“The access is denied” when executing bootrec /fixBoot

Hi Jake!

I am trying to solve the boot problem with my HP laptop, because when i worked the windows 10 crashed. I have the issue with error code 0xc0000185. First i tried the first methode that you suggested but it didn’t work. Then i tried the second 1 and i got to the second step where i had to write “bootrec /fixBoot” but then the system responded “access is denied”. Could you help me please?
Thank you for your answer.

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  1. 577
    UGetFix.com says:
    Dear visitor,

    You can find all information regarding this problem on this post. Nevertheless, for a quick solution, try to perform these steps:

    1. Copy and paste the following commands into Command Prompt. Press Enter after each of them:

    sel disk 0
    list vol

    2.Now verify the EFI partition by using the FAT32 file system as well as to assign a drive letter with it. For the sake of doing so, type these commands in Command Prompt and press Enter after each of them.

    sel vol
    assign letter=:

    3. Now repair the Boot record by running the following commands. Press Enter after each of them:

    cd /d :\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\
    bootrec /FixBoot

    4. Now you need to rebuild the BCD store. For this purpose, copy and paste the following command and hit Enter after it:

    ren BCD BCD.old

    5. Finally, copy and paste the command below and press Enter.

    bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s : All

    Now check if the access is denied problem is gone.

    Good luck,
    UgetFix.com team
  2. 2
    Nicolae Iustin Popescu says:
    Hi! I resolved this issue by formating the 500mb drive windows 10 makes, where the boot files reside, restarted the pc and ran the automatic startup repair tool.

    I have to mention that I had legacy bios (not ieri) and before the restart I did do a fixmbr, fixboot which gave me the same error, scanos, and rebuildbcd which now worked ok. But I don't think all this had any influence, still I wanna mention all the steps I took.
  3. 2
    Nicolae Iustin Popescu says:
    Formated the 500mb partition using ntfs, rebooted and ran the automatic startup repair, BAAAM! It booted perfectly since then!
  4. 1
    cab says:
    @Nicolae: Are you saying you formatted a little partition holding the boot files that is first on disk 0 but not visible by diskpart? I would not even know how to access that partition. Could you share more information on how you accomplished that, fo me and other readers?

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