Bootrec cannot find the file specified

Problem:  I am unable to boot up into Windows 10.  The Lenovo OEM display comes up via the rotating circles.  Somepoint flashes at the bottom of the display screen and also then it reboots aget.    

 

Goal:  Retain all information on the computer

 

Objective:  Repair COMPUTER so it deserve to boot into Windows 110

 

Safe Mode:  I am unable to gain to Safe Setting per the factor explained above.

You watching: Bootrec cannot find the file specified

 

Background Info:  This is my mother"s computer system so I don"t use this machine but she doesn"t install things.  I do not recognize if Microsoft automatically installed an update.  I do not recognize what the variation of Windows 10 is set up.


 

Computer:  Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 2111C3U (Purchased in 10/2013) Originally came via Windows 8 however was upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as Microsoft offered the complimentary upgrade

 

USB Flash Drive:  Created via the Microsoft MediaCreationDevice.exe from Download Windows 10 page.

 

What I have tried

 

1.  Booted up via USB > Troubleshoot > Startup Repair     result: Unable to repair

2.  Booted up via USB > Troubleshoot > Command Prompt

 


bootrec /FixMbr          result:  The mechanism cannot find the file specified
bootrec /FixBoot        result:  The device cannot find the file specified
bootrec /ScanOS        result:  Total identified Windows installations: 0

 


bootrec /rebuildbcd   result:   Total determined Windows installations: 0 
bcedit /export c:cdbackup     result:   The keep export procedure has failed.
                                                                  The requested system tool cannot be uncovered.
attrib c:ootcd -h -r -s
ren c:ootcd bcd.old              
bootrec /rebuildbcd                   result: Total figured out Windows installations: 0 
 
3.  I also tried diskpart
diskpart
DISKPART>
sel disk 0
list vol
 
I assigned drive letters G: and P: trying to figure out what was on them.  I do not know just how to unassign them.  Remember that the OEM provided Windows8.  Also the C: drive is a solid state drive and also the D: drive is just a old spinning drive offered for data.
 
Volume 0     F                                                  DVD-ROM       0 GB
Volume 1     C     Windows8_OS       NTFS    Partition          98 GB
Volume 2     G     WINRE_DRV         NTFS    Partition       1000 MBVolume 3     P      SYSTEM_DRV      FAT32   Partition         260 MB
Volume 4                                            NTFS    Partition        450 MB
Volume 5             Lenovo_Reco         NTFS    Partition          11 GB
Volume 6     D      Hard Drive              NTFS   Partition         465 GB
Volume 7     E      ESD-USB               FAT32   Removable     14 GB
 
4.  UEFI:  I don"t know whether or not the Lenovo M78 2111C3U has UEFI or not.  I did look at the SYSTEM_DRV partition and also discover a concealed EFI magazine.  I do not check out anything that says UEFI when go into the BIOS.  Does anyone know?  I additionally own a Lenovo 10BR0005US which I understand is UEFI however it"s from 2015.  Even if it is UEFI, I do not know what to carry out in a different way.
 
Help and guidance would certainly be substantially appreciated.  Thanks in advance for analysis.  

Edited by electricreli, 27 January 2018 - 05:55 PM.


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#2Havachat


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 09:04 PM


Im not an expert on Win 10 yet I manage anymethod.

 

Goal:  Retain all information on the computer

So is all your individual Documents on the D Drive  ? If so then disconnect the drive till you reinstall Win 10

If you have actually Personal File on the SSD then Create a Live Disc of any Linux Distro Mint / Knoppix / etc then boot from that and search for your information / and also Save Ext.

 

I developed the win 10 Disc from the Media Creation Tool and put the USB and Booted , it then set up Win 10.

You might have to Change your Boot Sequence in the Bios.

 

When you get to where to install  Victory 10 , i would certainly leave the Victory 8 Recovery Partition   11 Gig insituation you ever before desire to go earlier to it. Or Delete It ? .

Otherwise delete the rest and then Install Windows 10 on that Partiton It must Create 4 New Partitions .....Mine Did.

 

More Info here : From Usama Comments :

https://www.classiccomputers.info/forums/t/668016/windows-10-crashed/


#3electricreli


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 02:05 PM


Thanks for your response. First time I hearing about Linux Distro. Is tright here a overview digital on exactly how to recuperate records.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 09:06 PM


Fairly Easy - http://knoppix.net/

Downfill Knoppix Version Live CD .

Burn ISO Image to a CD I Use ImageBurn .

Insert Disc and also Boot from it. Change Bios Boot Order if necessary .

 

You have actually 2 Options to this Method:

1/ Run Disc from the Problem PC / But you will certainly need an External Drive to save any found Data.

2/ Or Pull the Drive from the Problem PC and Slave it on one more PC and also Save File discovered onto that PC.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:44 AM


You will have to use Diskcomponent command also to uncover out the System Reoffered partition drive letter. I think in your case SYSTEM_DRV is the System Reoffered partition so i will usage this partition drive letter with Bcdboot command also.    Type diskpart and press Get in.    Type list volume and push Get in.

    Under the label row, uncover the label SYSTEM_DRV and also note its matching drive letter.        Type exit and push Get in.     Type bcdboot C:Windows /s P: /f uefi and press Go into.

