I recently installed Windows Security Essentials on my Asus Windows 7 64b laptop. It found a virus, but needed me to run an Windows Defender Offline to remove it. I did this, but the computer would not boot afterword. System Restore did not work.
I purchased a 64b recovery iso from SystemDiscs [dot] com, and used EasyBCD to turn my flash drive into a recovery disk.
I then began following this walkthrough: http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBC...r+from+the+DVD
Option one (Automated Recovery) did not work.
I'm currently stuck in option two.
When it asks me to type "
attrib -h -s C:\boot\BCD," it returns the error "Could Not Find C:\boot\BCD"
I suspect I am designating the wrong boot drive, but I'm not sure how to find the correct one. C:, D:, and E:, return different errors, but were all "Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode" in the step before this.
How do I find the boot drive?
Here are the details from the automated repair's failure, if some valiant soul wants to help me save my computer.
The "NoOsInstalled" bit is freaking me out; it had Windows 7 on it the night before... the computer didn't come with recovery disks, or the OS disk.
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature03: unknown
Problem Signature04: -1
Problem Signature05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature06: 1
Problem Signature07: NoOsInstalled
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
If I try to boot the OS normally, I see the following:
Windows Boot Manager
Windows Failed to Start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows Installation Disk and Restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "next."
3. Click "repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data."