Details about (Boot Configuration Data) BCD in Windows® 7
Why is Boot Configuration Data important in Windows 7?
Windows 7 from Microsoft is the latest in the Windows range of operating systems and is truly outstanding in all aspects. Windows 7, unlike its previous versions has a rich graphical interface and has advanced options for supporting the latest in technology multimedia and networking functions. Boot Configuration Data or BCD is a system code file that contains important information regarding the startup of the system. This configuration file is used by the BIOS of the system to load the installed operating system and its required services. Since the system BIOS utilizes BCD to load Windows 7, any issues with it will directly affect the system startup and operation. Windows 7 allows users to configure the processes and functions that are initialized during the system startup and the users can do so by either using Windows Defender startup programs or by using Windows Boot Manager.
Below are some points that will help you to repair BCD in your system:
- Use automatic repair
- Command prompt
Use automatic repair
Windows 7 users experiencing issues with the BCD corruption can try to fix the issues by using the automatic repair options in disk start menu. Users can access the repair menu by starting the system after inserting the recovery or installation disc. When you boot up with an installation disc and enter the Windows 7 disk menu you will see a ‘repair your computer’ option. When the 'repair you computer option' is selected, a new window will open up showing you a list of options. Windows 7 will automatically repair the issues with BCD if possible when you select the startup repair option.
If automatic startup repair is not able to fix your issue, try using the command prompt in the same recovery console window. After opening command prompt, access 'bootrec.exe' tool for repairing a corrupt boot record of Windows 7. Type the command code ‘/FixMbr’ in command prompt after accessing the bootrec menu. This will fix the corruption in BCD and will allow users start Windows 7 normally.
If the recovery console of Windows 7 is not able to fix your BCD corruption issues then you should probably try to repair it using some suitable third party applications. If the applications are also not able to fix your issues then it is recommended that you reinstall or repair Windows 7 using the original installation or recovery disc as it will create new boot records and sectors that will effectively solve all the issues with BCD in Windows 7.
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