In the event that your recovered system does not boot, or a Blue-Screen error message appears on startup, it may be necessary to recreate the Windows boot records on the hard drive.
To recreate the Windows boot records on the hard drive:
- Boot the system from a Windows operating system disc.
- Click Next on the language selection page.
- Click the Repair your Computer link.
- In the Choose an Option screen, click the Troubleshoot button.
- In the Advanced Options screen, click the Command Prompt button.
- In the command shell, use DOS commands to switch between disks to identify which drives are present, and to locate the recovery partition if it exists. This will likely be on C:. The recovery partition will likely appear to be empty, but will have a hidden folder named BOOT.
- Change directory into /BOOT to verify that it exists.
- Within BOOT, rename the existing BCD file.
For example: move BCD BCD.old
- Run the following commands to replace the boot records
bootrec /fixmbr (Only for systems using legacy MBR BIOS, not UEFI systems) bootrec /fixboot bootrec /RebuildBcd
- Select Yes when prompted for Windows instances to install.
- Reboot and verify that the system boots normally.
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