Windows Setup on Boot Manager  


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows Setup on Boot Manager


    Hi All,

    Recently built my first PC with a pretty good knowledge of things (So i thought!).

    When I built the PC, I accidentally installed windows 10 on my HDD instead of my SSD. Rookie error.

    Used iSumsoft Cloner to move it over to my SSD without any issues, but now everytime i boot, there is the windows boot manager menu on startup, with 2 options. Windows 10, and Windows Setup.

    If i select windows 10 my pc boots fine, but Windows setup tells me that i need the USB that I installed windows from to continue. I've tried to plug the USB in, and it still shows up.

    In terms of fixing this, I've tried to use EasyBCD, but it cannnot find the boot registry information.

    Can anyone help fixing this? it's extremely minor but slightly annoying! Using Windows Home Version 20H2

    TIA
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  2. Posts : 4,178
    several
       #2

    Open an admin command prompt.
    type:
    bcdedit
    then press enter
    In the output, find the identifier of the entry you want to delete.
    type:
    bcdedit /delete {identifier}
    then press enter
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    SIW2 said:
    Open an admin command prompt.
    type:
    bcdedit
    then press enter
    In the output, find the identifier of the entry you want to delete.
    type:
    bcdedit /delete {identifier}
    then press enter
    Hi SIW2.

    When i go to open this on Admin cmd prompt i get the following message

    The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
    The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 18,354
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    We need to see a screenshot of disk management next:
    How to Post a Screenshot of Disk Management
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    NavyLCDR said:
    We need to see a screenshot of disk management next:
    How to Post a Screenshot of Disk Management
    Windows Setup on Boot Manager-disk-management.png
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  6. Posts : 2,798
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #6

    Your disk 1 was setup to be a Dynamic disk. Dynamic disk is used when you want to setup a spool of multiple disks. D: drive appears to be empty so I suggest to re-initalize it as GPT disk.
    Open admin command prompt then type:
    diskpart
    select disk 1
    clean
    convert gpt
    create partition primary
    format quick fs=ntfs
    assign letter=D
    exit


    Next, rebuild the BCD, again from admin command prompt, type:
    reagentc /disable
    bcdedit /createstore %temp%\emptyBCD
    bcdedit /import %temp%\emptyBCD /clean
    mountvol W: /S
    bcdboot C:\Windows /s W: /f UEFI
    mountvol W: /D
    reagentc /enable

    Reboot the PC

    *** NOTE:
    To save Typing and avoid error with spacing, you can copy the commands in bold then paste in to admin command prompt
    to run
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  7. Posts : 40,987
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #7

    Please run:

    DiskParInfo.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.

    For disk management > widen the columns:

    Open disk management > by default some columns are compressed > widen each Status and Volume > make sure the contents within the parenthesis are in full view and that none of the characters are cutoff > view disk 0 > widen this row as needed so that all of the characters are in full view > post an image into the thread
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...creenshot.html


    Download and install Minitool Partition Wizard > click launch > post an image of the results into this thread
    MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download
    MiniTool Portable Partition Magic Brings Easier Disk Management
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 2,013
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #8

    You can spend the next xx days/months/... troubleshooting but the cold hard facts, recovering from a borked installation where 2 or more drives/partitions were connected/active is a hit and miss.

    Cut your losses, disconnect the HDD and re-install on the SSD.

    I frequently use the analogy of the puppy in the park - it likes to leave its mark on every tree it can find. Windows is the same. If there is more than one "location" (drive/partition) connected when an installation is done, it'll go looking for it and often leave its mark (like a critical system component) in that other location. The address of that location is embedded in the registry, and won't change if there's a "re-arrangement" in the main installation.

    Multiple forums and threads on the internet with legitimate suggestions for tools and fixes, but in most cases I've found the user would've been much quicker to re-install, than wait for page 4 of a thread in 3 days time for someone to come up with a fix that works for your configuration.

    Your time and effort -vs- the satisfaction of troubleshooting ... you decide.
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 18,354
    Windows 11 Pro
       #9

    I would say all you have to do is assign a drive letter to the EFI system partition on Drive 0, reformat it, run bcdboot command to rewrite the BCD and you'd be golden. Yes, you should also reformat the entire Disk 1.
    Or, you can simply "pull the plug" on disk 1 and do a fresh, new clean install to Disk 0.
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