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Windows 7: Boot options

10 Feb 2010   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0s0 View Post
Hey!
I really feel bad about this one.
Looks like I'm attracting all sorts of wired errors/behaviours.
I wanted to change some bootoptions in windows7 professional.
So fireing up msconfig didn't do any good,not able to do anything regarding the boottab.
bcdedit and a manual search for boot.ini turned out negative.
So my question is:
Where is windows7 storing the bootparameters now and how can i change them?
sincerly

s0s0
Hello s0s0,

I'm not sure what you are wanting to change, but maybe this can help for now.Hope this helps,
Shawn


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10 Feb 2010   #12
s0s0

Windows 7
 
 

Hey!
First of all great thanks for the support.
The dualboot tutorial is known to me.
At least the content.
Got to know Supergrub which is pretty cool, that way I don't have to wait for the installerdisk to do it's job when recovering grubentries.

I don't want to actually change anything to my system I just want to change some bootparameters, interesting list though.


Now:
I did a little bit of research myself.
Thanks to EasyBCD and the fact that it wanted to overwrite my entire MBR and setting up a bootstore(location of the BCD-File) all at once made me look a little bit closer at bcdedit.
And I found an interesting option.
This option beeing bcdedit /create tmpbcd.
This option creates a bootstore.
So I was all set.
Went good so far.
They even supplied a template for the bcdfile.
Now I wanted to import this but everyoperation i use says that they can't find the main bootstore, and setting the bootstore to another file seems impossible so far.
BTW:
Could that be due to the fact that non of my partitions is marked as active?(Yes I felt the same way when I saw my diskmanagement).

So bcdedit is all confused printing

The volum does not contain a recognized file system.
Please make sure that all required file system dirvers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.

Filesystemcheck came back negative, I have no INTEL-drivers installed everything purely MS-Drivers.
Which brings me to the following questions:

1.Is a hdd able to hold more than 1 active partition?(giving the circumstances that the filesystems are incompatible for the different OS's)
2.If no partition recognized by windows is beeing active how did windows boot?
3.For my CONFIRMATION:changing C:\'s status to active would NOT wreck my system by not beeing bootable next time i throw the switch right?
4.Is Windows7 an EFI or a BIOS system?
I tend to EFI but I'm not sure, and following this steps Modify the BCD Store Template
they are different for EFI and BIOS and I only got one shot.
If no one knows how can I determin which one I got, for my grub got both entries don't know which one is the used one haven't had time to figgure that one out myself.

sincerly

s0s0
//edit
Just so you now what I want to do:
I want to enable the /debug option while booting.
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10 Feb 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

You can mark any primary partition as active in Disk Management, but should on be done so on one containing an OS.
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10 Feb 2010   #14
s0s0

Windows 7
 
 

Unfortunatly didn't change a reboot the situation after marking C:\ as active.
Meaning I still got no bcd-file.
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10 Feb 2010   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

s0s0,

You might see if this can restore it for you.

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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10 Feb 2010   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Do you have "Hide protected operating system files" disabled in Folder Options>View? If not the Boot folder won't appear. If you do, you should find the BCD file in C:\Boot. I'm not sure how much good it will do, because it is not readable with an ordinary text viewer, but it would confirm it's existence.
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10 Feb 2010   #17
s0s0

Windows 7
 
 

That was the first thing I did.
I even unchecked hide protected operating system files.
It isn't there.

But speaking of it:
The 100Mb volume I was talking about earlier,isn't empty.
It's just that I can't view the content.
Approx. 24Mb are taken.
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10 Feb 2010   #18
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0s0 View Post
That was the first thing I did.
I even unchecked hide protected operating system files.
It isn't there.

But speaking of it:
The 100Mb volume I was talking about earlier,isn't empty.
It's just that I can't view the content.
Approx. 24Mb are taken.
s0s0;

You will need to go to Disk Management in Windows 7 and assign the 100MB partition a drive letter like S:

Then you can view the bootmgr files in the partition. BTW, it needs to be the "Active" partiton if the boot files are there.

Cheers!
Robert
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10 Feb 2010   #19
s0s0

Windows 7
 
 

^^
I should've been more specifiy.
I can't view the content in the Explorer,AFTER assigning it a letter.

I thought about marking this partition as active as well but decided not to since I don't know is taking up the place.
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10 Feb 2010   #20
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Quote:
I want to enable the /debug option while booting.
don't know for sure but may help. surprised no system shows in msconfig


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