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Im having a little issue with my dual boot after a clean install of Windows 8.1. Up to the clean install everything was working fine.

Basically I have a SSD which is my primary Windows 8 install, on my data drive I have a VHD of Windows 8 which I have all my PC games installed on. So when I want to play a game I reboot the machine and choose the VHD to boot from, so it uses all the PC resources as a normal build would do.

 

After the rebuild I wanted to add the VHD back into the Windows 8 boot manager. The following code usually works after mounting the VHD: 

J:\windows\system32\bcdboot J:\windows /s J:

However I don

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Anyone? 

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Try opening Disk Management and "Attach" the VHD. 

It should initialize it for use under the new installation. 

 

While you have it attached, be sure to check that the drive is usable and working correctly. 

 

If there is a problem with the VHD itself, Disk Management should identify them when you attach it.

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No problem with the VHD, attaches every time without any issues. 

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Are you on BIOS or UEFI?

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UEFI

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