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Windows 7: Windows not booting. \Boot\BCD error

27 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Windows not booting. \Boot\BCD error


First time here and I got a problem with my ProBook.
I wanted to try the new Ubuntu so I dualbooted it and Windows 7.
Something was not right so I decided to remove Ubuntu and now Windows fail to start...

It says:
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000098

My ProBook do not have a CD-ROM so I can not insert the Windows CD and fix it.
Can I do it with a USB? If so, how?

Thanks for all answers and ask if any questions!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit Desktops; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit Laptops

You will need to create a USB Flash drive version. Use one that is 4 gig's or more. There are Tutorials here to explain how to do this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jc836 View Post
You will need to create a USB Flash drive version. Use one that is 4 gig's or more. There are Tutorials here to explain how to do this.
Can I use UNetbooting to make it a working bootable USB?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 64bit

Okay so I booted from a USB and typed the two commands "bootrec.exe /FixMbr" and "bootrec.exe /FixBoot"
But it is still giving me the same error :/

What to do now?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP


Boot into Windows 7 DVD/flash stick installer's System Recovery Options or Windows 7 System Repair Disk to Mark Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved Partition (preferred if you have it) Active.

The installer ISO and tool to write to stick is in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts and it's boot partition holds the System Active flags.

If this fails when System Reserved partition is marked Active, move the Active flag to Win7 partition itself and then try the 3 repairs again.

Be aware that sometimes GRUB can corrupt Windows 7 beyond repair when on the same HD. If problems persist I would delete it completely and then for any future Linux Dual Boots use separate HD's booted only via BIOS, or Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums.

If all else fails it may be necessary to wipe the boot sector of interfering code using Diskpart Clean Command before Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are same for retail. The HP factory preinstall is one of the worst possible installs you can have, so you'd be going from worst to best if you stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 64bit

Thank you!

It's working now !:)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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