Fixing Windows 8: Common BCD errors can be fixed using bootrec.exe

Written by: Yasir Saeed - Published: Sunday, June 24th, 2012 - Comments

The bootrec.exe helped a bunch of types to fix common BCD errors – works in MSFT’S latest OS, as well as Win7

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Do you know that there is a proper Boot file catalog for all versions of Windows just for the OS to reboot successfully? These include Master Boot Record and Machine Boot Config, among others. At times you might find an error message very annoying in Windows 8:

File:\Boot\BCD, Status:, Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data

This means that either the Windows Boot Manager is not present in the BCD store or the BCD file is corrupted. To do the repairs, you would require the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Installation Disc.

1. StepInsert the Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation disc and set your boot preference to boot from CD/DVD-ROM.

2. StepWindows Installation screen would pop up. Just click Next without making any changes.

Click Next for Windows MBR

3. StepNow click Repair your computer

Click Repair your Computer

4. StepClick Troubleshoot in the next Choose an option window

Click Troubleshoot to fix MBR

5. StepNow click on Advanced Options in Troubleshoot window.

Click Advanced Options

6. StepNow click on Command Prompt and type in the following text command:

Bootrec.exe

bootrec

Conclusion

This should do the fix right away. It would repair the BCD file so that your Windows 8 can start smoothly.


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Written by: Yasir Saeed
Yasir likes to dabble in SEO and enjoys writing about Windows 8, Social Media and other Tech topics. If you want to find out more about Yasir visit his blog at yasirsaeed.com

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