I have a very weird problem with BCD that I'm unable to fix so I'm hoping for support here.
First of all. I run Windows 7 and my system runs and boots perfectly fine, I just can't alter the system BCD anymore in any way.
The problem was caused by my own stupidity: I don't shut down my PC but hibernate at the end of the day because that makes my system much faster in booting. So I few days ago I pressed hibernate, left the room, came back and thought the PC already finished hibernating so I cut the power. Turned out the PC was still in process of hibernating when I did that.
Next morning Windows said it wasn't shutdown properly but booted fine, just ever since that day I'm unable to hibernate because Windows can't access it own BCD settings anymore.
If I open msconfig.exe the Start tab is empty, if enter "bcdedit /enum" in a CMD I get the following error (freely translated from german): "The store for the start configuration files could not be opened. The requested system device could not be found"
Next I tried <code for this software stolen from PROnetworks>
which I found googling for help.
If I open <code for this software stolen from PROnetworks>
"Error opening BCD Registry
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The requested system device could not be found
Would you like to manually load a BCD registry for <code for this software stolen from PROnetworks>
I tried every available repair option, including MBR Rewrite, BCD Rewrite and I even tried <code for this software stolen from PROnetworks>
option to set another boot drive for Windows, no avail.
Note, I have 4 internal HDDs and each is fully working, the HDD and partition where my BCD is/was was checked by Chkdsk and set as active.
Startup Repair finds no problems. It seems to me that my BCD is perfectly fine in itself just Windows 7 just forgot where to look for it.
Anyone knows what tells Windows where to look for the system BCD?
I'm at a loss here, I just want to be able to configure BCD again,
thanks for any reply in advance!