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Cannot boot windows 7. Exhausted self repair attempts


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I did this and the first time everything said it completed successfully except the attrib bcd command which did nothing. Same result after restart. Tried the whole process again and this time when I get to the attrib bcd command, it says bcd not found
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Execute following command:

bcdboot C:\Windows /s C:

I need you to replace C:\Windows folder path if Windows folder is not located on C: partition.

 When computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) environment the drive letter assign to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a separate system partition when it's installed from scratch. The system partition contains boot files WinRE assigns the system partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be assign any other drive letter usually D: drive letter is assign to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | find "osdevice" command can be use to find out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.


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On the previous step when I ran the command from the prompt in winRe it started in path X:\sources.

So youre saying use the "i find" command to find out which partition windows is on. Then run your command with that drive instead of c.
So let's say it tells me windows is in drive D: Do i then run the command bcdboot D:\Windows /s D: ?
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You are correct but only change the command to bcdboot D:\Windows /s C:


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That one says " boot files successfully created". Exit and restart goes back to Bootmgr is missing. Did not try to boot from windows cd yet
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Let try following command:

bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

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Ran command. Says "successfully updated NTFS file system boot code.
Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes".
I have left it at this screen pending your next instructions
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Restart your computer and see issue resolved.


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darn, restarting yields same boot mgr missing message. :(
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You have no more choice left except for you to backup your personal files and reinstall Windows OS.


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Can I use the mini xp program to move them on to an external hard drive?
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Yes you can use Mini Windows XP to backup your personal files.


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Ok I should be all set then. Thank you for all of your help FreeBooter. You guys do great things here 👍
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You are very welcome!


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