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

16 Jan 2014   #21
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 


Ok Iíve done this and same error as before
On start up always:
File \boot\bcd
Status 0x0000098
Info: the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry

On start up repair I always get
Searching for windows installations and it doesnít find anything, after this I run Start up repair and this always returns
Problem signature 7: no OS installed
Tried this 4 times and always the same messages.
I think we should try making the partition active that contains windows and user what do you think?


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16 Jan 2014   #22
Kaktussoft

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You did "attrib -h -s c:\boot\bcd" and it was succesfully?
you did "del c:\boot\bcd" afterwards succesfully?
Then inmediately try to boot normally (no startup repair yet). Still 0x0000098?
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16 Jan 2014   #23
Kaktussoft

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Partition 1: Recovery 15GB =>not active.. is for recovery. Not interested
Partition 2: Primary 225GB=>ACTIVE. Called C
Partition 3: Primary 221GB=>called D
Partition4: OEM 3565MB=>driver stuff, specila for this computer model. Not interested
Code:
attrib  C:\boot\bcd
Code:
attrib  D:\boot\bcd


Sure they are both gone?

Code:
dir c:\users
Code:
dir d:\users

What drive leter has the users folder with usernames that you are familiar with.
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16 Jan 2014   #24
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks I agree with you re drives. I ran the commands you mentioned and it posted the following:

Attrib C:\boot\bcd
A C:\boot\bcd

on the D drive the same command returned
D: Path not found - D :\boot

for the dir C: \users and D: \Users both returned file not found.

I'm not sure what you mean re drive letter with usernames folder I'm familiar with. As I'm not familiar with this.. I only see a users folder in the recovery partition I'm afraid is this a catastrophe?
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16 Jan 2014   #25
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

I also did the same as you requested in #22 and they worked ok..
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16 Jan 2014   #26
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdoherty76 View Post
Thanks I agree with you re drives. I ran the commands you mentioned and it posted the following:

Attrib C:\boot\bcd
A C:\boot\bcd

on the D drive the same command returned
D: Path not found - D :\boot

for the dir C: \users and D: \Users both returned file not found.

I'm not sure what you mean re drive letter with usernames folder I'm familiar with. As I'm not familiar with this.. I only see a users folder in the recovery partition I'm afraid is this a catastrophe?
Code:
dir c:\windows
del  c:\boot\bcd
attrib c:\boot\bcd
C:\windows folder is on disk?
C:\boot\bcd is gone now?
Still EXACTLY same error when booting normally? afterwards: Is C:\boot\bcd still gone?
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16 Jan 2014   #27
Kaktussoft

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dir d:\
dir c:\


Which drive letter has the folders like: Windows, users, program files?
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16 Jan 2014   #28
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

C: windows returns file not found..

means I've probably lost everything unless there's a way to undelete it if it has been deleted or corrupted. you can be assured that I didn't delete it..
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16 Jan 2014   #29
Kaktussoft

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Do #27 what folders are on C and what on D?
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16 Jan 2014   #30
jdoherty76

Win 7 32bit
 
 

RE post 27.. none of them..
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