Lost Win 8 DP fancy new Boot Screen

Medico

Senior Member
#1
I had to reformat my Win 8 DP partition and then restore from an Image I had created. When I did this I lost the fancy new Win 8 DP Boot Screen (boot loader). I did have to go into Win 7 and use EasyBCD to add my Win 8 DP OS to the MBR, but the boring old Win 7 boot screen comes up, even when I identify the Win 8 DP OS as the default OS. I can boot into either OS but would like the WIn 8 DP boot screen back.

I did try booting to the Win 8 DP installation media, click Shift+F10 to bring up a command prompt and executr the following:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /scanos

This all executed successfully, but all I get is that same boring Win 7 boot screen.

I also ran a Repair Install from the Win 8 DP installation media. Did not find and / or fix the problem.

Does anyone have any other ideas on how to get it back?
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
First make sure that you have a current image of your disk(s)/partition(s) just to make sure you have a strong fall back position.
Use either OS to label your drive(s) / partition(s) (Windows7 and Windows8) to help resolve any confusion during the process.
Here's what I did to restore the Windows 8 boot menu.
I booted from the Windows 8 DVD install media and select the repair option / advanced options / command prompt
In the command prompt I enumerated my drives by simply using the cd\ and the dir command to see which one was which
I found that X:\ was my current boot media environment
C:\ was my reserved system partiion
D:\ Was my disk labeled Windows7
and E:\ was my disk labeled Windows8
Yours may very well be different for various reasons
With this information I typed the following command
bcdboot E:\Windows hit enter
typed exit hit enter
rebooted and the Windows 8 multiboot menu was back.
Hope this helps.
Randy
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#3
Trouble is correct about the proper command, but all you have to do is open an Adminstrative command prompt from within Win 8. If C: is the Windows 8 partition, type:

bcdboot C:\Windows

I don't like it because it reboots my system when I go to Windows 7.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#4
Trouble is correct about the proper command, but all you have to do is open an Adminstrative command prompt from within Win 8. If C: is the Windows 8 partition, type:

bcdboot C:\Windows

I don't like it because it reboots my system when I go to Windows 7.
Thanks Clark, good to know that I was right and also good to know that there are some step savings to be had. However this was not an option for me as I was caught, for reasons unknown to me at this screen and unable to boot into either. Not sure what I did to get myself into that problem, just know what I did to get my self out of it and now know that I can bring up either boot menu using that technique when needed. And I agree about the issue with the reboot to bring up the Win7 install, seems rather a pain and hopefully will be worked out in subsequent release maybe, maybe not.
Regards
Randy
 


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Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#5
That is a good error message, as far as it does give some pertinent information.

Oh, and I have never run a Virtual install, so not really aware of how that might react...
 


Medico

Senior Member
#6
Re: Lost Win 8 DP fancy new Boot Screen - SOLVED

Actually what I did to fix this was just restore mu Win 7 partition from the same Image as I restored the Win 8 DP from. This reset the boot loader so I now have the Win 8 DP boot loader back. Thanks for all the advice.
 


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