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Re: ran the windows repair on win10 and can't boot or anything
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2019, 11:17:06 AM »
http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/5GRTyzMGF6/ 

Just ran the boot repair program as you suggested.  Above is the log.  Still won't recognize windows as a boot option.

As per your question, I didn't use the updated version of the windows repair program, but it seemed to work earlier so I thought it was fine.  I just ran it to help speed up my computer.

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Re: ran the windows repair on win10 and can't boot or anything
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2019, 02:01:43 PM »
It's possible that running an earlier version of the repair program is the reason you are unable to boot up.

This had caused problems for some previously.

The Windows Repair program isn't a tune up program.

With each version of Win 10 MS change the Permissions which is why Shane needs to update the repair program to be compatible with that while remaining compatible with previous versions.

Which version of Win 10 are you on ?

That's bad news about the bcd store.

I've only come across one Google link about the MIBRL is missing and that guy ran Startup Repair which resolved it - did you run Startup Repair as I suggested earlier ?

However, there are some interesting cmds at the bottom of this article - https://www.boyans.net/RepairWindows/RepairWindowsBCD.html

If the Startup Repair doesn't resolve, can you also scroll down to the Win 8.1/10 section in this article - https://appuals.com/bootsect-exe-use/
« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 02:21:11 PM by Boggin »
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Re: ran the windows repair on win10 and can't boot or anything
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2019, 03:23:21 PM »
I am using Windows 10 Home version.  Yes I tried the Startup Repair tool a few times with no luck.  I was hoping maybe you would find something in the log file that would help.
I will try some of your other link suggestions, but it's not looking good and I'm not too sophisticated with computers unfortunately.

If only I could get "Windows" recognized as a choice in the boot menu, but it
does not show up.

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Re: ran the windows repair on win10 and can't boot or anything
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2019, 03:29:32 PM »
Those last two articles look promising for rebuilding the bcd and MBR.
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Re: ran the windows repair on win10 and can't boot or anything
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2019, 04:14:06 PM »
I am doing a reinstall now.  Pretty much exhausted other options, and it was having issues for a while where I had to repeatedly use a boot disk to repair anyways.

Thanks though for your help and efforts to come up with a repair.

Any suggestions on which of the programs you have that can  be used as good safe tools to tune up Windows in general?
There is so much crap out there, You guys at least seem honest and able to provide solutions that can be helpful if used properly that don't have malaware potential.

I will look at this as a learning process and go from there.

Thanks,
Gary

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Re: ran the windows repair on win10 and can't boot or anything
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2019, 01:16:35 AM »
I was hoping those cmds in the last two articles would have negated the need to reinstall - hope you haven't lost too much stuff.

Once you are back up, get into the habit of creating regular system images onto external media and the means to recover from it - that would have negated the need for all of this.

I always create a system image before test running each new version of the repair program.

A system image is also essential to recover from when a HDD goes down and is the only true defence against Ransomware.

When my Win 10 has a problem that a sfc /scannow cannot resolve, I'll perform a repair install which doesn't affect personal stuff or installed programs.

When you have created Win 10 install media, open Windows/File Explorer - This PC - insert the install media and double click on its drive.

This will start the process when using a DVD but will open to its files when using an USB where you would then double click on setup.exe Application.

This takes 3 - 4hrs on mine.

I don't believe in tune up programs as Windows has its tune up tools.

Win 10 runs its own maintenance program, it has its own defragger and while it has Disk Cleanup, I use the free version of CCleaner to clean out temp files etc. at the end of each session.

https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner?source=cpc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0qWmhMHo4gIVhLDtCh2AZgDnEAAYASAAEgKs1PD_BwE

In Options/Advanced uncheck the box for Only delete files in Windows Temp older than 24 hours will clean out a lot more and in the latest version, it has an Easy Clean which I find useful.
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Re: ran the windows repair on win10 and can't boot or anything
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2019, 03:03:58 PM »
Great, thanks again for the tips.  I will take your advice to heart and implement more precautions in future.  All my files were still intact on the new install and it was our older second computer, so no real loss.  Just have to reinstall some programs.  I upgraded from win8, so it always had some issues anyways.  Hopefully now it will run better.

Cheers,
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Re: ran the windows repair on win10 and can't boot or anything
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2019, 03:12:18 PM »
A clean install can certainly resolve a lot of problems :)
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