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#1 jyhshyong

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

I got my Sony VAIO Duo 11 ultrabook yesterday, and started to learn and customize Windows 8, accidentally I modified some setting in the Boot manager, reboot the system and now the Metro UI does not display when I log on my account, I get a black screen and only one cmd window. What should I do to recover the system to normal?

I use command bcdedit to display the boot manager information:

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume3
path \EFI\Microsoft\bootmgfw.efi
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {1c6b3cd2-3a0e-11e2-a125-d22c6417cd71}
displayerorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 38

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload-efi
description Windows 8
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoversequence {1c6b3cd2-3a0e-11e2-a125-d22c6417cd71}
recoverenabled Yes
isolatedcontext Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {1c6b3cd2-3a0e-11e2-a125-d22c6417cd71}
nx OptIn
safeboot Minimal
bootmenupolicy Standard
safebootalternateshell Yes
sos Yes


Thanks for any suggestion and help.

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#2 James Litten

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

Hi

Can you provide more details of what setting you modified in the bootmanager and how you did it? I have a similar laptop on my bench today and may be able to help.

James

Edited by James Litten, 28 December 2012 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

Dear James,

Thanks for your reply. My problem is solved. It is still a mystery why I got into that situation. It seems nothing to do with the bootmanager, since it was still in some environment.
I could type in my password and enter my account, but I only got a black screen with a cmd window. I used command bcdedit in cmd window to list the boot manager settings, it seems OK.

The way to get out is use Ctrl-Alt-Delete key to invoke the task manager, and initiate a new explorer task, this brings back the familiar desktop environment, then I managed to get a
system refreshed and returned to its original status. My Vaio Duo 11 is back to live.

By the way, to refresh the system (a facility provided by Windows 8 system tool), the directory C:/Windows is created, and the old one is saved in C:/Windows.old. It is difficult to remove
the C:/Windows.old since there are may files in some directories have extremely long file names! In order to remove the Windows.old directory, I installed Cygwin and used Cygwin's rm
command to remove the directory.

Best regards

Jyh-Shyong

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:35 AM

Thanks for letting us know that it was resolved. I have seen Vaios get messed up so that they launch cmd.exe (command prompt) instead of explorer.exe when booting. The ones that I saw do this were using Windows Vista (I think) but maybe that happened to you in Windows 8.

It's a registry setting and I've never seen a satisfactory explanation of why it happens.

James




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