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Windows 7: BCD problem

04 Aug 2009   #51


Nothing changes, I have set to not show empty devices. and MFC only shows If I ask for Printer so show. Properties are the same also except USB properties are missing.

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04 Aug 2009   #52


BCD problem-1892_mad_smiley_banging_head_against_a_brick_wall.gif Grr what is it. Checked Device Manager?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Snuffy,

If it is not showing in Explorer - have a look in Device Manager.

Click View > Show Hidden Devices - expand DVD/CDRom drives.

See if you can rt click it and uninstall it from there.

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04 Aug 2009   #53


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
Attachment 21421 Grr what is it. Checked Device Manager?
Nothing that shows extra, only the two DVD drives i have installed.

Well crud, going to boot into DVD run Diskpart and when i find I'll delete it and see.
what happens...
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04 Aug 2009   #54


OK back. No I did not delete D:
I find in BCD an entry: Name: Windows Recovery Enviorment (Recovered)
Recovery Windows Device: Partition = D: (93111MB)
I left that alone. then Diskpart
list volume
Vol 0 I = DVD
Vol 1 J = DVD
Vol 2 C = Volume-6 48GB = disk 0 partition 1
Vol 3 E = Volume-4 58GB = disk 0 partition 2
Vol 4 F = Volume-5 78GB = disk 0 partition 3
Vol 5 G = Volume-7 24GB = disk 1 partition 1
Vol 6 H = Volume-8 34GB = disk 1 partition 2
Vol 7 D = Volume-1 90GB = Disk 1 partition 3 -labeled Volume-1 C:

now I also ran list disk partition, and above is actually what I find.
D: the fake CD Device is acutally Volume1-90GB C: windows 7

It seems that ASRock and BIOS will really allow things to be come jammed up tight.
I also notice my old IDE HDD on the IDE DEVICE is not found or seen
so I know it has nothing to do with the MESSed up Drive indicators.
starting to get confused but then I am seeing some lite- The HDDs go back to Win98 ME - beta test Whistler - then XP beta test Vista then Vista Beta test Win7. not Win 7 only.
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05 Aug 2009   #55

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
That why in 2 I said boot from the DVD.
Sorry, I thought you wrote for #4, prior to executing #5:

4. Change to the drive labelled Volume-1 from above output example c: may not be c:

and, I thought that was a HDD...

My error....
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05 Aug 2009   #56


No problem. Every thing still seems to be working OK. I still have the CD Device=D: and even going to only 1 HDD. it remains... I'll live with that.
bcdedit gives;
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device unknown
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {7800cce8-7c49-11de-bc70-801ac4a4f209}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 5
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {7800cce8-7c49-11de-bc70-801ac4a4f209}
nx OptIn
I wish the identifier
device unknown (wish it read partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
but recon i can live with that....
The help has been SUPER DUPER and I have really learned a lot for the assistance.

will bcdedit -store c:\BCD -set Partition=C:
get rid of device unknown or is it
bcdedit -store c:\BCD -set Device Partition=C:
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05 Aug 2009   #57


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
make hidden and system files visible.

On the N: you'll find bootmgr

Copy it to C:

in BCDedit change "device partition=N:" to "device partition=C:"

that's it.
what is the correct cmd to do this.
I do understand 1st save/export the BCD so if it does not turn correctly I can import if all fails. and does not read correctly.
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05 Aug 2009   #58
Julio Andretti

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3

thanks man, I can now boot to 2 OS. Ive had rep u.
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05 Aug 2009   #59

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

You are welcome Julio - glad it worked for you.
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06 Aug 2009   #60


I would like to THANK every body here that assisted in helping me get this BCD problem fixed. Many different suggestions, and every one was SUPER GOOD, After a mixture of all, and a monster learnign curve for me.
I declare the PROBLEM FIXED.
doing so i have 2 news ones but only ANNOYing. little things.
so to all i give you a MONSTER -GO PIRATE YHO Matey(s) and your part of me CREW from now on. Tip a Grog at me favorite tavern - I pay with me silver

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