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Laptop Boots from a random X:\ Drive instead of C:

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#1 catfahmi


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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:36 AM

ISSUE HAS BEEN FIXED. managed to fix it myself.


Here's How:


Ok so here are the steps I took to fix this issue.


I booted to a Windows Repair Disk 64 bit (use the proper one for your system) and brought up the CMD prompt.


I decided to first check which partition was active so I used the "diskpart" command and pressed enter


From here, it will show you which drives you have on your PC ex: Disk 0, Disk 1, Disk 2 etc. as well as the size of each drive.


Since I'm working on a laptop I only had 1 show up so I then proceeded to select that drive by typing " select disk 0"


You can replace 0 with which ever drive you might have, in this case mine is 0


Then I went on to check the partitions on this drive by typing "list partition" which brought up a list of the partitions on that specific drive


Take notice that they are not letter coded but rather are listed as "Partition 1, Partition 2, etc along with the partition type and size"


I had a total of 4 Partitions 1 labeled "OS", another "RECOVERY" a third "DELLUTILITY" and the star of the show Partition 4 aka drive X:


From here i wanted to set the PC to boot from the "OS" aka partition 1 so I typed "select partition 1" change the number according to your specific partition setup.


it will say "Disk (#) selected" # being your partition number


once that was done I went along and typed "active" and pressed enter.


You will get "Partition "#" is active", Then I closed command prompt and ran System repair from the repair disk and the laptop restarted. 


Finally it booted into the windows 7 partition but I received the error


File:   \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

Info:  "an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"


This usually means the boot sector is damaged or missing, but can be replaced with a repair disk


I booted from the repair disk once more and went back into the command prompt and typed "C:" where Windows is then ENTER, there i typed  "Bootrec /RebuildBcd" don't forget the spaces and then press ENTER.


I then closed command prompt and rebooted and VOILA sexy windows 7 booted up like a charm.


Now this worked for me and i do not guarantee this same method will work for you, but go ahead and give it a shot at your own risk. 

i think i have same problem with NinjaSaku..

but after using ninjasaku solution i restart the pc and the pc stuck at black screen no bootable device -- insert insert boot disk and press any key..

can somebody help me with this problem?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 26 September 2016 - 02:03 PM

System manufacturer and model?


Can you boot into safe mode?



#3 catfahmi

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:07 PM

no i cannot boot into safe mode..

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