Bootrec /fixboot access denied. Various solutions not working

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  1.    26 Apr 2018 #11

    Partition 2 was my hunch too...the size makes sense. Yeahhh, the way it suddenly tanked leaves me with the same feeling I had last time I was in "sudden death" playing Hockey goalie...I lost.

    I'm inclined, after 4 days of this, to cut to the chase and recover data if possible (and/or fill gaps from emails) and get a new SDD. Any advice on extracting data? With what or by whom?
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       26 Apr 2018 #12

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

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  3.    26 Apr 2018 #13

    zbook said: View Post
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    I gotta hang this up for a few hours, but will follow up. Thanks to all for your input and help.
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  4.    26 Apr 2018 #14

    You can pull the HDD out of the computer and attach it via a USB-SATA Adapter, Dock or Enclosure with a power adapter. Attach it to a working computer, it should come up as another drive on the system and you can copy the data off of it.
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  5.    08 Jun 2018 #15

    So, the ultimate solution for me was to wipe and reload. So I did. Thank you all for the handy USB utilities, I got 'em and they were very handy in recovering files...most of which were corrupted anyway. Audio files sounded fine at first, but then a few seconds into some the audio would change into a digital scratch that almost sounded like a computer trying to think (bursts of patterned sounds interspersed with more familiar audio), much like my dial-up modem that I had in the 90's (sheesh), and a lot like the tack of a car engine when there's a bad ground wire on the car radio and it bleeds through the system speakers.

    So after wiping everything, including my toddlers butt (he's about as adept at that as I am at this)...and after two months or so of unfrumious computer fribble, I'm now right back where I started. So, my laptop, with no updates (having been offline and therefore no exposure to dubious online schnigle-schlop...yes, I made that word up), and with minimal files and programs loaded after the wipe and reinstall,...and after just doing my usual work, minding my own business, and having only been online via a metered connection hotspot (no updates) for very brief periods to grab something off my email and fire off a few files to myself or others, I then decided to bring it into work today and plug the ethernet in and do some dropbox downloads of audio...and a casual windows and Java update. Now I'm right back to the Automatic Repair Futility loop again. (Thank you windows update. 'preciate it.)

    So, the situation is I do not have a recover image (nothing really to recover) and since I'm let gmail keep my files handy for now, I figured I'd wait a bit to see if she'd goes tits up again. Sur'nuff. So I suspect there are bigger issues afoot? Perhaps the hard drive writer/reader is going senile and writing bad data? I could refuse all future windows updates...hardly. Or banish Java updates forever...not likely. So I suspect a hardware issue somewhere, or a really pervasive virus somewhere...Your thoughts are appreciated, and yes, I intentionally tried making this interesting....
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  6.    08 Jun 2018 #16

    Too late but may be useful for other people, some "Access denied" errors in diskpart may be easily solved.

    Type at elevated (administrator) CMD prompt:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk x
    attributes disk clear readonly
    list volume
    select volume y
    attributes volume clear readonly
    exit


    ...where x and y are numbers of affected disk and volume.
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  7.    08 Jun 2018 #17

    Thanks muchomurka, that is helpful...since I've run into the same issue again when trying to fixboot...again, I get "access denied" like last time this occurred. I'm assuming this would resolve the access issue if I am in this situation again...

    On that, I'm contemplating replacing the hard drive. But my gut wants to say that it's not the drive that's the problem...am I off on this? I'm ready for cut-to-the-chase, hard core solutions ;-)
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    Windows 10 pro V1803 64 Bit
       12 Jun 2018 #18

    muchomurka said: View Post
    Too late but may be useful for other people, some "Access denied" errors in diskpart may be easily solved.

    Type at elevated (administrator) CMD prompt:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk x
    attributes disk clear readonly
    list volume
    select volume y
    attributes volume clear readonly
    exit


    ...where x and y are numbers of affected disk and volume.
    This proedure to me does not work either from windows or from boot

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    Thank you

    PS. Using an older version of the recovery disk, the problem is solved ...
    Thank you
    Last edited by alpha45; 16 Jun 2018 at 11:56.
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  9.    21 Aug 2018 #19

    alpha45 said: View Post
    PS. Using an older version of the recovery disk, the problem is solved ...
    And with that little PS, the problem is resolved. I knew MS was at the root of this problem, but I didn't think it would be this egregious. Apparently the recovery utilities of latter Win10 versions is broken. How many hundreds of thousands of hours have been wasted on trying to get machines booting, only to reinstall and lose more time doing that? Because MS can't put out a repair function that works, and won't make corrections when the forums are flooded with the same problem repeatedly? For shame.

    My advice, for people who are able to make the change, is MX Linux.

    Thank you, alpha45, for sharing the answer, which I doubt I would have discovered by myself.
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  10.    31 Aug 2018 #20

    As alpha45 said the repair environment in the latest version of Windows 10 is not working correctly. I had the dreaded Boot Error 0xc000000e on my rig after using DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller), to remove my graphics driver.
    I couldn't work out why that would have happened but I thought this will be an easy fix. Just run some bootrec commands from the command prompt and I'll be back in business. But no it wasn't to be. Firstly I tried a USB with Win 10 V1803 which has all versions on it;

    Incidently I'm running Win 10 Pro V1803. I then ran the following commands;

    bootrec /fixmbr operation completed successfully
    bootrec /fixboot access denied
    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    a Windows installation found (great), add installation to boot list - yes - no device found. Great.

    I remembered vaguely someone online mentioning that the latest Win 10 build had a problem with the repair environment and in looking online I found this post and the mention of that exact problem by alpha45 again prompted me to to try an earlier version to see what would happen. So I attempted the above using a DVD I had with Win 10 V1709, same result. So I then went hunting and found a copy of Windows 10 Pro V1603 I had on DVD and repeated the steps above. All steps were reported as successful. I shutdown the pc, restarted and Windows booted successfully. I was very relieved I can tell you. So thanks alpha45 and I think this post will help many others as well.
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