This bootrec issue usually occurs when you’re already having some issue on the pc, and you’re performing a few of the essential recovery steps you found recommended in the particular scenario. However, when you desire to resolve a few of the boot settings handled by your Boot Manager through the bootrec / fixboot command in CMD, you get the fixboot access denied message. There’re quite a few things which might reason this issue, and you’ll have to adapt to the condition and try out the solutions best suitable to the situation. If you’re having boot problems, this command might be the most useful, and it is difficult to replace it.
Troubleshooting The Fixboot Access Denied Issue :
The bootrec /fixboot access is denied issue on Win 10 is reasoned when executing this command. You can resolve this issue by following these steps:
Fix#1: Naming Your Hidden Boot Partition On The Drive
Firstly, you ought to discover whether the laptop or computer has the boot partition stored on the core drive (SSD or hard disk) before trying to continue with the fix. A simple Google search will be capable of assisting. If there’s one, you are not capable of fixing it since it does not have the name. Still, you can allocate it one utilizing diskpart and fix it simply by following these steps. We’ll suppose that you’re having boot problems and that you’re not capable of accessing the operating system. However, with Win 10 you can make your own recovery media and utilize it for fixing the pc in no time.
Note: User all the command mentioned above in the steps without quotation marks.
Step#1: From the official site of Microsoft, download your Media Creation Tool program > open the file you have just downloaded and choose to accept the conditions and terms.
Step#2: Choose the make installation media (DVD, USB flash drive, or ISO file) for some other computer option from the first screen.
Step#3: The architecture, language, and other settings of your bootable drive will be selected based on the PC’s settings, but you ought to uncheck the utilize the suggested options for this computer for choosing the right settings for the computer which has the password linked to it (if you’re making it on some other computer, and you possibly are).
Step#4: Click Next > click the DVD or USB drive option when asked to select between DVD or USB, relying on which device you desire to utilize for storing the image on.
Step#5: Click Next and select the DVD or USB drive from the list which will display the storage media connected to the pc.
Step#6: Click Next and your Media Creation Tool will continue to download the necessary files for installing make the installation device.
Now that you possibly have the recovery media, we can begin actually fixing the booting problem by opening the CMD from within your recovery drive which you ought to boot from.
Step#1: Insert your installation drive or which you’ve just made and boot the pc. The following steps are diverse from one OS to the other, so follow accordingly:
- Windows Vista, XP, And 7: Win Setup ought to open asking you to enter the preferred date and time and language settings. Tripe them properly and select the Repair the pc option from the bottom of your window. Keep the first radio button chosen when asked with utilize the recovery tools or restore the pc > click Next. Select CMD when asked with the select a recovery tool option.
- Windows 8, 8.1, And 10: You’ll see a select the keyboard layout window so select the one you desire to utilize. The select an option screen will come up so go to the Troubleshoot > choose Advanced Options > choose Command Prompt.
Step#2: Now that you are in the CMD window, try to run the ‘diskpart,’ ‘sel disk 0’ and ‘list vol’ commands (without quotation marks) and make certain you hit Enter key after each command.
Step#3: Now verify that your Extensible Firmware Interface partition (EPS–EFI Partition) is utilizing the FAT32 file system and allocate a drive letter to that. It can be accomplished with the ‘set vol <number of volume>’, ‘assign letter= <drive letter>:’ and ‘exit’ commands (without quotation marks). Note that <number of volume> has to be replaced with the digit you perceive next to your Extensible Firmware Interface partition (EFI) and <drive letter> is any letter you desire to allocate to that as long as some other volume is not utilizing it.
Step#4: Now that you’ve allocated a letter to your boot drive, enter the ‘cd /d <drive letter>:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\’ command for going to your Boot folder. This time, the <drive letter> ought to be replaced with the same one you utilized above for your Extensible Firmware Interface partition.
Step#5: ‘bootrec /Fixboot’ command is utilized for resolving the Extensible Firmware Interface Partition which is utilized for booting the pc, and you should not get the fixboot access is denied error when running it:
Step#6: The last step is rebuilding the Binary-Coded Decimal (BCD) using two commands which are ‘ren BCD BCD.old’ and ‘bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s <boot letter>: All’. The first command will back up your old Binary-Coded Decimal and the second command will remake it. This time the <drive letter> ought to be replaced with your drive you utilize to allocate your Extensible Firmware Interface partition:
Step#7: Check to know if the issue still appears on the computer.
Note: If you still get the same denial error on the fifth step when running your commands, then simply try to run the ‘bootrec /rebuildbcd’ command instead.’
Then, just enter exit and skip the sixth step completely.
Fix#2: Running The Automatic Repair After Naming Your Volume
This fix is utilized as an addition to the Fix#1. If you’ve carried out the steps mentioned above up until naming your volume by allocating it the letter but you‘re still facing the access is denied when running the bootrec commands, you can now utilize the Automatic Repair tool for resolving the issue automatically for you.
Step#1: First, insert your installation drive or which you’ve made and boot the pc. You have possibly made and prepared it in the Fix#1. These steps are diverse from one OS to the other, so follow these accordingly:
- Windows Vista, XP And 7: Win Setup ought to open asking you to enter your preferred date and time and language settings. Type them properly and select the Repair the pc option from the bottom of your window. Keep the first radio button chosen when asked with utilize the recovery tools or restore the pc and click Next. Select the Startup Repair when asked with the select a recovery tool option.
- Windows 8, 8.1, And 10: You’ll see a select the keyboard layout window so select the one you desire to utilize. Then choose the option screen will emerge so go to Troubleshoot > choose Advanced Options > go to Startup Repair/Automatic Repair.
Step#2: Now that you’ve accessed Startup or Automatic Repair, the steps will now change from one OS to the other again. On Win 10, you’ll see the Window uttering Preparing the Automatic Repair followed by a prompt to select the Account and type in the password.
Step#3: Then, a new window will emerge, so make certain you stay serene and follow the on-screen instructions correctly. Check if the Automatic Repair has managed to fix the bootrec issue.