[Solved] What is needed to add to manually created BCD, when OS drive uses BitLocker

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by moderate, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

    Aug 31, 2009
    #1 moderate, Aug 6, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015

    I have the following configuration:

    1 HDD MBR:
    1 - 350MB System Reserved NTFS Active
    2 - The rest of space - BitLocker OS drive

    I am creating BCD manually by:

    bcdboot W:\Windows /s S:
    bootsect /nt60 S: /force /mbr

    but 1s after booting I get BSOD:

    WINLOAD.EXE wasn't located.

    (I restored the backed-up partitions [raw processed - bit2bit is same]), but I need to boot.) :))

    So question is:

    What has to be added to System Reserved Drive (with BCD) after "bcdboot W:\Windows /s S:", when I need to access/start from OS drive with BitLocker? ie: How to add BitLocker support to BCD manually in command line?


    Of course when I will decrypt OS partition on another PC and then create BCD, I will be able to boot, but ir is too slow way...
  2. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

    Aug 31, 2009
    I have solved that.

    The mistake was that in the bcdboot W:\Windows /s S: I used such source installation, where was same type OS (W8-1-1) but not on BitLocker drive. I was lazy to mount BitLocker drive and thought, that for same OS the boot files will be same.

    So at the end I got correct BCD but without BitLocker support.