Windows 7 Recovery

#1
Here's the story:
Lenovo Laptop, Windows 7 64bit
Computer was shut down during automatic Windows update and after that Windows wouldn't start anymore.
I purchased and ran the Windows 7 recovery cd, but I got the message that the error couldn't be corrected, ran it several times with the same outcome.
I executed Option 2 and Option 3 from the manual boot repair link using c:\ as the boot drive. Now I'm getting the following error:
Windows failed to start.....
1. Insert Windows installation disc -> I don't have that one, didn't come with the laptop

file: \boot\bcd
Status: Oxcooooo98
Info: The Windows Boot configuration Data File doesn't contain a valid OS entry

From other threads I understand using c:\ might have been the mistake, but I don't know how to correct it.

Every help would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Andreas
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Doesn't look like the manual recovery operations were done correctly.

Please post the results of those steps.
 
#3
Thanks for the quick response. Here are the results from
Option 2:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
operation completed successfully

bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
Target Volume will be updated with bootmgr compatible boot code.

c:<\\?\Volume{4694f347-3ef2-11e1-89e4-806e6f6e963}>successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.

d:<\\?\Volume{4694f347-3ef2-11e1-89e4-806e6f6e963}>Could not open the volume root directory: The parameter is incorrect
e:<\\?\Volume{4694f347-3ef2-11e1-89e4-806e6f6e963}>successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
Bootcode was successfully updated on at least one volume.


attrib -h -s C:\boot\BCD
del C:\boot\BCD
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
Successfully scanned windows installations.Total identified windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully

When executing Option 3 all steps return "operation successfully completed"
When trying to re-start I'm getting the following error:
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000f
Info= The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
That means you specified the wrong drive for the newly created entry.