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Can't open the BCD template store.

    Question

  • Hi,

    I'd like to add a Win 8 VHD to Win 8.1 boot menu. The same VHD used to work for boot before. I used it in Hyper-V afterwards, and now want it back as a boot option.

    However, I'm getting an error message when trying to add it to BCD:

    C:\Windows\system32>bcdboot h:/windows
    BFSVC Error: Could not open the BCD template store. Status = [c000000f]

    Any idea how to fix this...?

    Jan

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 4:59 PM

Answers

  • Okay, finally got this working. In case anyone else encounters the issue, here's the solution. Go to Windows 8 repair console. Rebuild BCD with the following commands:

    attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s
    del c:\boot\bcd
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    Boot Windows 8, and go to command prompt as admin. Enable hypervisor:

    bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto

    Restart again. Done.

    Monday, February 10, 2014 7:06 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    This error means the boot loader corrupted.

    Boot from the Windows 8 DVD, go to the advanced options and select command prompt.

    Here run this command to repair corrupted/missing files:

    bootrec.exe /fixmbr

    If the issue persists,try running the command below:

    BootRec.exe /FixBoot

    Regards,


    Kelvin hsu
    TechNet Community Support


    Saturday, January 18, 2014 7:39 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, that was a good try... However, it hasn't resolved the issue.

    Any other ideas?

    Best wishes,

    Jan

    Monday, January 20, 2014 4:10 PM
  • Okay, finally got this working. In case anyone else encounters the issue, here's the solution. Go to Windows 8 repair console. Rebuild BCD with the following commands:

    attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s
    del c:\boot\bcd
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    Boot Windows 8, and go to command prompt as admin. Enable hypervisor:

    bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto

    Restart again. Done.

    Monday, February 10, 2014 7:06 AM
  • fix command h:/windows to h:\windows
    • Proposed as answer by PhoenixUA Sunday, April 17, 2016 2:07 AM
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:08 AM
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    Saturday, March 14, 2015 5:16 PM
  • I've a same problem, but when I do "attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s" I 've this message : "acces not found - c:\boot"

    Help me please...

    Soory for my english, i'm french...

    Sunday, October 25, 2015 3:21 PM
  • just start it in admin mode

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 4:40 PM