Saturday, November 16, 2019

Windows won't boot after a HD issue or upgrade to SSD?

This, always this!

Why can't windows just do this automatically?

Following commands will re/create BCD on system drive which is mapped to drive N: (change drive letter to reflect your mappings)

  bootsect /nt60 N: /force /mbr - rewrite Windows 7/8/10 boot records to system partition and MBR.
  attrib -s -h N:\boot\bcd - remove system and hidden attributes of BCD file so it can be deleted. See Note below.
  del N:\boot\bcd - delete BCD. See Note below.
  bcdboot c:\windows /s N: - re/create BCD assuming your latest Windows version is installed on drive c: