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How to Restore Windows 8.1 Bootloader

  1. #1


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    How to Restore Windows 8.1 Bootloader


    Hi,

    I have recently Dual Booted my Computer with Win 7, XP and Windows 8.1.

    I now cannot boot into Windows 8.1

    I installed Easy BCD and was able to make a bootloader but i can
    only boot into Win 7 and XP

    Please can you help

    Thank YOu

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  2. #2


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Try using Easy BCD in Windows 8.1.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 76
    windows 8 Release Preview


    No i cannot boot into windows 8.1
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  4. #4


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    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:
    Use Bootrec.exe in the Windows RE to troubleshoot startup issues
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  5. #5


    Posts : 76
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    Thank You so much for your help theog
    I burned an 8.1 ISO onto a Dvd like you said to do and used its system tools
    to restore the booting problems i had
    Thank You
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  6. #6


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Well done, you are welcome.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 68
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    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
    I'm having problems with my Win 8.1 64bit since yesterday and I have been reading and trying everything I know about rebooting.
    I also burnd a DVD with 8.1, but somehow LG cd/dvd drive is not reading it. So, I will go shopping for some new DVD tomorrow.


    Refresh your PC (Troubleshoot) = nothing happens when I do this.
    Reset your PC (Troubleshoot)= is not able to reset my pc.
    System Restore (Advanced options) = I don't have a restore set point or not actived.
    System Image Recovery (Advanced options) = I don't have a System Image.
    Automatic Repair (Advanced options) = It was not able to repair automatic.
    Command Prompt (Advanced options) = I CAN come to the command prompts, BUT I DON'T KNOW which command to USE.

    I will wait here for some answer!!!

    Thanks Roomies
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  8. #8


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ered
    System Image Recovery (Advanced options) = I don't have a System Image.
    Why NOT?

    As the MSI / P67A-C43 has a UEFI/BIOS firmware, boot the DVD/USB in UEFI mode.

    Click image for larger version
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  9. #9


    Posts : 68
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    Hi Theog

    I don't have those options on my MSI bios. I just tried.

    it reads :: UEFI boot drive BBS priorities, 1st Boot [Built-in EFI Sheell]

    and nothing more.
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  10. #10


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Check all cables, you should have a HDD & DVD showing.
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