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Old 10-13-2019, 06:31 PM   #1
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Hello,

Following a blue screen, my laptop's BCD got corrupted.

I can access boot options, but F keys won't give me any other menu to work with.

I have one bootable USB key that has been used successfully to repair other laptops and that is recognized, but regardless of boot option priorities or boot overriding, the computer seems to ignore it or fail to access it.

There is currently nobody to help me unless I take hours of train/plane, and have neither a CD nor a working computer to make another bootable key.

The laptop is 6 years old, so spending for a replacement would take priority over fixing it.

Do you think I have a way to repair or should I just give up on it/think about it once I have more toolsthan at my disposal?

Thanks for bearing with me, and sorry for the trouble.
Tom
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:43 PM   #2
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Hello,

Following a blue screen, my laptop's BCD got corrupted.

I can access boot options, but F keys won't give me any other menu to work with.

I have one bootable USB key that has been used successfully to repair other laptops and that is recognized, but regardless of boot option priorities or boot overriding, the computer seems to ignore it or fail to access it.

There is currently nobody to help me unless I take hours of train/plane, and have neither a CD nor a working computer to make another bootable key.

The laptop is 6 years old, so spending for a replacement would take priority over fixing it.

Do you think I have a way to repair or should I just give up on it/think about it once I have more toolsthan at my disposal?

Thanks for bearing with me, and sorry for the trouble.
Tom
Hi and welcome to TSF. No need for apologies, we're here to help the best way we can. Edit your TSF profile to indicate which version of Windows you're running. Also, always state the make and model of the computer you're having issues with while posting a question, and the operating system it's running IF it's different from the one shown on your profile. The more info we have about the system, the better we can help.

Since you have no other PC to test the USB key on, and the system won't boot from it no matter what, and we have no idea what was contained on that key, we can assume that the key is no longer bootable, if at all functional. I say you should first get access to another system, preferably one with internet access, or as you say, once you have more tools at your disposal.
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