Recent content by Terry60

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    Error Opening BCD Registry only after converting MBR disk to GPT

    If you can't run EasyBCD without assigned disk letters, that implies it's looking for the BCD on one of those drives. When you're up and running, which drive is flagged "system" in Disk Management. Disk Management flags have the following meanings "boot" = "this is the system you're...
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    Error Opening BCD Registry only after converting MBR disk to GPT

    Do you mean bootmgr ? EasyBCD takes no part in the actual booting of your PC - or are you saying you can't run EasyBCD without assigned disk letters ?
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    Facing reboot and select proper device issue

    The boot process 1.After pressing the power button, the PC’s firmware initiates a Power-On Self Test (POST) and loads firmware settings. This pre-boot process ends when a valid system disk is detected. 2.Firmware reads the master boot record (MBR), and then starts Bootmgr.exe. Bootmgr.exe...
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    CountDown Timer Always on 5 Seconds

    I dual-boot W10/7 and the timer is set to 2 seconds and never varies. EasyBCD is not active during boot, only MS bootmgr. Anything you do with EasyBCD to change a BCD setting (like timeout) will take effect at the next boot and be permanent unless you or something else changes it again. Having...
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    windows 10 and linux

    Depends whether your PC is UEFI or not. EasyBCD and UEFI
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    Can I use BIOS_RVY partition as System?

    If you booted it and it was not C, then it was not a clone. Check the documentation of the partition management software you used to create the copy. There are normally many commands for making copies of a partition and some of them will modify the copy so that it is no longer a clone. It sounds...
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    In Dualboot Win10 C: and D: visible

    Or more simply, just remove the drive letter for the "other" system in Disk Management on the running OS, and vice versa when the other is booted. Drives without letters are ignored (and hence inaccessible) in Explorer.
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    Can I use BIOS_RVY partition as System?

    Sorry, stepping into this late-on, I saw the early EFI reference and have been assuming this to be a UEFI PC hence a lot of my previous comments which are irrelevant now that I can see that this is a legacy BIOS/MBR PC.. Looking back I see also that C is clearly marked as "system" (Disk...
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    Can I use BIOS_RVY partition as System?

    EasyBCD takes no part in the boot process. It adds, deletes ar alters entries in the BCD, and those changes will affect every subsequent boot, but it's MS bootmgr which is doing the booting every time. What does "view settings" say is the boot device/path ?
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    Useless entries in boot options

    Have you rebooted since you ignored my warning in post #3 ? You might have made your system unbootable by removing some of that stuff.
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    Can I use BIOS_RVY partition as System?

    From your earlier post #11, the presence of bootmgr etc seems to indicate that the partition in question is already "system". In UEFI, the active and system flags are no longer seen though "boot" still indicates which system is actually running. You should see in Disk Management (though not...
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    Useless entries in boot options

    Or not use a UEFI PC.
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    Windows 7 no boot. Only one HDD

    You can only use EasyBCD on a running OS. It's a Windows .NET application . If your PC can't boot, it won't help you. Use your W10 Installation disc (or a W10 repair disc if you made one ( Control Panel > Backup & Restore > Create a system repair disc)) Boot it, select "Repair your Computer"...
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    Useless entries in boot options

    Don't delete anything. UEFI systems have lots of apparent (but necessary) junk entries. You will only see them in EasyBCD view settings (detailed) mode. The normal mode doesn't display them.
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    Black screen on laptop~ how to CD boot?

    Can you hear any beeps ? If so, look on HP support website or Bing " HP beep codes" to find out what the number and pattern of beeps indicate. That's the only way it has to communicate if it can't get as far as the screen driver.