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Accidentally Deleted System Reserve partition

  1. #21


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    So you deleted the EFI System partition, not the System Reserved partition.

    Windows 8 can't start due to missing EFI partition

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  2. #22


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Nice thing about all this is you can be on the internet, be in a recovery enviroment, and work on your sytem HDD all at the same time..
    I am going to reboot into my normal OS and check right back in with you.. If all goes will and everything completes without error, you should have a boot UEFI System HDD..
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  3. #23


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Ok so for this

    c:\windows\system32\bcdboot C:\windows /s S: /f UEFI
    i got this
    x:\windows\system32>c:\windows\system32\bcdboot C:\windows /s S: /f UEFI
    The system cannot find the path specified.

    So instead I tried using this as I think I should
    D:\windows\system32\bcdboot D:\windows /s S: /f UEFI

    And this is what I got
    Click image for larger version
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  4. #24


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    your OS drive is currently listed as C: correct??

    C:\Windows\System32\bcdboot C:\Windows
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  5. #25


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # Note: Select the disk where you deleted the EFI System partition.
    list partition
    create partition efi size=260
    format quick fs=fat32
    list partition
    list volume Note: Note the volume letter where the Windows OS is installed.
    exit

    bcdboot X:\windows Note: Replace "X" with the volume letter of the Windows OS partition.

    BCDBoot copies the boot files from the Windows partition to the EFI System partition and creates the BCD store in the same partition.

    edit:

    For more info look here: Windows 8 can't start due to missing EFI partition
    Last edited by genet; 24 Jun 2015 at 04:35.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Ok guys I'm gonna try restarting and hoping for the best
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  7. #27


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1

    Success!!!!


    Guys its up!!!! Thank you soooo very much. I am eternally grateful to you both genet & KYHI. Props to both of you for helping me out.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I went back and looked at your Pic C drive was only 923MB D drive was the OS drive letter..

    You are very welcome..
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  9. #29


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    You are welcome.
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