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In this video, I will be showing you two possible ways to fix the problem of “Access is Denied” when you try to run the bootrec /fixboot command in Windows. This command is normally used to fix a number of startup problems like “Windows Failed to Start A Recent Hardware or Software Change Might Be The Cause”, blue screen of death that says “Your PC Ran Into a Problem and Needs to Restart”, black screen on startup, missing boot device, et cetera. The bootrec command rebuilds the Boot Configuration Data file, that’s the BCD, in cases where the file is missing, corrupted, or isn’t properly configured.
1. The first method is to recreate the EFI directory structure and reconfigure the boot files using BCDBoot command.
2. The second fix is to configure your USB with the 1703 build in order to run your bootrec commands without errors. (This process will not downgrade your Windows from 1803 to 1703, it only provides you the command line terminal from the 1703 build from where you can run the bootrec commands without error).
Windows 10 Build 1703 (32/64 bits) :
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hi guys this is Jude from easy Tech's in this video I'll be showing you two possible ways to fix the problem of access is denied when trying to run the bootrec fix boot command in Windows this command is normally used to fix a number of startup problems you might be having in Windows problems like Windows failed to start everything hardware software change might be the cause blue screen of death that says your PC run into a problem and needs to restart black screen instead of missing boot device etc the boot recommend rebuilds the boot configuration data file that's the BCD in cases where this file is either missing corrupt or isn't properly configured this is why the boot recommend is quite important but what do you do if the boot reg denies you access to some command extensions like a fixed boot command in the case of this laptop well in this video I'll be demonstrating two possible ways to solve this problem and without further ado let's get right to it the first method is to recreate the efi directory structure and reconfigure the boot file using the BCD boot command to do that on the terminal where you got the access is denied arrow type the command disk part and hit enter wait till you see the disk part prompt then type the command list disk as shown on the screen and hit enter now this should display all the disks you have currently attached to your PC now you want to select the disk where you have your windows files normally the disk 0 this one in my case is my USB so here I will type select disk 0 and hit enter it should say disk 0 is the selected disk now type list wall as shown on the screen and hit enter this should display the volumes you have in all the disks attached to your PC now here you need to select the volume with your system reserved partition yours might be combined to the partition with your Windows operating system in my case is clearly defined as system reserved which is my volume 1 this is where I have the efi directory here I will type the command select vol 1 as shown on the screen and hit enter it should say volume 1 is a selected volume now I will assign another letter to this volume you can choose any letter you want but note that some letters are reserved by windows and others like this f c/e d in my case are already in used so I have to use some other letters here I will use the letter V so I will type the command assign later equals V column and hit enter it should say disk part successfully assigned a drive later now type exit and hit enter this should close a disk part session then type V column and hit enter this should take you to the V volume here type the command MD space backward slash EFI backward slash Microsoft backward slash boot backward slash and hit enter now type the command CD space /d space V column backward slash EFI backward slash Microsoft backward slash boot backward slash as shown on the screen and hit enter then type boot rec space forward slash fixboot and hit enter if you say the operation completed successfully after that type BCD boot as shown on the screen space C column backward slash Windows space /l space en dash u.s. space /s space V column space F space all as shown on the screen and hit enter it should again say the operation completed successfully now type exit and hit enter to close the terminal it should bring you back to this page and from here if you go back to the command line terminal you should be able to run the bootrec fixboot command successfully without errors now if for some reason this doesn't work for you then you can follow the second approach to fix this problem now there has been several reports that this arrow is peculiar to the later Windows 10 installed media like the build 1709 and the latest built 18:03 installed media so running the same command using an earlier version like build 1703 will not cause this error unfortunately if you try to use the media creation tool from Microsoft official download page you end up with the latest build which is the 1803 in your USB stick so for this second fix I will show you how you can still configure your USB with the 1703 build in order to run the boot read command without errors by the way this process will not downgrade your Windows from 1803 to 1703 it only provides you the command line terminal from the 1703 built from where you can now run your boot read commands without errors to do that you will need a USB stick which is at least 8 gigabytes in size and has no files in it then using the disk management tool mark the USB stick as active to do that attach your USB stick to the PC again ensure you have no files in it you can choose to format it in case you have some initial configurations on it of course you don't have to do this if you already formatted your USB but if you are yet to format then I recommend you use the disk path tool for that you go to your search and type diskpart then click on disk but from the search result click YES on the user account control then on this terminal type the command list disk then it lists all the discs you have attached to your PC then check and see which of the disks is your USB as you can see my disk one here is the USB so type select disk one and hit enter then type clean hit enter and then it automatically formats and cleans up your drive now from the Start menu right-click and select disk management then your dis management tool should pop up here you look at your USB stick as you can see here is equally disc one now right-click on it and select new simple volume then on this wizard just hit next next next until you see finish then wait a bit for the system to format your USB afterwards you should see this folder pop up an empty folder from your USB then right-click on it and select mark partition as active now go to the description of this video I have provided a direct download link to Windows 10 build 1703 media files simply download and copy these files to your USB and you should have a bootable USB with Windows 10 built 1703 installation files now you can use this USB to repair any version of Windows you might be having problems with the installation media in the link below has both 32-bit and 64-bit editions so you can choose instead of which of the editions you want to run of course this is quite a heavy file about 6 gigabyte in size so you should ensure you have good internet connection before proceeding with this download one of this is able to help you out give this video a thumbs up if you found it useful share with anyone you think might want to see don't forget to subscribe and hit the bell icon for notification on future tech support videos like this one thanks for watching and see you in the next one you