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Messed up Boot Config. What to do now?

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I had posted this on another forum:


Well, long story short, I installed Ubuntu and then wanted to uninstall it. Read that I needed to use EasyBCD to restore my boot config and I messed up by choosing the wrong partition (not drive, partition). So now my computer won't boot up and I get the error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might b the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Windows....
2. Choose your language....
3. Click....

If you do not have the disc.....

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
I have he recovery disc on a USB and tried following this guide:
Recovering the Windows Bootloader from the DVD - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

Every time I get to "attrib -h -s C:\boot\BCD", it says he file can't be found. I'm pretty sure my boot drive is C. So right now I don't know what to do. I really don't want to lose my data, so I'm hoping that I don't have to format. This is a Sony Vaio laptop, so I may end up bringing it to the Sony store tomorrow to see what they can do.


Someone replied saying to set my Windows partition as my active partition and I replied with:


Thank you for the reply!

How exactly would I go about setting my Windows partition as my active drive?

Edit: Okay, so I'm trying what you suggested. Only thing is, I don't know which partition to choose.

Partition 1 - Recovery - 13gb
Partition 2 - Primary - 100mb
Partition 3 - Primary - 535gb
Partition 0 - Extended - 47gb
Partition 4 - Logical - 41gb
Partition 5 - Logical - 6124mb

Ive gone through each partition and tried to make them active and I was only able to make 1, 2, and 3 active. I then tried the Startup Repair and none worked.


Anyways, now I'm stuck. I've tried the active partitions and attempted to use the guide above but I keep getting stuck at the 'attrib -h -s C:\boot\BCD' line. Anyone have any suggestions?
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