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How to get back Windows 8.1 entry in Windows Boot Loader?

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Professional Update 1 x64, Arch Linux

    How to get back Windows 8.1 entry in Windows Boot Loader?


    Hello there,

    I wanted to remove the Ubuntu 13.10 entry from Windows Boot Loader with EasyBCD, which I did and saved my configuration. But what happened instead is the Ubuntu 13.10 entry remained while the Windows 8.1's entry got deleted and Ubuntu 13.10 is set as default. Also as I deleted Ubuntu 13.10 from the list, it cannot even boot to Ubuntu 13.10, it shows "\NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr" missing when I boot the computer.

    I tried repairing from Windows 8.1 installation USB. However it does not detect the Windows installation, only shows "Ubuntu 13.10" as the available option to select (as it is the only one left in Windows Boot Loader list). Therefore I cannot select Windows 8.1 to repair or restore from the installation USB. I went to the command line in installation USB and created a new boot entry with /create {current} /d "Windows 8.1" /application loader. It said that it created a new entry, but it didn't. When I reboot, it only shows Ubuntu 13.10 as an option to boot into, and which if I select shows "\NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr".
    However, I can access my windows C drive from arch linux which I installed later. Arch Linux even detects a "Windows 8 loader" in /dev/sda1. When I select that from GRUB menu, it goes to Windows Boot Loader with only one option as Ubuntu 13.10.

    How do I add Windows 8.1 option back to Windows Boot Loader so that I can boot to it?
    Any help appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Boot the Windows 8.1 DVD/USB disk or Repair USB disk.
    System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
    Open> command prompt.

    Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Professional Update 1 x64, Arch Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Boot the Windows 8.1 DVD/USB disk or Repair USB disk.
    System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
    Open> command prompt.

    Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
    Use Bootrec.exe in the Windows RE to troubleshoot startup issues
    Thanks a ton!
    Just did

    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

    and it fixed everything. Was trying to figure out since 2 days
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Well done, you are welcome.
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