If you are getting the bootrec fixboot access denied error as you try to fix boot related errors inside Command Prompt, then this is just the article for you.
The disk partitioning is expected as a reason for the bootrec fixboot access denied error.
Here, in this article, we will look at how you can fix the bootrec fixboot access denied error on Windows 10.
To fix the bootrec fixboot access denied error, there are a number of solutions that you will need to follow very carefully and make sure that there are no mistakes as that can cause other problems.
Note: To avoid any further damage, it is recommended to create a system disk.
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The bootrec fixboot access denied Windows 10 error can also be solved by performing the startup repair.
Follow the given steps to perform the startup repair.
Try running the chkdsk command if this solution isn't working for you.
One of the Windows system tools that verify the file system and fixes the issues as it runs is CHKDSK. Many Windows errors are solved by it, including the bootrec fixboot access denied Windows 10 error.
Move on to the next step, if this doesn't work out for you.
You need to prepare a Windows 10 installation disc first, in order to repair the bootloader.
To create a Windows 10 installation media, follow the given steps:
Insert the USB drive into your system as the process is completed and reboot. Then, as you see the option to boot from the USB, continue by pressing any key.
To repair the bootloader, follow the given steps:
- List disk
- Sel disk 0 (where 0 stands for the boot drive)
- List vol (note which volume is the EFI partition, mine is 4)
- Sel vol 4
- assign letter=N:
- format N: /FS:FAT32
The Bootloader will now be repaired and you can then try to run the bootrec/fixboot command and see if it works now.
The Windows fixboot access denied error should now be solved but if it isn't you can move to the next solution.
You can solve the Windows fixboot access denied error by rebuilding boot configuration data or BCD but you need to rebuild the MBR if you are getting the bootrec /fixboot access denied MBR error.
These are the steps to rebuild BCD:
- Bootrec /rebuildbcd
- Bootrec /fixmbr
- Bootrec /fixboot
Type Exit as the operation is successfully completed and restart your computer.
Check if the error is solved.
In some cases, you might get the bootrec /fixboot access denied MBR error and you have to rebuild the MBR in these cases.
Follow the steps to do so:
- bootrec /fixmbr
- bootrec /fixboot
- bootrec /scanos
- bootrec /rebuildbcd
After the process is completed, exit the command prompt and make sure that you remove the installation media and change the BIOS order.
Then, you can reboot the Windows 10 system.
If the Windows 10 fixboot access denied error is still not resolved, then you might have to reinstall Windows 10 OS on your computer.
As we have mentioned in our other articles, you can use the PC Repair tool in case of most errors as it helps you fix BSOD, DLL and other errors on Windows 10.
This is all you need to know to fix the Windows 10 fixboot access denied error.
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All the best!