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boot configuration data store could not be opened

Postby guest » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:42 am

Windows Server 2008 does not boot
up and the error "boot configuration data store could not be opened. The
requested system device cannot be found" is received while trying to use
bcdedit program to analyze this issue. You would like to know whether there
is any command or syntax to create a new boot data store on the existing
drive, so the server will boot.

Before moving on, I would appreciate your help in clarifying the following
questions:
=======================================
1. What command/syntax did you use to troubleshoot this issue?
2. What will occur when you boot up the system? Is there any error code or
message received?

To avoid any data loss, I suggest you attach the drives to another computer
to back up the corresponding files first as this issue can be caused by
corrupted system files/hardware on the computer.

Then please understand that if the boot data store is corrupted, we will
need to format the hard drive and reinstall the system to resolve our
issue.

Also we have the following Parameters that Operate on a Store. We can check
whether it can work for our issue. If not, reinstalling the system is
necessary.

/createstore
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Creates a new empty boot configuration data store. The created store is not
a system store.

/export
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Exports the contents of the system store into a file. This file can be used
later to restore the state of the system store. This command is valid only
for the system store.

/import
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Restores the state of the system store by using a backup data file
previously generated by using the /export option. This command deletes any
existing entries in the system store before the import takes place. This
command is valid only for the system store.

/store
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This option can be used with most BCDedit commands to specify the store to
be used. If this option is not specified, then BCDEdit operates on the
system store. Running the bcdedit /store command by itself is equivalent to
running the bcdedit /enum active command.

What can I do with Bcdedit.exe?
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Bcdedit.exe currently enables you to do the following:

1) Create a BCD store for a later installation of Windows Server 2008.
2) Add entries to a existing BCD store
3) Modify existing entries in a BCD store.
4) Delete entries from a BCD store.
5) Export entries to a BCD store.
6) Import entries from a BCD store.
7) List currently active settings.
8) Query entries of a particular type.
9) Apply a global change (to all the entries).
10) Change the default time-out value.

For more information, we can refer to the following information:
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Boot Configuration Data Editor Frequently Asked Questions
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsse ... e-c349-427
c-b035-c2719d4af7781033.mspx?mfr=true

BCDEdit Command-Line Options
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVi ... 5-4a05-bd8
6-c99211a93dd91033.mspx?mfr=true

BCDEdit Commands for Boot Environment
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/pl ... _reff.mspx
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Postby guest » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:46 am

The server doesn't boot, basically saying that the operating system is
missing. I have tried several iterations of the bcdedit command with no
luck. Is it possible to copy the data store from another Windows 2008
server?

I was able to create a data store called 2008boot but I can't seem to make
the OS see this store. I am sure I am not running the proper command(s) or
this isn't possible as you suggested.

- I understand that the message "Operating
System is missing" appears. You would like to confirm whether the it is
possible to copy the data store from another Windows Server 2008.

As I mentioned before, if the boot data store is corrupted or missing, we
will need to format and reinstall the system to resolve this issue. Also
boot data store from another system will not resolve this issue. If
possible, we can involve computer manufacturer to check this issue.

This issue may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:
=====================================
1) The basic input/output system (BIOS) does not detect the hard disk.
2) The hard disk is damaged.
3) Sector 0 of the physical hard disk drive has an incorrect or malformed
master boot record (MBR).
4) An incompatible partition is marked as Active.
5) A partition that contains the MBR is no longer active.
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