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  1. Trinihax
    October 26, 2021 @ 10:45 pm

    You saved me so much time!
    Other guides gave me errors like Access Denied and No Specified Path when running the bootrec commands.
    This worked first try.
    Thank you so much!

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    • Mikeal
      November 20, 2021 @ 12:25 pm

      Lenovo L340 laptop with Win10 on NVM.e then Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on second drive ssd- sata. Win 10 is UEFI boot and Ubuntu was installed as MBR. Could not boot in windows, same error. Added EFI bootable partition to Ubuntu, installed ok. Repaired Win10 boot, method 2 was necessary. Laptop Boot Mode is set to UEFI, was legacy support before. Funny, a boot splash screen was displayed for the first time when booting from ubuntu and it is the same Lenovo splash screen as in Windows.
      Thank You.

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  2. Kellion
    September 20, 2021 @ 11:32 pm

    I recently installed a new m.2 ssd and cloned an old drive onto it. I had the same issue but method #2 worked for me. Thank you so much!

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  3. Durim Tabaku
    August 31, 2021 @ 11:17 am

    Method 2 worked perfectly well for me. Thanks for this detalied and effective explanation.

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  4. Ali
    June 24, 2021 @ 7:29 pm

    You're a life saver

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  5. Ghayas
    May 22, 2021 @ 1:35 pm

    Thank you soo much. It really helped me (:

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  6. James Sample
    April 26, 2021 @ 4:04 am

    My computer system lost its boot drive partition information, and had to have the partition recovered using third party software on another computer. Reinstalled the hard drive in the computer and it wouldn't boot to Windows without an error 0x000e. Method two solved this problem, I used step 7.

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  7. Hitesh
    April 4, 2021 @ 9:15 pm

    Thanks you!!! Method 2 worked for me.

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  8. Troy
    March 28, 2021 @ 10:58 pm

    Thank you!

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  9. cantsl
    January 26, 2021 @ 6:09 pm

    THANK YOU!

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  10. JP Mostert
    January 20, 2021 @ 3:42 pm

    Method 2 worked perfectly. Thank you for this guide.

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  11. Kobus
    January 16, 2021 @ 2:39 pm

    This did not help at all. I followed the steps to get into command line (before I found your website), but Windows then throws a hissy fit and says that I need an administrator account to do this and there is not admin account.

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    • lakonst
      January 18, 2021 @ 12:17 pm

      Boot your PC from a USB Windows 10 installation media and then follow the steps.

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  12. Uday
    December 20, 2020 @ 3:29 pm

    Thank you very much!!
    Very informative and help a lot to get out from that error.

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  13. D R Sherwood
    November 7, 2020 @ 3:05 pm

    OMG!!! I life saver. Worked EXACTLY as described. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Saved me from having to rebuild my pc from scratch. Thank you SO much.

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  14. Zachary D Sanso
    October 26, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

    Thank you so much! This literally saved me.

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  15. Nate
    October 23, 2020 @ 6:22 pm

    I also cloned a hard drive to a ssd, method 2 worked for me. Thank you, much appreciated

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  16. Kino
    September 29, 2020 @ 5:44 pm

    Method 2 saved my life. Thank you so much!

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  17. Mercury
    February 25, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Exactly the same scenario for me as Neale except I moved from SSD to M.2 NVMe and method 2 worked a charm. You saved me such a mess!! Thanks a lot.

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  18. Qwer
    December 28, 2019 @ 12:02 pm

    Thanks the second method works for me

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  19. Lil
    November 20, 2019 @ 3:35 am

    You just saved me an OS reinstall. Had to combine several of the Shift+F10 steps and for the last one, had to exit DISKPART but the UEFI boot worked. Whoohoo

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  20. Srinivasan
    October 28, 2019 @ 10:36 am

    Superb fix, i was in a trouble for 2 days completely. I used method 2 first, then method 1 and then method 2 at last, it magically worked.

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  21. Jamie
    October 13, 2019 @ 9:26 pm

    Solution 1, step 5 gave me an error that it couldn't find the drive (or something similar. I know I should have written it down. I then went through solution 2 and it worked after step 7. HOwever, I then ran a 'error check' utility and when it rebooted and completed, i was back to the blue screen unable to boot. I booted back up and went back through all steps with same result and PC is back up again. I'm afraid now some utility might break it again. What does step 8 do? Should I specify /f UEFI? Is that why the scan "broke" the boot? Other than this, THANK YOU!! I've spent a week and all day sat making clones of my HDD going out to a new SSHD and minitool had the best options allowing me to add the uefi part to the disk, but it's 2nd and booting, the PC wasn't seeing it. Anyway, thanks so much!

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  22. JESUS
    September 12, 2019 @ 8:58 pm

    ERES UN HEROE PARA MI, OPCION 2 FUNCIONO PARA MI

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  23. Breah
    August 31, 2019 @ 10:56 pm

    Method 1 failed. Method 2 worked perfectly. Thank you for this guide. Please donate as well if this helped.

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  24. roland
    August 20, 2019 @ 2:27 am

    Option 2 perfect for me :)
    Thanks

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  25. Kapil Kumar
    August 12, 2019 @ 6:53 pm

    Actually, I've installed additional ssd in main slot and hdd in disk drive slot using caddy. I installed windows on ssd,but by default recovery partition got created on hdd only. In the first time my windows shows the same error, but after going into boot menu and exiting from it boots normally. Everytime I need to do the same thing.
    I tried everything mentioned on this site and I also reinstalled windows, it also didn't solve the problem.

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    • Ángel Hernández
      August 24, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

      I have the same problem using a Dell Latitude E5530, booting up first time throws error "a required device bla bla" then i enter into bios just to press esc and then Windows is booting as normal, i have the ssd on the caddy and my hdd in the main slot, did you fix the problem somehow?

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      • Amritmay Biswas
        June 8, 2021 @ 5:18 pm

        At the end of the method 2, it shows "Failure when attempting to copy boot files."

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  26. David
    July 19, 2019 @ 6:25 pm

    Guys this one worked for me, simply check the hdd connections, I have a laptop that uses one hdd and one ssd, the ssd with the windows installed on it was slightly out of its place, I just pushed it back in the socket and voila.

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  27. Kevin Rose
    July 11, 2019 @ 11:35 pm

    Tried to clone a hard drive over to SSD and got the error message listed in this article. Option 2 worked perfectly for me. Thanks for writing this guide!

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  28. Alexandre
    June 14, 2019 @ 8:45 am

    Method 2 has worked but, during boot, a screen to select OS is shown. How to get rid of it? Thanks in advance.

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    • lakonst
      June 14, 2019 @ 11:31 am

      @Alexandre:
      1. Open the System Configuration utility (Press the Windows + R keys to open the run command box and then type "msconfig" and click OK).
      2. At the 'Boot' Tab, highlight the OS that you want to be the default and click 'Set as default.
      3. Then highlight the OS entry and click Delete.

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  29. T
    May 29, 2019 @ 9:27 pm

    Thanks a lot! Method 2 saved my day :)

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  30. neale
    May 12, 2019 @ 12:24 pm

    Thanks, Option 2 worked a treat for me after a HDD to SSD ghost clone failed to boot

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