, type 27, hidden = Yes, Active = No
Volume 4 Letter: E

Partition 2, type 07, hidden = No, Active = Yes
Volume 2 Letter: C

Partition 3, type 07, hidden = No, Active = No
Volume 3 Letter: D

Partition 4, type 12, hidden = Yes, Active = No
Volume 5 Letter: Blank as in nothing

All partitions are healthy.

I did the listing of C:, D: and E: and the windows and users files appear on the drive E: which according to the above disk Partition 1 volume 4 which is not active. According to the listings the active partition is Partition 2 volume C:

How do I change the active partition and is this what I want to do?

Thanks for your help..
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16 Jan 2014   #14
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdoherty76 View Post
Hi Katussoft
Thank you for your excellent advice, the displays are as follows:
Disk 1 detail
Partition 1, type 27, hidden = Yes, Active = No
Volume 4 Letter: E

Partition 2, type 07, hidden = No, Active = Yes
Volume 2 Letter: C

Partition 3, type 07, hidden = No, Active = No
Volume 3 Letter: D

Partition 4, type 12, hidden = Yes, Active = No
Volume 5 Letter: Blank as in nothing

All partitions are healthy.

I did the listing of C:, D: and E: and the windows and users files appear on the drive E: which according to the above disk Partition 1 volume 4 which is not active. According to the listings the active partition is Partition 2 volume C:

How do I change the active partition and is this what I want to do?

Thanks for your help..
Partition 1: Recovery 15GB =>restore to factory settings
Partition 2: Primary 225GB=>Active.. I think What is win7 partition.
Partition 3: Primary 221GB=> a extra partition for anything you want.
Partition4: OEM 3565MB=>driver for you machien I think. Made by manufacturer.

Do you have a win7 install DVD? Or a win7 system repair disc? I think you have.... but please confirm
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16 Jan 2014   #15
Kaktussoft

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In command prompt:
Code:
attrib  -h  -s  c:\boot\bcd
del  c:\boot\bcd
Both commands successful? Now the faulty bcd file (boot menu) is gone. Now do startup repair 3 times. Post results
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16 Jan 2014   #16
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

I have a win 7 repair CD does this help.. but according to your listing my windows and user files appear on the E drive..
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16 Jan 2014   #17
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Will I go ahead with your commands?
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16 Jan 2014   #18
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Also there is a possibility that I may have moved the active partition during the days I have been trying to correct this. I'm sorry but this is a bit of a mess. I really appreciate your help.. thanks.. using your motto look on the bright side.. all partitions are healthy and I think the data is intact.. When you say run repair 3 times do you mean run once, change bios to disk boot, change bios to DVD reader run again, change bios to disk and boot etc.?
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16 Jan 2014   #19
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdoherty76 View Post
I have a win 7 repair CD does this help.. but according to your listing my windows and user files appear on the E drive..
C is the active partition and has the BOOT menu. So do #15
After that boot normally. It should say something like Error message when you start Windows 7: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information" .
startup repair 3 times will fix that.

Post results
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16 Jan 2014   #20
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

ok will do...
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