Bootrec /fixboot access denied. Various solutions not working

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  1.    26 Apr 2018 #1

    Bootrec /fixboot access denied. Various solutions not working


    Hi folks, after three days of trying to fix "Bootrec /fixboot = access denied" (and friends) by pawing through various posts in various forums, I have accepted the fact that I'm not as competent as I was wont to think at the start . I'm probably worse off than I realize, but Hope is such a tortuous mistress...and Pride...well, she's just plain sadistic.

    The night was sultry when Windows Explorer started refreshing task bar icons and freezing on my Lenovo x230. I waited as long as Patience allowed (she's a different ethical dilemma), before rebooting to resolve the freeze. I've been unable to boot to windows ever since.

    Without access to even fix/repair a boot problem, I figure any other attempts will be rejected until this is resolved (3 days of rooting around is convincing).

    Rather than listing things haphazardly, what would you need to know to help diagnose?

    Grateful for any help,
    -Nangu
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  2.    26 Apr 2018 #2

    Welcome to the forums. What happens when it starts is there any error message. Have you got another PC that you can download the free Windows ISO to make a bootable DVD so you can do a repair.
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  3.    26 Apr 2018 #3

    Chances are great that there are bad sectors on your Hard Drive.
    How are you getting to the Command Prompt?
    If you have the Windows installer DVD or USB Flash, boot off of that. Choose your Language and press Shift+F10 to go directly to the Command Prompt.
    At command prompt (x: sources) type this exactly as written:
    bcdedit |find “osdevice” (Must inc and the |), the | before Find is the Upper case \ key) press enter. This will tell you what drive letter the OS is on. It may not be on the C: drive.
    You can also type C: press enter then DIR press enter. If you have a Windows directory there you are in the right drive. If not, type D: press enter etc thru the rest of the drive letters until you find the Windows drive.
    Now use the returned as the drive letter for OS, for this example, assume C: or whatever drive letter is the os device.
    Type the drive letter (ie) C: (ie) C:\> at this prompt type: chkdsk /r press enter, 5 stages of check disk will run. It will test the HDD for errors. it may take a while.
    If that takes overnight or stalls at one spot for several hours that drive needs to be replaced. If it finishes, try booting normally. If that fails return to the RE (recovery environment) Command Prompt,

    At the X:\Sources prompt, type: bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup and press enter, next:
    Type:- c: and press enter
    At the C:\ prompt, type: cd boot and press enter
    At the C:\Boot prompt, type: attrib bcd -s -h -r and press enter.
    At the C:\Boot prompt, type: ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old and press enter
    At the C:\Boot prompt, type: bootrec /rebuildbcd and press enter
    The Boot Configuration File will be rebuilt at this point. Once it finishes, type exit and press enter. Click the Restart button and try to boot normally.
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  4.    26 Apr 2018 #4

    Thank you Samuria! I have it set to diagnostic, so the boot menu appears, and I have the following options:

    1: ATA HDDO: Hitachi.......
    2: (bootable DVD ISO)
    3: PCI LAN

    Option 2 is the only option that responds (naturally). I have tried the standard repair options to no avail.

    Hi Spunk:
    I got nothing on bcdedit |find “osdevice”...just returned x: sources

    I ran chkdsk /r yesterday and had 94 errors found and repaired. No dice.

    bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
    yields "The store export operation has failed"....sys device not found.

    I think perhaps showing you what yields upon dir c might be helpful...it doesn't look good....but I'm not sure...

    Directory of C:\
    04/25/2018 02:16 PM 398,156 bootmrg
    11/14/2012 02:03 PM <DIR> MFGSTAT
    04/25/2018 03:39 PM 47,564 NTDETECT.COM
    04/25/2018 03:39 PM 250,032 ntldr
    07/27/2016 03:23 PM <DIR> recovery
    04/26/2018 01:23 PM 0 Recovery.txt
    04/25/2018 03:36 PM 94 rescuepe.log
    03/10/2013 11:08 PM <DIR> tvtos

    5 Files 695,846 bytes
    3 Dir 723,681,280 bytes free

    Looking at diskpart>list disk: Disk=0, Status=Online, size 298 GB, Free 0.

    For what it's worth:
    diskpart>list volume=

    Vol 0 G ESD-ISO UDF DVD-ROM 4053 MB healthy
    Vol 1 C SYSTEM-DRV NTFS Partition 1500 MB healthy
    Vol 2 D {blank} RAW Partition 282 GB Healthy
    Vol 3 E (Optional) FAT32 Partition 818 MB Healthy
    Vol 4 F Lenovo_Reco NTFS Partition 13 GB Healthy
    Last edited by nangu; 26 Apr 2018 at 16:03.
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  5.    26 Apr 2018 #5

    Can you get the free bootable Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free and give a screenshot of the system is the raw drive the proper c in which case its lost its partition table and you will need parition recovery software
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  6. Posts : 22,885
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       26 Apr 2018 #6

    1) Use the information in this link to find the chkdsk report in the event viewer. Copy and paste > notepad > save to desktop > post a one drive or drop box share link into the thread.

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
    This option is available if you can move your drive to a hardware enclosure and run chkdsk /x /f /r on a working computer or if you can open startup options > safe mode with command prompt.



    2) What was the result of startup repair?
    3) What was the result of system restore?
    4) What is the status of the files on the computer?
    5) Are the files backed up to another drive or to the cloud?
    6) Had you made a backup image?
    7) If you needed to would you be able to perform a clean install?
    8) Had you tried the Kyhi boot rescue?
    9) Is the drive a HD or SSD?
    10) When was the last drive test performed (HD Tune, HD Sentinel, Sea Tools for Windows, Crystal Disk, etc.)

