EasyBCD Edit won't load using Win 7 64 bit

#1
Hi,
New to this forum and looking for help.
I am running Win 7 64 bit HP on a Asus V Maximus Gene mob with a Intel 3570k chip.
I am using two SSD's: One with Win 7 the other with 8.1 (new update). This is not a true dual boot system. I have been using EasyBCD 2.2 to configure the boot order in the Windows Boot Manager. My Win 8.1 works fine along with the EasyBCD installed there.

I recently had to do a "upgrade" (Win 7 was messed up) re-install of Win 7 using my MS Win 7 install disk. With this "upgrade" all apps and programs are saved and re-installed in the "upgraded" new Win 7.

My problem is that when I click on the EasyBCD 2.2 icon in Win 7 nothing happens. I have uninstalled the app and downloaded the app and re-installed two or 3 time. The boot sequence is working as the Windows Boot Manager screen show both Win 7 and Win 8.1. I have the default boot set to Win 7. In the Asus Bios I have set the SSD with Win 8.1 as the first/default to load (read this in a Windows Asus forum that this was the correct order) this is when the Windows Boot Manager presents the choice of what operating system (SSD) to boot to and I have Win 7 as the default boot.

Before ""upgrading" my Win 7 I had no problems with EasyBCD 2.2.

All suggestions are appreciated.
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#2
Please run the task manager, make sure "all accounts" is checked, and see if in the detailed processes tab you see any of {EasyBCD, bcdedit.exe, bootgrabber.exe} after trying to launch EasyBCD.
 
#3
Please run the task manager, make sure "all accounts" is checked, and see if in the detailed processes tab you see any of {EasyBCD, bcdedit.exe, bootgrabber.exe} after trying to launch EasyBCD.
Hi,
Thanks for the response. I ran Task Manager and there was no evidence under any of the tabs that referred to EasyBCD, bcdedit,exe or bootgrabber.exe.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
What about the Windows event viewer, any log entries pertaining to EasyBCD after it fails to run?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#7
Interesting. I'll open a bug for that, see if I can pin down the root cause. Glad your PC is working again.