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Thread: Repairing Windows BCD file with live Ubuntu

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    Repairing Windows BCD file with live Ubuntu

    Hello,

    I have a Samsung DP700A3D all-in-one PC with Windows 10 OS. I am trying to repair it using an installation disc, but not able to boot it from USB. I am getting this error code "0xc000000f" with message "BCD file missing". When I try to boot it from USB, it is stuck at Samsung logo with spinning dots.

    I am able to boot into live Ubuntu and selected try Ubuntu without installation. After that, I installed disk-repair tool and tried the option "Repair Windows boot files". Once it is finished, I tied to boot Windows but still facing the same issue.

    I am still not sure about using disk-repair from live Ubuntu will fix my missing BCD file issue. Am I doing right ? And if you have any other suggestions please help me out.

    Thank you for your time.
    Last edited by deva123; May 26th, 2021 at 08:36 PM.

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    Re: Repairing Windows BCD file with live Ubuntu

    It is generally accepted that Windows 10 tools should be used to repair Windows 10 systems.

    Possibly, you have a damaged Windows Installation media.

    I suggest that you download the current Windows 10 ISO and prepare another USB device.

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    Re: Repairing Windows BCD file with live Ubuntu

    Thread moved to Windows for a better fit

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    Re: Repairing Windows BCD file with live Ubuntu

    Hi, Thank you for your reply, I verified Windows USB media by booting a different PC and able to do it. But the same media is not working with my Samsung PC.

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    Re: Repairing Windows BCD file with live Ubuntu

    Any computer less than 10-12 years old should be able to boot from a usb. Have you booted from a usb on the Samsung previously? Have you tried different usb port to boot from?

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    Re: Repairing Windows BCD file with live Ubuntu

    Hi, I never tried booting from USB before on this Samsung system. I tried all available USB ports.

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    Re: Repairing Windows BCD file with live Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by deva123 View Post
    Hi, I never tried booting from USB before on this Samsung system. I tried all available USB ports.
    In your original post, you mentioned
    I am able to boot into live Ubuntu and selected try Ubuntu without installation
    Have you tried creating another USB stick with Windows 10?
    Use a different thumb drive
    Use alternative software to prepare the media.

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