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Windows 7: BCD problem

03 Aug 2009   #21
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I would try startup repair rather than restore.

BTW when you ran the bootsect command - did it say it was successful?

Let us know how it goes.


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03 Aug 2009   #22
Snufffed

 

Ran REPAIR on windows 7 Ultimate
repair added back win7 recovery {7800cce8-7c49-11de-bc70-801ac4a4f209}
rebooted, error \window\system32\winload.exe

rebooted and ran win7 recovery
came back error \window\system32\winload.exe

plugged in Disk1 and it boots.
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03 Aug 2009   #23
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Don't want to interject and look stupid here, but from what I gather,

his 'Boot Manager' is on Volume 3, the third disk, labeled "Disk 2"...
Unplugging this ain't gonna help nuthin', I would think...
Here is where Win7 should start, if configured properly in the BIOS...
Is the BIOS set to 'boot from that HDD'?

Boot manager -should- use '{current}', which is on his drive C, and -should- be good, after going thru iterations of DVD repair...

I can't see disconnecting the other (middle) disk, because then:
the 'Boot Manager' on Volume 3, the third disk, would -no longer- be the THIRD disk, it would then be the 'second' disk.

Two last interruptions:
Is there, in fact, a 'hidden-file' on the root of the (currently) THIRD disk,
named "bootmgr", 374 KB (383,548 bytes) ?

Where did the "Ramdisk" come from and why is it there?

Enough of my nonsense.
Good luck.
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03 Aug 2009   #24
Snufffed

 

Not sure on your questions either. Nos something I have failed to do is:
2. Open an elevated cmd prompt and type :

bcdedit /export C:\Boot\bcd {enter}

3. Restart the pc. Boot 7 dvd to system recovery options command prompt, type:

Dvdriveletter:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All /force /mbr {enter}
----------------------------------------------------------
I'm going to try this.
BE right back.
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03 Aug 2009   #25
Snufffed

 

OH my GOD what now!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
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C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /export C:\Boot\bcd
The operation completed successfully.
C:\Windows\system32>K:\boot\bootsect.exe /NT60 All /Force /mbr
Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.
C: (\\?\Volume{bc4911f4-7d54-11de-a898-806e6f6e6963})
Updated NTFS filesystem bootcode. The update may be unreliabl
volume could not be dismounted during the update:
Access is denied.
E: (\\?\Volume{92361f88-7d80-11de-9cc6-806e6f6e6963})
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
F: (\\?\Volume{92361f89-7d80-11de-9cc6-806e6f6e6963})
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
G: (\\?\Volume{bc4911f5-7d54-11de-a898-806e6f6e6963})
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
H: (\\?\Volume{bc4911f6-7d54-11de-a898-806e6f6e6963})
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
I: (\\?\Volume{bc4911f1-7d54-11de-a898-806e6f6e6963})
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
J: (\\?\Volume{bc4911f2-7d54-11de-a898-806e6f6e6963})
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
M: (\\?\Volume{a7441bf5-8068-11de-a706-00138ff0713b})
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
P: (\\?\Volume{bc49120a-7d54-11de-a898-806e6f6e6963})
Could not open the volume root directory:
The parameter is incorrect.
\Device\HarddiskVolume3
Forced dismount complete, open handles to this volume are now
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
\??\PhysicalDrive0
Successfully updated disk bootcode.
\??\PhysicalDrive1
Successfully updated disk bootcode.
\??\PhysicalDrive2
Successfully updated disk bootcode.
\??\PhysicalDrive3
Could not prepare disk(s) for update:
The device is not ready.
Bootcode was successfully updated on at least one volume.
C:\Windows\system32>
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03 Aug 2009   #26
Snufffed

 

P: (\\?\Volume{bc49120a-7d54-11de-a898-806e6f6e6963})That is my Printer
Could not open the volume root directory:
The parameter is incorrect.
\Device\HarddiskVolume3-has not volume name-no letter assigned and I can not name. I'd like to delete this partition.
Forced dismount complete, open handles to this volume are now
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
\??\PhysicalDrive0
Successfully updated disk bootcode.
\??\PhysicalDrive1
Successfully updated disk bootcode.
\??\PhysicalDrive2
Successfully updated disk bootcode.
\??\PhysicalDrive3
Could not prepare disk(s) for update:
The device is not ready.

