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Create a recovery drive |
This seems to also be how you *delete* the existing recovery drive (which is 300-some megabytes) from the PC. This seems to be necessary in order to extend the Window OS system partition?

windows  win10  recoverydrive  bootableusb  systemrecovery  disasterrecovery  howto  maybesolution 
february 2019 by kme
Windows 7 won't boot "The boot selection failed because a - Microsoft Community -
g) At the DOS prompt type the following three commands:
bootrec.exe  /fixmbr
bootrec.exe  /fixboot (may return an 'Eliment not found' message)
bootrec.exe  /RebuildBcd
windows  systemrecovery  bootmanager  troubleshooting  maybesolution 
october 2015 by kme
The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible 0xc000000e
Other helpful resources: (this is where I found the partition type for the "System Reserved" partition, but that's only on GPT and/or UEFI [dunno?] systems; the W530 had an MBR partition scheme, and its "system reserved" partition was type 0x07--and formatted to NTFS):
MBR partitioned disks

Create a partition with partition type 0xEF using fdisk (from util-linux pkg). Then format that partition as FAT32 using mkfs.fat -F32 /dev/<THAT_PARTITION> (nothing helpful here (this wasn't necessary this time--the "automatic" recovery options worked, eventually)

What DIDN'T work this time:
* The Win 7 "recovery environment"'s first stab at correcting BCD problems (the one that doesn't require you to log in, see
Windows found problems with your computer's startup options.

Do you want to apply repairs and restart your computer?

View details

The details:
The following startup options will be repaired:
Name: Windows Boot Manager
Identifier: {some GUID}

The following startup options will be deleted:
Name: Windows 7
Identifier: {some GUID}
Windows Device: Partition=Not found

The following startup options will be added:
Name: Windows 7 Enterprise (recovered)
Path: Windows
Windows Device: Partition=D: (<capacity> MB)

A copy of the current boot configuration will be saved as C:\Boot\BCD.Backup.0001

* The Win 7 "Startup Repair" option (the one shown here - - which requires an admin username/password)

* Setting the partition type to 0xEF (EFI reserved) (DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!! The Recovery Console's DISKPART.EXE blows away the 'volume' when you change the partition type with 'SET ID=<whatever>') using DISKPART.EXE (oops), then re-restoring the 'System' drive image using partclone, and setting the partition type (unnecessarily, but correctly) using 'fdisk' in Linux.

What finally *DID* work:

* Setting the partition type back to '07' (NTFS/HPFS/exFAT) and allowing the Windows 7 recovery disc to "apply repairs and restart [my] computer."
systemrecovery  disasterrecovery  cloning  storage  mbr  bcd  windows  win7  bootrec.exe  ibrokeit  errormessage  dammitbrain  solution  ifixedit  worklog 
december 2013 by kme
SystemRescueCd - View topic - syslinux failed.
"after several attempts of manual installing syslinux I got it:

# bash ./ syslinux /dev/sdf1
umount: /tmp/syslinux.mnt.23222.0: device is busy.
(In some cases useful info about processes that use
the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
syslinux failed to prepare /dev/sdf1
# bash ./ syslinux /dev/sdf1 error: /dev/sdf1 is already mounted, cannot continue
# umount /dev/sdf1
# bash ./ syslinux /dev/sdf1
umount: /tmp/syslinux.mnt.23418.0: device is busy.
(In some cases useful info about processes that use
the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
syslinux failed to prepare /dev/sdf1
# umount /dev/sdf1
# bash ./ syslinux /dev/sdf1
syslinux has successfully prepared /dev/sdf1"

So, just try it a few times.
sysresccd  bootable  livecd  rescuecd  systemrecovery  disasterrecovery  solution 
may 2013 by kme

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