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    Rebuild BCD Fails

    I am trying to rebuild the BCD file. All of the commands are successful until the last line. My existing OS is located - C:\windows
    The next question is "Add installation to boot list"
    If I answer "y" or "A" I get the message "The requested system cannot be found"
    The existing OS is on a partitioned Hard Drive.

    All help appreciated
    Thanks, Sam

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    Sam,

    Try downloading EasyBCD it's free {scroll to bottom of page} and should fix your problems. HTH
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    I have downloaded EasyBCD 2.2.exe to a USB memory stick. The memory stick is Drive Q on my computer. I have ckecked the memory stick from the command prompt and the file is there. I am not sure what to type from the command prompt to run the program. Can you please let me know exactly what to type including any spaces. I am running WIN7. I did a DIR on the C drive and see the Boot dir but see no BCD DIR. There are some BCD files in the Boot dir, bcd backup.0001 and bcd backup.0002. Also bcd backup.0001~GCUDBM1U and bcd backup.0002~trour01B

    Thanks, Sam

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    You need to install EasyBCD to a second OS if you have dual boot and run it from there. Otherwise I think only the paid version has an option to download a bootable version to run from disc or USB key.

    What worked for me just a few months ago was to run Windows 7 start up repair from the install disc. Took 5 tries/reboots/diagnostic runs but it finally rebuilt the BCD and booted.
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    Quite some time ago I lost my MBR when I got rid of Linux. I also resorted to the installation media and chose Repair My PC. The system took over automatically and found I lacked a MBR and fixed it before checking anything else. Worked like a charm the first time.
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