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Thread: Windows 7 install from an SD card

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    Windows 7 install from an SD card

    Hello everyone!

    I have been purchasing a mini pc (Giata Slim N-10) without cd/dvd. I created a bootable SD card with my Windows CD and seven with the tool Windows7-USB-DVD-Tool.exe , I have chosen to boot the card reader of MiniPC in the bios.

    I have this error at startup: error \BOOT\BCD

    I also tried by using: diskpart, list disk, select disk, clean, create partition primary, format FS = NTFS etc. ...

    But still Same error. My windows CD works perfectly on my second pc.

    What to do?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008

    Boot\BCD Error on Startup

    This error occurs when one of the following conditions is met:

    • The Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr) entry is not present in the data configuration boot (BCD) store.
    • The Boot\BCD file on the active partition is damaged or missing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    Repair BCD store by Startup Repair option

    Repair the BCD store by using the Startup Repair option. You can use the Startup Repair option in the Windows Recovery Environment to repair the BCD store. To do this, follow these steps:

    • Place the installation disk of Windows Vista in the drive, then restart the computer.
    • Press a button when prompted.
    • Select a language, time, currency, and a keyboard or another input method, then click Next.
    • Click Repair your computer.
    • Click the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
    • In the dialog box System Recovery Options, click Startup Repair.
    • Restart the computer.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: Windows 7 install from an SD card

    Have you tried without your software? I've always succeeded at once by a simple copy and paste the contents of the DVD media (on a USB stick). The formatting you've done via cmd is not compulsory. Have you tried a standard USB key?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008

    how to install VMware on an SD card

    Sure you can install from a USB key, since VMware works very well for this, for example, accepts img ISO to install the system you want, here, in this case, Windows 7 ... I also seeks to this on a eeepc with LinuxMint XFCE, but .. I do not know how to install VMware on an SD card, you guys any idea?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Rebuild Windows 7 BCD

    First plugin your SD card into Windows PC and execute the following commands from an command prompt.

    • diskpart
    • list disk (find the disk number for the removable media)
    • select disk #
    • clean
    • create partition primary
    • select partition 1
    • active
    • format fs=fat32
    • assign letter=y (or any free drive letter)
    • exit
    After running all of th boave commands, complete mount the ISO and run the following command.
    xcopy x:\*.* /s/e/f y:\

    Where x is the drive letter of the mounted ISO.

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