Nuclear option fails on import with "Store operation has failed"

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Nuclear option fails on import with "Store operation has failed"

Hi all,
In following option 3 on http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recovering+the+Windows+Bootloader+from+the+DVD

I'm getting an error on the bcdedit /import c:\boot\bcd.temp that says:
"The store import operation has failed. The requested system device cannot be found."

I tried the less extreme options first, but automated repair fails and I'm able to see the windows partition and bootrec /scanos and /fixboot both find it, but /fixboot fails with "element not found."


This is somewhat frustrating, as the partitions are there, the data is there, but windows can't seem to fix it so it can boot off the partition.

Any thoughts?

Addendum

Resolved... Apparently the system was confused by a USB storage drive that was also connected. Disconnecting that drive made bootrec /fixboot work...

It's always the simplest things that take hours to fix... >_<
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
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Thanks for sharing that info. It might help in the future, I did not about this work around.