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Windows 7: Completely locked out of system. Can't access system restore

16 Feb 2018   #21
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You are using EFI firmware.

You may already have an EFI System partition (ESP) - likely the first partition on the disk - check with Aomei partition Assistant. It will be FAT32.

[If you don't have an EFI System partition, create one. You can put it at the end of the drive, if necessary.]

1.Tick the box that says "tick for Uefi/bios"

2. In Active partition dropdown, you select the EFI System partition letter.

3. In the Windows partition dropdown, select your windows partition letter.


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17 Feb 2018   #22
sterfri99

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You are using EFI firmware.

You may already have an EFI System partition (ESP) - likely the first partition on the disk - check with Aomei partition Assistant. It will be FAT32.

[If you don't have an EFI System partition, create one. You can put it at the end of the drive, if necessary.]

1.Tick the box that says "tick for Uefi/bios"

2. In Active partition dropdown, you select the EFI System partition letter.

3. In the Windows partition dropdown, select your windows partition letter.
Sorry for the late reply, but I did the above and now have this:
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18 Feb 2018   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Try running the bcdboot command manually.

bcdboot e:\windows /s [EFI partition letter]:
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18 Feb 2018   #24
sterfri99

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Try running the bcdboot command manually.

bcdboot e:\windows /s [EFI partition letter]:
My drives rn: (Ignore H, that's an external HDD)


After running bcdboot:
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18 Feb 2018   #25
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Check the FAT32 partition ID.

Bootice will do it

Completely locked out of system. Can't access system restore-bootice-1.jpg

It should say EF. If not, change it to EF.


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18 Feb 2018   #26
sterfri99

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Check the FAT32 partition ID.

Bootice will do it

Attachment 402851

It should say EF. If not, change it to EF.
done. Next?
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18 Feb 2018   #27
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Was it EF already, or did you need to change it?
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18 Feb 2018   #28
sterfri99

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Was it EF already, or did you need to change it?
changed it
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18 Feb 2018   #29
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What happens if you run startup repair?

it is under the start menu\MS\MsRecEnvX64
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18 Feb 2018   #30
sterfri99

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
What happens if you run startup repair?

it is under the start menu\MS\MsRecEnvX64




Strange, since the SSD is formatted properly (I think...) and has W7 installed
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