BootRec/Fixboot Access Denied

I have been getting the error that automatic repair couldn't repair your pc. (Log file: D:\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrai.txt).

I have tried http://troubleshooter.xyz/wiki/fix-automatic-repair-couldnt-repair-your-pc/ and I ran into the problem where bootrec/fixboot gives me an access denied msg.

So I tried this solution : https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windows-10-bootrec-fixboot-access-is-denied/747c4180-7ff3-4bc2-b6cc-81e572d546df and it gives me the same error.

My laptop is an ASUS M3 6Y30, running Windows 10.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Have you tried the other Options in the Windows Recovery Environment?

Start PC, just as the manufacturers logo disappears and Windows attempts to load, press and hold Power Button for 5 - 10 seconds to perform a Hard Shut Down

Do this twice

On the third start Windows will boot into the Recovery Environment and from there you can access System Repair, Safe Mode, Command Prompt . . . etc.

Go to Troubleshoot - Advanced Option - System Restore
Check to see if you have a restore point you can go back to

If you do not have a Restore Point, go to Troubleshoot - Advanced Option - Startup Settings and click Restart
Upon restart, press 4 to enter Safe Mode
Once in Safe Mode, backup your data if you do not already have a backup
Open Device Manager and check to make sure all your Drivers are up to date
Reboot to see if Windows will start Normally

If the above fails, go to Troubleshoot - Advanced Options - Reset this PC
Choose to keep your files and apps, just your files or to keep nothing
Then start the Reset
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Hello,

Try the sequential commands mentioned here:

https://www.kapilarya.com/fix-windows-10-master...

Let us know if this helps!
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Hi Dave,

Thank you for your reply.

I tried going back to the previous version. "We ran into a problem and won't be able to take you back to the previous version of Windows"

I have tried entering in safe mode and it flashed safe mode then went back to the "Choose an Option" screen.

I have also tried reset this PC. "There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes were made".

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Hi Kapil,

I entered bcdedit/enum and I already receive your final result, and windows still does not boot up.

Thank you,
Amar

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We are volunteers willing to help you try to resolve this issue.

Troubleshooting which may help :

How to make a Windows 10 Installation/Repair DVD or USB driver in last section below.

Boot with a Installation or Repair disc or USB drive - issue these from the Command Prompt and hit ENTER after each. (NOTE : there is a space on front of all " / " symbols.)

C:

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /scanos

bootrec /rebuildbcd

After the above you may need to run StartUp Repair (even 2 or 3 times)
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/27649-startu...

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Using EasyBCD often works when other methods do not. <-- if Bootrec did not help use this.

Translate the Windows 8/8.1 methods to Windows 10.

Fixing the Windows Bootloader via the setup DVD (7, 8, & 8.1 & 10)
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recoverin...

Recovering the Windows Bootloader (Vista, Windows 7, 8, & 8.1 & 10)
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Recoverin...

Fixing the Windows Bootloader via the setup DVD (Vista, Windows 7, 8, & 8.1 & 10)
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Repairing...

After the above you may need to run StartUp Repair (even 2 or 3 times)
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/27649-startu...

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Start fresh with a clean installation of Windows 10
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo...

Clean Install Windows 10
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

Please let us know the results and if you need further assistance.
Rob Brown - past Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - 2021
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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Hi Rob,

When I type bootrec /fixboot I receive an access denied msg. Is there a way to resolve this?

I will try the EasyBCD method.

Thank you,
Amar

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Yes you need to boot with a Windows 10 disk or USB drive.

Your drive might be C: or D: or E: or others.

AT the prompt type in C: hit enter.
Then type in DIR hit enter is Windows on that drive? You will see C:\Windows among many other folder paths.
If so continue with the bootrec .

If not repeat using D: and so on until you find the drive \Windows is on.

And the EasyBCD can also help.

We are here to help.
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Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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When I type in C: "The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable".

Automated repair did not work.

Then I try method 2: I get this error:

Any other suggestion?

Thank you Rob for your help.

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As I said on each drive designation such as C: and D: then just do a DIR C:\>DIR is what it looks like - hit enter and look for \Windows and there will be many other folders. It should be the lowest drive letter where that can be found. Then use the Bootrec commands on that drive.

And your drive looks like it is corrupted.
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Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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I tried this on X: and am currently running start up repair.

At the fixboot step I got access denied. But the other commands were successful.

Since my C: is corrupted does that mean I must restore to factory settings?

Thank you for your help!

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