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INACCESIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE after image restore


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#1 tstenz

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:53 PM

Hi,

I'm trying to do a system image recovery using a Windows installation disk and an external drive, which seems to be successful, but now I can't boot due to an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error. I have redone the image recovery 3 times and I've tried booting from both a system repair disk and an Windows installation disk, but still the same error.

Any ideas?

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:32 PM

Also, I tried using DISM to check for issues per this link, but u didn't see anything out of the ordinary: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-update-causing-inaccessible-boot-device-error-windows-10

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 10:39 AM

What you have posted is not clear as to what you actually did.  Did you try to load a Windows 10 cloned image on another mass storage device, ie. ssd/hdd?

 

If you did you need to create System Reserve partition.

 

The System Reserved partition holds the Boot Manager code and the Boot Configuration Database.  It also reserves space for the startup files required by the BitLockerDrive Encryptionion feature.


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 05:55 PM

I created a system image using the Windows tool, reinstalled Windows, and then restored the image on the same device.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:52 PM

Hi, the fix you linked is the way to go, unfortunately it is copied from a Tech net blog which was not properly written, you would have received file not found type messages, since the examples use C: drive. Save me writing out a long thread, go back use the link, and when you get to the command prompt before you do anything else, type:- (all cmds you type must be exactly as you see them, spaces important)

 

bcdedit |find "osdevice"  (press enter, the | is called a pipe and is found above the \ key). It will return  osdevice........Partition X (where X is a Drive letter) In the RE the OS is not always allocated to the C: drive typically it is the D: drive, you substitute whatever drive letter the bcdedit cmd returns for C: in the examples in the link. 

 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-update-causing-inaccessible-boot-device-error-windows-10






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