Solved msconfig boot section is blank after re-creating boot partition


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Hi everyone
I am 2000's guy back from ME and XP era when there was no need to understand such terms as MBR, UEFI, etc, just saying that I don't know what all that stuff is about and how it correlates to each other, all I know that there should be so-called boot partition, so my problem is:
I have two physical NVMe, #0 and #1. Originally I installed Win 10 onto #0 and then Win 11 onto #1. After that I erased #0 completely so #0 became whole unallocated. Then I had to re-create boot partition on disk #1, followed random diskpart tutorial and it worked, Win 11 is loading without a problem. The only thing that confused me after that tutorial was I had 100mb partition with EFI folder showing up in "This PC" folder, I hid it by removing drive's letter.

After that I tried to encrypt #1 with bitlocker and got an error saying "requested system device cannot be found", google suggested that it is related to boot partition somehow. Checked msconfig boot section and it is empty now, cannot hit any button there.

Googled for a solution, found out that missing boot configuration can relate to different issues which confused me even more since I don't understand what are UEFI, MBR, GPT etc. Tried "Startup Repair" with Win 11 USB, didn't work at all. Tried bootrec solution using the same Win 11 USB with rebuildbcd, fixmbr and fixboot prompts, didn't help either. Was getting error after rebuildbcd command.

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Any help?
Thanks in advance!
 
Windows Build/Version
22H2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11 pro
What do you want for each disk 0 and disk 1?


Please run disk par info and tuneup plus > post share links





 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
What do you want for each disk 0 and disk 1?
Hey!
I want disk 0 as a a storage drive and disk 1 to be healthy enough to apply bitlocker to it. I can't tell what is "healthy" in this context, from my perspective boot thing is not configured correctly, but Windows is able to start up. It is not what I can explain cuz I don't have enough knowledge

both txt's attached
 

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System One

  • OS
    11 pro
Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

reagentc /enable
reagentc /info

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

diskpart
sel dis 1
sel par 2
shrink desired=1000
create partition primary id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes =0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label=”Windows RE”
lis vol
exit

reagentc /enable
reagentc /info


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
should I restart PC before running reagentc /enable ?
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Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

diskpart
sel dis 1
sel par 2
shrink desired=1000
create partition primary id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes =0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label=”Windows RE”
lis vol
exit

reagentc /enable
reagentc /info


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My Computer

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  • OS
    11 pro
Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

bcdedit /enum all

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
You need to set the correct id for the 100mb partition. C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B

Can be done with diskgenius free .
Rt click the 100mb and select Modify partition parameters.
Select EFI system partition in the dropdown and it will automatically set the ID.
Then Click OK.
Then click Save ALL at top rt.


Or with diskpart commands.


Rt click the 100mb and select Modify partition parameters.

dg-rt-click-modify1.jpg

Select EFI system partition in the dropdown and it will automatically set the ID.

dg-rt-click-modify2.jpg

Then Click OK.


dg-esp-parameters.jpg

Then click Save ALL at top rt.

dg-rt-click-modify-save-all3.jpg
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
After these manipulations and followed up PC restart I have Windows 11 record in msconfig>boot. Thank you so much. Not sure if zbook's suggestions made it work too but anyway really appreciate your time guys.

For everyone else who has same issue with bitlocker while trying to encrypt OS partition, after having boot thing fixed, I got new error from bitlocker which said "the system cannot find the file specified" instead the old one which was "the requested system device cannot be found" and was related to the boot partition thing. this one "the system cannot find the file specified" I fixed easily by removing ReAgent.xml 2KB file from here: C:\Windows\System32\Recovery\
followed up with
Code:
manage-bde -on c: -rp
command, rebooted PC and now my bitlocker working encrypting C drive right now!
Thanks everyone. Peace
You need to set the correct id for the 100mb partition. C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B

Can be done with diskgenius free .
Rt click the 100mb and select Modify partition parameters.
Select EFI system partition in the dropdown and it will automatically set the ID.
Then Click OK.
Then click Save ALL at top rt.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11 pro
:-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
Please post a new disk par info share link



