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Questions tagged [bcd]

BCD means Boot Configuration Data on Windows Vista and higher. Its data stores boot configuration values and controls how Windows is started.

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Ran bcdedit and deleted chrome history and bookmarks

Originally, my issue was that GRUB boot menu was not showing when I boot up my computer. It would simply go into windows boot manager. I could only load up the GRUB boot menu by pressing F11 and ...
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Windows 7: boot to Windows recovery environment without the original install CD?

I installed a new disk to my system that dual boots windows 10 and CentOS, I wanted to add the original disk that boots windows 7 to grub, Grub detected an error, I unplug the other disk and attempt ...
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BCDedit /store BCD /set {default} System cannot find file specified

A friend of mine recently had one of his bootloader files corrupted on his Windows 10 machine. We've tried several times to rebuild the BCD on the EFI partition using bootrec and bcdboot, but neither ...
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I messed up my bcdedit and now I can't boot into Windows 10

I created a partition to install Ubuntu onto, and the installation was successful. However, when I restarted, my computer went into Windows 10 immediately. I tried messing around with the bcdedit ...
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Missing UEFI Boot option entry

Configuration HP Omen 15 1 original HDD 1Tb with windows 10 1 M2 SSD 500Gb with Windows 10 Pro (I initially cloned HDD to SSD) See diskpart disk/vol - my main system is in Volume 4 (drive E:) on ...
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I messed with easyBCD an can't find an answer elsewhere

I am on a Dell Inspiron 5567. I first installed ubuntu to try to use linux but then I wanted to delete it and install debian instead. But the usb boot never worked for debian (I don't know if I did ...
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Windows 8 won't boot, even from disk or usb

I removed some virus-protection programs from my uncles laptop(Acer Aspire V5-531), and it seems like it messed up the BCD, giving the following error on boot: boot error message Path A) The ...
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Deleted bcd and now can’t boot windows

My computer has been having problems restarting ever since I added hypervisor to my bcd so I tried to delete it but ended up deleting the entire bcd. I have tried rebuilding the bcd with bootrec /...
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Can I replace boot files with those of older version for installed/installation of windows 10?

I was running a windows 10 insider slow ring build, when a new one became available but when it restarted to update it would always freeze at the rotating dots, I switched to the fast ring but the ...
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What is the use of the device parameter of the Boot Manager entry in the BCD?

I have a system that used to have an MBR drive that got cloned to a GPT one. The Boot Manager entry in my BCD (located in the ESP) still refers to the old System Reserved partition (D:) that used to ...
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How does the Windows Boot Manager locate the BCD?

I am trying to understand the Windows boot process. I got as far as the EFI boot manager loading the Windows Boot Manager. But then it must access the BCD in order to proceed further with loading the ...
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bcd file ignored but partition is active

I cannot boot windows 10 after the latest update. The update took ages, then I got stuck at boot on a screen called "windows rollback" on which I tried to restore to a previous version without success....
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bcdedit says device/osdevice set successfully, but still shows value=unknown

This is weird and I don't understand it. The system has 2 disks - a system disk and a data disk. The data disk was DISKPART CLEANed so it's never had a bcd store on it, so I don't need to specify "/...
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Replace Windows bootmgr file [duplicate]

I had a problem with booting windows 10 because I've changed the bootmgr path using : bcdedit /set {bootmgr} newpath after rebooting it said that the boot sector is corrupted. Using Linux I can enter ...
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bcdedit.exe refuses to open system store

Looks like my BCD is somehow broken but I can't figure out what is wrong. The system boots just fine but it prevents windows from installing updates: MoSetupPlatform: Opening BCD store... ...

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