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Another way to fix BCD error after imaging 

Aug 24, 2010 05:02 PM

Here is another way to fix bcd errors.

1. boot to winpe (the architecture matters so boot to winpe x64 if you have windows 7 x64)
2. type bcdedit.  Look at the bcd entries if you see a value = unknown then u know the issue is bcd
3. type bcdedit /delete {default} /f
4. find out where the boot files are. if you installed windows 7 from a DVD then more than likely drive c: (in winpe) is the hidden boot partition
5. type bcdboot or browse to d:\windows\system32\bcdboot.exe and execute the following command:
bcdboot d:\windows /s c:

Let me explain this. d:\windows is where the OS files are, /s species the target for the boot files c: iswhere the boot file are located.
NOTE. this is done in WinPE and the architecture matters :) and the c: drive with boot files is available only in winpe no on the OS boot.

Hope this helps.


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