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    Heard. None of the options work though - see my...

    Heard. None of the options work though - see my edited post above. I tried all 3 EFI files and they all give the same black screen boot error.
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    Thank you. I don't seem to have a choice...there...

    Thank you. I don't seem to have a choice...there is only one entry, and no way to change it.

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    Oh I see it - still only one option though. FS0:

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    Aha! Thank you, I was not aware that you could...

    Aha! Thank you, I was not aware that you could click on the entry.

    I get this:

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    What would be the correct way to add a new entry?

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    Here's the result of pressing F12 at boot time -...

    Here's the result of pressing F12 at boot time - the "one time boot menu":

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    Obviously this is with secure boot off, legacy boot options on in BIOS settings. I tried both ways, turning it...
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    This BIOS was happily booting an MBR system...

    This BIOS was happily booting an MBR system partition, which showed different options in the Boot Sequence menu at that time - i.e. Windows Boot Manager was not an option, instead the available...
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    I can press the button, but nothing happens.

    I can press the button, but nothing happens.
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    Ohhhhh I see, thank you for clearing that up. I...

    Ohhhhh I see, thank you for clearing that up. I was unaware of that partition setup.

    Here's everything boot-related I could find in the BIOS settings:

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    The BIOS is set to secure boot UEFI. Could you...

    The BIOS is set to secure boot UEFI. Could you answer my question, please? What do you think this partition (the empty, 128MB, unformatted one) is being used for? Is it possible that it is the very...
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    The previous activity did not solve the problem....

    The previous activity did not solve the problem. I still am pretty sure I need to delete the unformatted, extraneous GPT partition. Does this make sense?
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    OK thank you! PowerShell 7.0.3 Copyright...

    OK thank you!


    PowerShell 7.0.3
    Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    https://aka.ms/powershell
    Type 'help' to get help.

    A new PowerShell stable release is...
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    Hmm - just from testing some potential changes in...

    Hmm - just from testing some potential changes in Minitool, it looks like deleting or formatting the partition would not change the GPT status. I think I need to go in with diskpart in order to...
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    Thanks zbook for the Minitool instruction - looks...

    Thanks zbook for the Minitool instruction - looks like the issue is an extraneous GPT partition (the unformatted, 128MB volume listed here):
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    Do you think it's safe to go ahead and delete...
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    Awesome, I'm going to try this sometime this...

    Awesome, I'm going to try this sometime this weekend I think. Thanks so much for your help!

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    This is great, thank you so much! Just what I was looking for. Will report...
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    Thanks for the response! Could you please tell me...

    Thanks for the response! Could you please tell me which 3rd party software would accomplish that (GPT / MBR translation)? I am unfamiliar with Windows, having used it for about a year. The previous...
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    I am pretty sure I tried this after my clean...

    I am pretty sure I tried this after my clean install (certainly tried it A LOT immediately after I borked my partition setup) and it did not work.

    Are you certain this works in my particular case...
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    Reset UEFI install using MBR partition from external drive?

    Hi folks,

    I recently made the mistake of moving my boot partition (pro tip: don't do that) and ended up re-installing Win10 from scratch. Trouble is, my drivers are all wonky now, and I'm finding...
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    Thanks, but as I mentioned in my second post,...

    Thanks, but as I mentioned in my second post, this filesystem did not have a System Reserved partition. I gave up, backed my files up to an external drive using Ubuntu, then used Gparted to delete...
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    "Failure when initializing library system...

    "Failure when initializing library system volume."

    And thank you for the clarification about drive letter assignments. I just check with a quick "dir" to see if I'm in the expected partition.

    -...
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    Forgot to mention - I don't quite understand...

    Forgot to mention - I don't quite understand this, but my original Windows setup did not include a system partition. It was just the C:\ partition that contained all my data, and seemed to boot fine....
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    Bootrec /rebuildbcd gives "Element not found."

    Hi folks,

    Long story short, I moved my C:/ partition and now I can't boot into Windows. I get a 0xc000000f error when I try - boot configuration data is missing or contains errors, file: \Boot\BCD...
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