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Windows 7: Unable to Import BCD Backup Using CMD

25 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Unable to Import BCD Backup Using CMD

I am running windows 7 64bit. I have previously upgraded to win8 and downgraded back to win7 using windows own upgrade software.

Had problems with my computer and attempted to rebuild the bcd using a repair disc and cmd, however now the computer loads up win8 repair console and does not boot into win7.

I have backed up the bcd at c:\bcd_backup

I am typing - x:\windows\system32 > bcdedit /import c:\bcd_backup

It doesn't work?

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25 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

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25 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 64bit

I cant try that as I cant boot into windows. I tried making a bootable version of EasyBCD but I think it's not possible...
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25 May 2015   #4

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

You could try a Startup Repair.
Startup Repair

If that doesn't help work through this tutorial by gregrocker:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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25 May 2015   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Drive letters are different from the recovery environment.

To find the letter of your windows partition:

At cmd type notepad

When notepad opens, clcik file, then Save. Now you can browse and find your windows partition drive letter.

Assuming it is D, at cmd type:

bcdboot d:\windows

( Obviously replace d: with whatever you find you find as your windows partition letter.)
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25 May 2015   #6

Windows 7 64bit

Yes the drive letters were different, I have restored the previously backed up bcd. Thanks for your time! now onto the next problem, will post a new thread for that.
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