Unable to load MUI file for BCD strings (2)-- gets "Unable to load MUI file for BCD strings." when using bcdboot.exe


  • I am currently using WinPE to repair a boot configuration manually.  Please note:  do not tell me to just use the Repair Disc.
    I am attempting to use the following command:

    bcdboot.exe C:\Windows

    and I always get back this error:
    Unable to load MUI file for BCD strings.  Google was of no help, neither was Bing (shudder).  I assume it has to do with the various .mui files that exist but I don't know which one I need or where it goes.  Please help me solve this cryptic error message.
    Monday, April 25, 2011 5:14 PM


  • Hi,


    I suspect this is related to the BCDboot utility in Windows PE, you could also try to use the BCDboot tool in Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) under the %Program Files%\<version>\Tools directory from the Windows PE disk.


    Hope it helps.


    Alex Zhao

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    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:56 AM