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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bootcfg Command in Windows 7, Vista, 2008

Bootcfg is a Recovery Console command used to build or modify the boot.ini file.

Bootcfg Command Syntax:
bootcfg /list
/list = This option will list every entry in the boot list in the boot.ini file.

bootcfg /scan
/scan = Using this option will instruct bootcfg to scan all drives for installations of Windows and then display the results.

bootcfg /rebuild
/rebuild = This option will step you through the process of rebuilding the boot.ini file.

bootcfg /default
/default = the /default switch sets the default boot entry in the boot.ini file.

bootcfg /add
/add = This option allows for the manual entry of a Windows installation in the boot.ini boot list.
Bootcfg Command Examples:
bootcfg /rebuild
In the above example, the bootcfg command scans all drives for any Windows installations, displays the results, and steps you through building the boot.ini file.

Note:
The bootcfg command is only available from within the Recovery Console in Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Bootcfg Related Commands

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