    These are all commands to view commands and results.
    Please use a camera or smart phone camera to take pictures and post images into the thread. Use one drive or drop box share links.

    Using a bootable windows 10 iso > open command prompt > Administrator: X:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe > X:Sources> type:
    1) bcdedit /enum
    2) c:
    3) dir
    4) d:
    5) dir
    6) x:
    7) diskpart
    8) list disk
    9) list volume
    10) select disk 0
    11) list partition
    12) select partition 1
    13) detail partition
    14) select partition 2
    15) detail partition
    16) select partition 3
    17) detail partition
    18) select partition 4
    19) detail partition
    20) if there are any additional partition continue in the same fashion with all partitions on disk 0
    21) select disk 1
    22) list partition
    23) exit

    Please make sure to take pictures and post images of the results into the thread.
    The next troubleshooting steps will depend on the results of the above steps.


    Lenovo has a bootable generator and bootable diagnostics.
    Maybe someone has used it?
    Give it a try:
    Lenovo Bootable Diagnostics Lenovo Support
    Lenovo Bootable Diagnostics Lenovo Support
    Windows 10 Update July 2016 / Version 1607 - Systems List
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  7.    26 Apr 2018 #7

    Samuria said: View Post
    Can you get the free bootable Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free and give a screenshot of the system is the raw drive the proper c in which case its lost its partition table and you will need parition recovery software
    10-4...that makes sense to me...have lifted the minitool and will attempt and update on progress. Thanks Samuria!
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  8.    26 Apr 2018 #8

    Thanks zbook, regarding 1: unless I'm mistaken, I don't have access to notepad or powershell due to boot issue. However, I will do my best with 2-8, as well as 1) - 23).

    zbook said: View Post
    1) Use the information in this link to find the chkdsk report in the event viewer. Copy and paste > notepad > save to desktop > post a one drive or drop box share link into the thread.

    Read Chkdsk Log in Event Viewer in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
    This option is available if you can move your drive to a hardware enclosure and run chkdsk /x /f /r on a working computer or if you can open startup options > safe mode with command prompt.



    2) What was the result of startup repair?
    3) What was the result of system restore?
    4) What is the status of the files on the computer?
    5) Are the files backed up to another drive or to the cloud?
    6) Had you made a backup image?
    7) If you needed to would you be able to perform a clean install?
    8) Had you tried the Kyhi boot rescue?
    9) Is the drive a HD or SSD?
    10) When was the last drive test performed (HD Tune, HD Sentinel, Sea Tools for Windows, Crystal Disk, etc.)

    These are all commands to view commands and results.
    Please use a camera or smart phone camera to take pictures and post images into the thread. Use one drive or drop box share links.

    Using a bootable windows 10 iso > open command prompt > Administrator: X:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe > X:Sources> type:
    1) bcdedit /enum
    2) c:
    3) dir
    4) d:
    5) dir
    6) x:
    7) diskpart
    8) list disk
    9) list volume
    10) select disk 0
    11) list partition
    12) select partition 1
    13) detail partition
    14) select partition 2
    15) detail partition
    16) select partition 3
    17) detail partition
    18) select partition 4
    19) detail partition
    20) if there are any additional partition continue in the same fashion with all partitions on disk 0
    21) select disk 1
    22) list partition
    23) exit

    Please make sure to take pictures and post images of the results into the thread.
    The next troubleshooting steps will depend on the results of the above steps.


    Lenovo has a bootable generator and bootable diagnostics.
    Maybe someone has used it?
    Give it a try:
    Lenovo Bootable Diagnostics Lenovo Support
    Lenovo Bootable Diagnostics Lenovo Support
    Windows 10 Update July 2016 / Version 1607 - Systems List
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    26 Apr 2018 #9

    2) What was the result of startup repair? A: could not repair
    3) What was the result of system restore? A: could not restore without a working windows platform
    4) What is the status of the files on the computer? A: Unknown
    5) Are the files backed up to another drive or to the cloud? A: Yes, but does not include most recent work
    6) Had you made a backup image? A: Yes, but does not include most recent work
    7) If you needed to would you be able to perform a clean install? A: Yes, but prefer not to until issue is confirmed.
    8) Had you tried the Kyhi boot rescue? A: Have downloaded, but difficulty in knowing where to start. Need time to ponder...
    9) Is the drive a HD or SSD? A: HD
    10) When was the last drive test performed (HD Tune, HD Sentinel, Sea Tools for Windows, Crystal Disk, etc.) Unknown, off grid for last two months at least.

    Here are the requested screenshots:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6MG5PByIf7fb0FCNFpxaGhlRHU4TjRzM2xKQ1p5ODlPSE5v

    IMG_20180426_160720133.jpg - Google Drive

    IMG_20180426_160737564.jpg - Google Drive

    IMG_20180426_160702650.jpg - Google Drive

    IMG_20180426_160726641.jpg - Google Drive


    I also gave the below a try...I did not find anything useful information from it.

    Lenovo Bootable Diagnostics Lenovo Support
    Lenovo Bootable Diagnostics Lenovo Support
    Windows 10 Update July 2016 / Version 1607 - Systems List
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 1.jpg  
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  10.    26 Apr 2018 #10

    Partition 2 is probably the Windows partition.
    had 94 errors found
    This would mean there are a lot of bad sectors on the drive. It could be salvaged to recover data off of it, but I would not trust booting Windows with it.
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