again this is my MFC which I think I should remove..
Bootcode was successfully updated on at least one volume.
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04 Aug 2009   #27
Frostbite

 

What's the current state of your system after your last two posts Snuffy?
I would
  1. Unplug all hard drives bar Disk 0 (the one with Windows 7 on it)
  2. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD, on the language screen press Shift + F10 to get the command prompt.
  3. Type diskpart then list volume then exit
  4. Change to the drive labelled Volume-1 from above output example c: may not be c:
  5. Type bootrec /FixMbr
  6. Type bootrec /FixBoot
  7. Type bootrec /RebuildBcd
  8. Reboot with just Disk 0 connected and see it if boots to Windows.
Hopefully that sorts it.
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04 Aug 2009   #28
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
What's the current state of your system after your last two posts Snuffy?

I would
  1. Unplug all hard drives bar Disk 0 (the one with Windows 7 on it)
  2. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD, on the language screen press Shift + F10 to get the command prompt.
  3. Type diskpart then list volume then exit
  4. Change to the drive labelled Volume-1 from above output example c: may not be c:
  5. Type bootrec /FixMbr
  6. Type bootrec /FixBoot
  7. Type bootrec /RebuildBcd
  8. Reboot with just Disk 0 connected and see it if boots to Windows.
Hopefully that sorts it.
Still have about the same problem.. as before. some things have changed for sure. I how have a D:[cd-rom] no really there. but shows.
something added the N: back which is system drive, i was able to shrink it to 5.73GB. so that gives me so room.
will to thru the above mentioned. Somewhere I also found a lot of XP Files. woopie, yes at one time it had XP-(whistler) then Vista now Windows7. ea time every thing was FORMATTED, the BOOT DRIVES anyway. so I could initially start with CLEAN HDD. So apparently that is BOGUS. Anyway.. will do above suggestion. and see what happens.
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04 Aug 2009   #29
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
What's the current state of your system after your last two posts Snuffy?
I would
  1. Unplug all hard drives bar Disk 0 (the one with Windows 7 on it)
  2. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD, on the language screen press Shift + F10 to get the command prompt.
  3. Type diskpart then list volume then exit
  4. Change to the drive labelled Volume-1 from above output example c: may not be c:
  5. Type bootrec /FixMbr
  6. Type bootrec /FixBoot
  7. Type bootrec /RebuildBcd
  8. Reboot with just Disk 0 connected and see it if boots to Windows.
Hopefully that sorts it.
I believe that the: 5, 6, and 7 commands won't work, while at the C:\ cmd prompt.
The executable 'bootrec.exe' is on the DVD, not on the HDD...
FWIW
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04 Aug 2009   #30
Snufffed

 

1. Removed #2and #3 HDD.
2. booted- error:\Windows\System32\Winload.exe
missing or corrupted.
3. insert DVD and booted to DVD
4. Disk Volume - List (suprise to me)
a. Vol 0 DVD with win7
b. Vol 1 DVD empty
c. Vol 1 H:
d. Vol 2 E:
e. Vol 3 F:
f. Vol 4 Volume = N: which was not plugged in.
g. Vol 5 D:\85 GB (where did this come from).
h. Vol 6 I:=Printer on USB

/fixMBR - sucessful
/FixBoot - Sucessful
/RebuildBCD scanned for windows installation: 0
sucessful.
It will not boot unless #2 SATA HDD is plugged in.
that is where N: is an all the boot stuff.
I think I need to move all F: and H: and E: files to HDD 2 then fomat the whole thing. entire HDD. but question is after 1. clean install - boot to Acronis Disk with other HDDs installed. that is where my Backups are Keep. or only plug in the HDD with the backups and search to full reinstall.

And many thanks-as you all can see 67 and way over my head with all this new stuff.
open for more suggestions.
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