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Windows 7: An update has messed up my boot config

12 Jun 2014   #1
Xenton

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
An update has messed up my boot config

Okay,

This isn't a case of an update failing, but appearing to succeed and messing up my boot config.

I switched my computer off earlier and noticed there were updates to install. I returned a few hours later to find my computer unusable. It would restart when windows tried to load, no errors, just a restart. Start-up repair was no help.

I have 2 entries in my boot config, a windows 7 install and a windows 8 consumer preview installed to a .vhd. I had deleted this .vhd some months ago, due to hating windows 8, but had never got around to removing the entry from the boot configuration.

I selected the windows 8 install from the boot menu, and low and behold it loads my windows 7 install. I tried it as I forgot I had removed the .vhd and just wanted to get into windows and get at google so the good folk of the interweb may assist me.

The following updates have been installed today, so one of them must be the culprit:


The procedure for new posts appeared to be aimed at failed updates, so I wasn't sure it was relevant, please advise on any information needed.

Many thanks


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14 Jun 2014   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Very strange!
SOunds like the boot configurations got swapped around somehow.

Please open an Elevated Command Prompt and run the following command - post the results.

BCDEDIT /enum


Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.
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