These were the next planned steps:
Code:
1) Make a new restore point:

https://www.elevenforum.com/t/create-system-restore-point-in-windows-11.3602/


2) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

diskpart
sel dis 1
sel par 3
set id=c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b override
exit

bcdedit /enum all
reagentc /enable
reagentc /info


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
DiskPar txt attached
May I please have a brief explanation of what was going on? Why is this the case? Why Windows can load but inside Windows itself it keeps saying "no boot option available" (or smth like that)

Thanks again!
Please post a new disk par info share link



These were the next planned steps:
Code:
1) Make a new restore point:

https://www.elevenforum.com/t/create-system-restore-point-in-windows-11.3602/


2) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

diskpart
sel dis 1
sel par 3
set id=c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b override
exit

bcdedit /enum all
reagentc /enable
reagentc /info


Post an image or share link.
 

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My Computer

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Please open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:

reagentc /enable
reagentc /info

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BitLocker Drive Encryption Partitioning Requirements​

BitLocker must use a system partition that is separate from the Windows partition. The system partition:

  • Must be configured as the active partition.
  • Must not be encrypted or used to store user files.
  • Must have at least 250 MB of space.
  • May be shared with a recovery partition.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
Please post a new disk management.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
There may be a member that has troubleshooted bitlocked drives.


One option may be to decrypt then perform an in place upgrade repair (after detaching the cable to disk 0).



2 If the Windows drive is encrypted by BitLocker, then you will need to either suspend or turn off BitLocker for the Windows drive before doing a repair install. Once installation has finished, you can resume or turn on BitLocker again.






Code:
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
Information:

    Windows RE status:         Disabled
    Windows RE location:     
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
    Recovery image location: 
    Recovery image index:      0
    Custom image location:   
    Custom image index:        0


Code:
Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

Samsung SSD 980 PRO 2TB
Disk ID: {3E63E0A8-71B3-4530-B7B6-1E2F47DBAD54}
Type   : NVMe
Status : Online
Path   : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1A00)#PCI(0000)#NVME(P00T00L00)
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : Yes
Pagefile Disk  : Yes
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : Yes
Clustered Disk  : No

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 1     C                NTFS   Partition   1861 GB  Healthy    Boot 
  Volume 2         Windows RE   NTFS   Partition   1000 MB  Healthy    Hidden
  Volume 3                      FAT32  Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Reserved            16 MB  1024 KB
  Partition 2    Primary           1861 GB    17 MB
  Partition 3    Recovery          1000 MB  1861 GB
  Partition 4    System             100 MB  1862 GB

Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

Partition 1
Type    : e3c9e316-0b5c-4db8-817d-f92df00215ae
Hidden  : Yes
Required: No
Attrib  : 0X8000000000000000
Offset in Bytes: 1048576

There is no volume associated with this partition.

Partition 2 is now the selected partition.

Partition 2
Type    : ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7
Hidden  : No
Required: No
Attrib  : 0000000000000000
Offset in Bytes: 17825792

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
* Volume 1     C                NTFS   Partition   1861 GB  Healthy    Boot 

Partition 3 is now the selected partition.

Partition 3
Type    : de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
Hidden  : Yes
Required: Yes
Attrib  : 0X8000000000000001
Offset in Bytes: 1999245410304

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
* Volume 2         Windows RE   NTFS   Partition   1000 MB  Healthy    Hidden

Partition 4 is now the selected partition.

Partition 4
Type    : c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b
Hidden  : Yes
Required: No
Attrib  : 0X8000000000000000
Offset in Bytes: 2000293986304

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
* Volume 3                      FAT32  Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System


Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume6
path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-us
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {c07c50a9-fc46-11ee-9497-af00a25b0c85}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
description             Windows 11
locale                  en-us
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
isolatedcontext         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {c07c50a9-fc46-11ee-9497-af00a25b0c85}
nx                      OptIn
bootmenupolicy          Standard
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
Definately decrypt the machine before running repairs

In admin cmd prompt:
Batch:
manage-bde c: -off

To check decryption status(repeat as necessary):
Batch:
manage-bde c: -status

You only get one WinRe with your system, if you delete it, it’s gone. When changing partitions or before cloning into new hardware you should always reagentc /disable beforehand to preserve your RE image (it will move back into System32\Recovery on the windows partiton)

Doing the repair install as suggested may resolve the issue 👍
 

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System One

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    PE
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