I've kinda killed EasyBCD - system will not boot

#1
Hi

As previous I am running XP, MacOSX and BT R5

Using EasyBCD along with a boot from Windoze 7 I got it to work quite well. BUT

Messing about with MacOSX I've kinda killed the windows boot:

It starts the windows boot but I get the following errors:

When I select Windows:

File: \NST\ntldr

Status: 0xc000000e


When I select Linux:

File \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr

Status: 0xc000000e

......You get the picture :smile:


I'm guessing the NST Folder is missng or the config is corrupted


I can drop into a dos box using your vista boot disc. How do i:

Repair the config or remove the windows loader to allow it to boot XP and get the system back up and running.

Where is the NST folder stored?

Thanks

Paul
 
#3
Thanks for getting back to me,

I've been using your vista system disc, it can't find
bootsect.exe either using:

x:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

where is bootsect.exe located?
 

mqudsi

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#4
You can find it in \Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\EasyBCD\bin\
 
#5
thanks for the link:

It reports that Bootcode was successfully updated on at least one volume.

del C:\boot\bcd

This was not found. Checked the boot folder and found the file (hidden system file)
I think you need to add the command attrib -h -s BCD then del BCD

worryng running bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd found 0 windows installations


rebooted the system

It now reports:

\Boot\BCD

0xc000000f
so close but so far....... Any ideas?
 

mqudsi

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#6
Good point.

Anyway, move on to "Option 3: Nuclear Holocaust"
 
#7
ok skipped to
bcdedit /createstore c:\boot\bcd.temp (worked ok)

bcdedit.exe /store c:\boot\bcd.temp /create {bootmgr} /d "Windows Boot Manager"

reports:

The specified entry identifier is not valid.
The parameter is incorrect

Addendum:

update used wrong type of brackets.... make sure you use { }

Addendum:

phew! ok entered all the instructions as per list

rebooted the unit to get:

file \windows\system32\winload.exe

status 0xc000000f

:/

Remember my system is xp....
 
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mqudsi

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#8
Your system is XP? I thought you had Windows 7 in there!
 

mqudsi

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#10
You need to use the Windows XP CD. Boot into the recovery console there and run bootcfg and bootfix

Or, use bootsect.exe /nt52 instead of /nt60 and bootgrabber.exe /bootcfg
 
#11
YES!

I am back up and running. Thanks a lot :smile:

Addendum:

For anyone in the same issue I booted using the vista boot disc.

then

c:

cd Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\EasyBCD\bin\

bootsect.exe /nt52 all /force

bootgrabber.exe /bootcfg

reboot

Addendum:

However EasyBCD won't let me add a XP boot, it reports

EasyBCD failed to detect a valid installation of Windows NT-2003 on all mounted drives and was unable to continue.

How do I get a valid XP boot so EasyBCD will play nice?
 
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mqudsi

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#12
Can you post the output of bootgrabber.exe /v /bootcfg from within Windows?
 
#13
BootGrabber utility.
Copyright NeoSmart Technologies 2009-2010 <http://neosmart.net/>

Located active partition on drive 0: \ArcName\multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
Drive 0, Partition 1: Valid Windows 2k/XP/2k3 (Added).
Located active partition on drive 0: \ArcName\multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)
Located active partition on drive 0: \ArcName\multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)
Failed to create file to \ArcName\multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\Boot.ini. Error code: 0xc000003a.
 

mqudsi

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#14
What the heck!

You've got some super corrupt BG output there. Let me review the code and see how this might have happened.
 
#15
Thanks for checking for me. I have however fixed it. From reading the output Part 4 is my linux partition. As I've not done much with it I deleted the partition and EasyBCD started to work fine. I just reinstalled Linux and all seems to be well again.

Thanks for your help.