06 February 2015

Fix Windows 8 when it's not booting

Just a post to remember what to do when the harddrive is unable to boot windows 8 after playing around with partitions in linux :)

I tried to use the repair function within the windows 8 installation and got the following message:

Windows 8.1 auffrischen – Fehler “Das Laufwerk ist gesperrt, bitte entsperren Sie das Laufwerk”

To fix it open the command prompt and use these commands:

  • bootrec /fixmbr 
  • bootrec /fixboot 
  • bootrec /scanos 
  • bootrec /rebuildbcd
Restart and windows should be able to boot again. If not run chkdsk


  • chkdsk C: /f /x /r

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