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Windows 7: Boot entry missing

03 Jul 2010   #1
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Boot entry missing

I just went to msconfig to check that all my cores were enabled and there is NO boot entry there so I can't access anything on the boot tab (See attachment)
What can I do about this please.

Andy




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03 Jul 2010   #2
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Also I just found out that in elevated command prompt BCDEDIT is missing :
C:\>bcdedit
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The system cannot find the file specified.


So how can this be as computer is booting up no problem.
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03 Jul 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Are you using a non windows bootloader.
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03 Jul 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Boot to the setup DVD and run Recovery menu. Navigate to the Command Prompt. Type the following commands one by one, hit Enter after each.

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
c:
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

bootrec /RebuildBcd
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03 Jul 2010   #5
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Are you using a non windows bootloader.
No using the windows one.
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03 Jul 2010   #6
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Boot to the setup DVD and run Recovery menu. Navigate to the Command Prompt. Type the following commands one by one, hit Enter after each.

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
c:
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

bootrec /RebuildBcd

Done that an it's still the same
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03 Jul 2010   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The only things I can think of are:

1) Run a startup repair.

2) Run an sfc scan.

3) If nothing works, try a repair install.

Of course, you have the option of doing nothing since your computer is booting up fine.
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04 Jul 2010   #8
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
The only things I can think of are:

1) Run a startup repair.

2) Run an sfc scan.

3) If nothing works, try a repair install.

Of course, you have the option of doing nothing since your computer is booting up fine.
1) Done startup repair - no good still same.

2) Done sfc scan - won't work I get this when trying -
C:\>sfc /scannow

Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

3) Repair install - going to try that next will report back later.

Andy
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05 Jul 2010   #9
conoflex

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

would not complete the repair install.
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28 Aug 2012   #10
qwert2k8

7 64 bit
 
 
MSConfig tab

Have the exact same problem, only in my case I also have a dual boot Win7/Ubuntu, I am almost sure GRUB is causing my problem, but would appreciate any suggestions, (GRUB related or not).
Thank you
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