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Can't boot into Windows 8.1 on reboot after boot defrag

  1. #11


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    i can but where is the actually file output for u i can view it in cmd prompt

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  2. #12


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    Here you go
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  3. #13


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    You might want to describe your configuration like how many partitions are on the drive and what type are they. It appears you have made multiple installs or multiple attempts at installs and added many extra entries in the BCD store. The fact you have the extra entries may not hurt since the basic settings seem to be OK but confusion could be involved.

    I will of course assume this is a legacy install, and possibly done over Windows 7?

    Except, do you know why the Boot Manager might be in partition E: and if so what is that partition?

    When you boot, look at the Boot Device Menu and let us know what options you show for boot?
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  4. #14


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    See if this will help u
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  5. #15


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    On the second line (device partition=E; Shouldn't it say partition=C?
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    On the second line (device partition=E; Shouldn't it say partition=C?
    E is the recovery drive and is hidden
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  7. #17


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    I don't see the E: partition. I do see an active partition that could be used for booting, but it is not designated as System. How exactly did you boot to get the disk management picture and do you have another device that actually contains the boot files? Will it boot without a DVD present?

    If the 7 GB Recovery Partition is your boot partition, the bcd should designate it as partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1 but these entries are modified by the system in some cases. If it is booting to the DVD, it might change back.

    Did you intentionally change the active status to the OEM recovery partition and then delete the original System reserved partition?

    when it restarts I get the error your computer must be restarted ignore windows recovery screen after restart hit any key to restart immediately restarting in blah blah with countdown timer
    Do you know what is giving this message, the utility or Windows 8? Have you tried setting the boot menu policy to Legacy instead of Standard?
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    I don't see the E: partition. I do see an active partition that could be used for booting, but it is not designated as System. How exactly did you boot to get the disk management picture and do you have another device that actually contains the boot files? Will it boot without a DVD present?

    If the 7 GB Recovery Partition is your boot partition, the bcd should designate it as partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1 but these entries are modified by the system in some cases. If it is booting to the DVD, it might change back.

    Did you intentionally change the active status to the OEM recovery partition and then delete the original System reserved partition?

    when it restarts I get the error your computer must be restarted ignore windows recovery screen after restart hit any key to restart immediately restarting in blah blah with countdown timer
    Do you know what is giving this message, the utility or Windows 8? Have you tried setting the boot menu policy to Legacy instead of Standard?
    I don't believe the 7gb should be the boot partition at all its a recovery drive

    I could have accidentally changed the active status i did many diff bcd commands including the fixmbr and other commands

    i think what is giving me the error message is the utility......i have not played with the boot menu policy....can u dumb it down a little i think i know what u mean in this whole thing but dont wanna **** up anything else lol
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerNemo View Post
    I don't believe the 7gb should be the boot partition at all its a recovery drive
    No, it should not be the boot partition, but it is the only active partition I see, therefore for a Legacy install, it must be the System Partition. It should be the partition that was in the unallocated space, but it appears you have deleted it...I wonder why....

    Quote Originally Posted by PokerNemo View Post
    I could have accidentally changed the active status i did many diff bcd commands including the fixmbr and other commands
    It is very hard to get Windows to make a partition active, but it might have if the conditions were right, such as no other active partition.

    Quote Originally Posted by PokerNemo View Post
    i think what is giving me the error message is the utility......i have not played with the boot menu policy....can u dumb it down a little i think i know what u mean in this whole thing but dont wanna **** up anything else lol
    I would suggest you stop using the utility, it seems to be causing you problems. If you do a Repair as Theog suggested earlier, it will set up the Recovery partition as your boot partition. If you do not want that, format the small unallocated partition, and set it to active, then do a Repair.

    You did not answer the question if it would boot without the media in the DVD drive.

    I don't suppose you would want to re-install and clean everything up.
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PokerNemo View Post
    I don't believe the 7gb should be the boot partition at all its a recovery drive
    No, it should not be the boot partition, but it is the only active partition I see, therefore for a Legacy install, it must be the System Partition. It should be the partition that was in the unallocated space, but it appears you have deleted it...I wonder why....

    Quote Originally Posted by PokerNemo View Post
    I could have accidentally changed the active status i did many diff bcd commands including the fixmbr and other commands
    It is very hard to get Windows to make a partition active, but it might have if the conditions were right, such as no other active partition.

    Quote Originally Posted by PokerNemo View Post
    i think what is giving me the error message is the utility......i have not played with the boot menu policy....can u dumb it down a little i think i know what u mean in this whole thing but dont wanna **** up anything else lol
    I would suggest you stop using the utility, it seems to be causing you problems. If you do a Repair as Theog suggested earlier, it will set up the Recovery partition as your boot partition. If you do not want that, format the small unallocated partition, and set it to active, then do a Repair.

    You did not answer the question if it would boot without the media in the DVD drive.

    I don't suppose you would want to re-install and clean everything up.

    I dunno how I did that but i know for a fact it is the recovery partition to install back to the way my laptop was shipped with windows 7 and tons of sony nonsense software

    very odd about the active partition

    yes before i just wont run a boot defrag the utility despite this issue never has had an issue

    i did a repair many times both the boot repair and trying to do a system repair both fail when running the system repair in adv boot options i get the error the user posted about with the wrong media inserted issue blah blah blah

    let me try without the media in the drive and see if it will boot normally

    def dont wanna reinstall let me test and get back to u in a lil
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