What exactly happens when "Re-create/repair boot files" is run?


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Okay, hear me out. Lately, my PC no longer wants to hibernate. Trying to execute
shutdown /h
results in a

The requested system device cannot be found.(15299)

error. Trying to list the BCD entries with
 bcdedit /enum
gives me

The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The requested system device cannot be found.

When I check the BCD config in EasyBCD, all looks fine. I then used the "Re-create/repair boot files" option and hibernation works again. So far, so good. When I restore the computer from hibernation though, the same errors as above appear again until I run "Re-create/repair boot files" again. I compared EasyBCD backups from before and after the error was fixed but the information is, according to EasyBCD, identical.

While annoying, rebuilding the BCD before going into hibernation is not the worst idea but I'd rather understand why this happens. So my question is this: When I select "Re-create/repair boot files", what commands does EasyBCD actually run to re-create / repair the boot files? Because possibly something does not stick somewhere and is reset with each boot and I'd like to be able to pinpoint what.


PS: I don't know if it helps, but this is the configuration EasyBCD displays:
Windows Boot Manager
identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device                  boot
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default                 {5bf3dd7c-0315-11e9-8786-005056c00008}
resumeobject            {f5df8e6b-03b4-11e9-bb37-005056c00008}
displayorder            {5bf3dd7c-0315-11e9-8786-005056c00008}
toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout                 10
resume                  Yes

Windows Boot Loader
identifier              {5bf3dd7c-0315-11e9-8786-005056c00008}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {f5df8e6b-03b4-11e9-bb37-005056c00008}