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Windows 7: missing bcd


19 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
missing bcd

I recently tried to install a second hard drive for a dual boot so I could boot to xp.
I have a sata drive in it now the drive I intalled was an ide into the ide port. I rebooted to the cd drive with xp. It told me the drive was a removable drive and couldn't install it. I turned off machine unplugged drive but forgot to unplug ide cable from port. tried to reboot bact to win 7 got missing bcd file. I tried to reinstall win 7 with backup restore disks I made, still have same problem missing bcd. Tried the system repair but it asks for install disk & doesn't work with backup disk. What can I do without shipping system back to manufacturer?

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19 Jul 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Try unplugging all other HD's besides Windows 7, burn and boot the Win7 Repair CD, mark Windows 7 partition active using DISKPART as failed XP install attempt may have stolen the active flag: Partition - Mark as Active

Next boot the Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to repair or rewrite the MBR to Windows 7: Startup Repair

Follow this to correctly dual boot with XP: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

If you have any further questions, post back info from DISKPART "List disk" and "Detail Disk," or Windows 7 Disk Management drive map using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
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