 

You may need to rearea P: drive letter through SYSTEM_DRV labeled drive letter.Please relocation partition letter C: via Windows mounted partition letter.  When computer boots right into Windows Recoextremely Environment (WinRE) setting the drive letter assign to Windows partition might not be C: drive letter because Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and also 10 creates a separate device partition once it"s installed from scratch. The device partition has boot papers WinRE asindications the device partition the C: drive letter and the Windows set up partition will be asauthorize any kind of various other drive letter typically D: drive letter is asauthorize to Windows mounted partition. The Bcdedit /enum | discover "osdevice" command also can be use to discover out the drive letter of the Windows installed partition the output of the Bcdedit command also is similar to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.

 

Reboot your computer.

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#6electricreli


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You will have to usage Diskpart command to uncover out the System Reserved partition drive letter. I think in your case SYSTEM_DRV is the System Reserved partition so i will usage this partition drive letter through Bcdboot command also.    Type diskpart and also push Get in.    Type list volume and also press Go into.

    Under the label row, discover the label SYSTEM_DRV and also note its matching drive letter.        Type exit and push Get in.     Type bcdboot C:Windows /s P: /f uefi and press Get in.

 

You may have to relocation P: drive letter through SYSTEM_DRV labeled drive letter.Please replace partition letter C: via Windows mounted partition letter.  When computer system boots into Windows Recoextremely Environment (WinRE) atmosphere the drive letter asauthorize to Windows partition may not be C: drive letter bereason Windows 7, 8 , 8.1 and 10 creates a sepaprice device partition once it"s installed from scratch. The device partition consists of boot documents WinRE asindicators the device partition the C: drive letter and the Windows installed partition will be asauthorize any type of other drive letter commonly D: drive letter is asauthorize to Windows installed partition. The Bcdedit /enum | uncover "osdevice" command also can be use to discover out the drive letter of the Windows set up partition the output of the Bcdedit command also is equivalent to this osdevice partition=D:. The drive letter after partition= is the drive letter of the Windows partition.

 

Reboot your computer system.


Thanks for your response.

 

1.  I had the ability to perform the complying with steps properly.

 

 Type diskpart and also push Enter.    Type list volume and also press Enter.

    Under the label row, discover the label SYSTEM_DRV and note its matching drive letter.        Type exit and push Get in.     Type bcdboot C:Windows /s P: /f uefi and press Enter.

 

The message I received was "Boot documents efficiently developed."

 

2.  I typed the command Bcdedit /enum | uncover "osdevice"  + Get in precisely as typed in red consisting of quotes however I got no feedago, no error, nopoint.  All I acquired was a blinking cursor on the next line,.  I tried on the X: drive, C: drive and the P: drive via the exact same results.

 

 

Any thoughts on what I need to do next?  Again, the list listed below is what my list vol looks favor in diskcomponent.  

 


Volume 0     F                                                  DVD-ROM       0 GB
Volume 1     C     Windows8_OS       NTFS    Partition          98 GB
Volume 2     G     WINRE_DRV         NTFS    Partition       1000 MBVolume 3     P      SYSTEM_DRV      FAT32   Partition         260 MB
Volume 4                                            NTFS    Partition        450 MB
Volume 5             Lenovo_Reco         NTFS    Partition          11 GB
Volume 6     D      Hard Drive              NTFS   Partition         465 GB
Volume 7     E      ESD-USB               FAT32   Removable     14 GB

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Looks favor you have actually repaired Windows 10 boot papers via this bcdboot C:Windows /s P: /f uefi command.

 

I need to have actually ask you to use ALL instead of UEFI as you are not sure you have actually configured computer to use UEFI firmware to boot Windows 10.

 

Execute listed below bcdboot command also and also if necessary replace P: drive letter with the SYSTEM_DRV partition drive letter.

 

If required relocation C: drive letter through Windows 10 installed partition drive letter.

 

The Dir command can be use to display content of any type of drive letter assigned to partitions.

 

Execute Dir /a C: to display the list of documents and directories in C: partition.

bcdboot C:Windows /s P: /f ALLWhat i do not understand also is why is C: drive letter assigned partition has actually a label of Windows 8 OS are you dual booting?


#8electricreli


Looks prefer you have repaired Windows 10 boot files through this bcdboot C:Windows /s P: /f uefi command also.

 

I have to have actually ask you to use ALL instead of UEFI as you are not certain you have actually configured computer system to use UEFI firmware to boot Windows 10.

 

Execute listed below bcdboot command also and if required rearea P: drive letter via the SYSTEM_DRV partition drive letter.

 

If required replace C: drive letter through Windows 10 installed partition drive letter.

 

The Dir command can be use to display content of any kind of drive letter assigned to partitions.

 

Execute Dir /a C: to display the list of documents and also directories in C: partition.

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bcdboot C:Windows /s P: /f ALLWhat i do not understand is why is C: drive letter assigned partition has actually a label of Windows 8 OS are you dual booting?


 


Sorry for my late response however I wanted to thank you and also let you recognize that this solution worked for me.  C: has actually a label of Windows8_OS bereason that"s what came via mounted through the computer.  I set up Windows 10 over it throughout the free upgrade duration.
 
Right currently, the COMPUTER is running the following: