Ways to repair BCD in Windows® 7
What is BCD? How can you repair it in Windows 7?
Boot Configuration Data in Windows 7 is a database that contains a boot time configuration data. Boot configuration data is a replacement of boot.ini file and is a firmware independent file. This file is very important in Windows 7 and if it gets corrupt the computer loses its ability to boot. You can use the file to overcome Windows 7 boot issues since the file is editable through a command-line tool called bcdedit.exe. If the corruption with a file is high you need to restore it from a backup or reinstall Windows. It no back up is available, you need to use Windows recovery solution to recover lost data. The boot configuration data stores a list of programs loaded up during start up. Boot Configuration Data has a list of boot options which consists of a list consists of Boot Configuration Data elements and objects. Missing or damaged files in boot configuration data might results in the error during boot time.
The following points might give users an idea about the issues that might occur with Boot Configuration Data in Windows 7:
- Boot Configuration Data in Windows 7
- Error in Boot Configuration Data
- Rebuild the Boot Configuration Data store
Boot Configuration Data in Windows 7
In a system with Windows 7 and Windows XP, BCD helps to change the boot settings. It helps users to edit the operating system name in boot menu and add or remove an operating system entry and more. By resetting Boot Configuration Data storage the Easy BCD utility helps to find Windows 7 boot problems.
Error in Boot Configuration Data
Boot Configuration Data might face errors if Windows Boot Manager entry is not present in Boot Configuration Data store. The 'Startup Repair' option might be used to repair Windows 7 Boot Configuration Data. You need to start the system after putting Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive. You need to press a key when you are prompted and then you need to select language, currency, keyboard and then click on 'Next'. You need to click on the operating system that you want to repair and then click 'Next'. Select Startup Repair in the 'System Recovery Options' dialog box. Then restart your system.
To rebuild Boot Configuration Data store you need to put the Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive and then turn on the system. Then select a key when you are prompted to do so and then select language, time and keyboard. Then you need to click on the edition of the operating system you want to repair and then type 'Bootrec /RebuildBcd' on the command prompt option and then press Enter. Then you might see an installation path if the tool is successful. Then add Boot Configuration Data store to the directory by typing 'Yes'. If the tool is not successful you need to type certain commands to remove and recreate Boot Configuration Data stores.
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