Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Windows 8 Boot Issues? Try Fixing the Master Boot Record (MBR) or Boot Configuration Data (BCD)


If you are facing problem while booting your PC then try to fix MBR (Master Boot Record) or Boot Configuration Data (BCD). This tutorial contains the solution.

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For this, you need a bootable disk or pen drive. Although it’s not required yet, it is recommended to disconnect other storage devices from your PC except the SSD/HDD that you are troubleshooting.

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On booting into the Windows 8 setup, choose “Repair your computer” available in the bottom part of the window. After that, go to “Troubleshoot” and “Advanced options.”

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Now, the first thing you should try is “Automatic Repair.”

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If this solves the problem then you are all done. But, if you are still trapped then go back to “Advanced Options” and select “Command Prompt.” Enter the following commands into the prompt:
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /scanos
bootrec /rebuildbcd

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When you have received the success confirmation, close the CMD window and restart your PC. Now, if you are able to boot into Windows then excellent. Otherwise, follow the above steps until you have reached the “Command Prompt.”
Enter “bcdedit” command. You will get a list of items under Windows Boot Manager and Windows Boot Loader. Look for the following items:
• Under Windows Boot Manager, the Device item should be set to unknown.
• Under Windows Boot Loader, the Device and os device items should be set to unknown.
Run the following three commands to correct the settings:
bcdedit /set {default} device partition=c:
bcdedit /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device partition=c:

Last thing which you can try is to browse to the folder X:SourcesRecovery and then enter “StartRep.exe” which executes another automated startup repair utility.
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