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  1. Forgive me, but the description of this issue may be a bit lengthy. I've been working on it for over a week, but I'll try to boil it down to the essentials. Also, I couldn't determine with any certainty if this belongs in another section, so if a Mod believes it would be more appropriate to move it, I won't be offended. The issue I've been having is that whenever some feature of Windows prompts a restart into some special environment, I'm greeted with the Windows logo and a message saying "Please Wait" with no spinning dots. It stays there for over a minute, with no disk activity, and then a blank, light-blue screen appears...Then, after two or three hours, the system shuts down.I first noticed it when I tried to use several of the features in the built-in Advanced Recovery Menu. It happened whenever I tried to launch a Command Prompt or perform a System Reset from WRE. I didn't really consider it a pressing issue because all of the options work fine if I launch them from an installation media. But then it came to pass that enough other issues came up that I needed to do a repair install (in-place upgrade), which I've had much success with in the past. Everything went fine until the reboot stage and then the same thing happened. Windows logo, followed by a blank blue screen. I work in a lot of different disciplines and have over 100 programs installed, so I was desperately trying to avoid having to start from scratch again, but I finally got fed up and performed a clean install. Everything went great. Windows boots up fine. But I still got the same result whenever I tried to perform the functions I just described. Except now the light-blue screen was showing an error message...0xC1900101 - 0x20017The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation.Some research told me that this has something to do with the actual boot process. Possibly device issues (I had unplugged everything but keyboard, mouse, and monitor long ago).In the course of trying fixes, I saw that a bootable disk I had in my DVD drive throughout most of this period was trying to load after a reboot. That had never happened before. So I checked my BIOS, and sure enough, the DVD drive was set as the first item in the boot order. Apparently, I changed it so I could boot up my Macrium Reflect disk and reload backups when I was troubleshooting.I moved my SSD to the first position and, Whala!! , all of the issues with my clean installation went away. So, naturally, I thought there's no reason I shouldn't load my last full backup with the new BIOS adjustment and everything would be peachy again. But no love.And now, after much more research and testing, I strongly believe this issue is connected with how the BCD or BCD Store are configured. All my drives (5 of them) are configured as GPT, so I've been working with BCDEdit, BCDBoot, and MountVol in an effort to correct them. I'm not an expert in this area and don't really know how to spot problems.So, I'm hoping people in this community could take a look at my config output and let me know if there are any glaring errors. I suspect that some entry is pointing to somewhere it shouldn't.The drive config...(this would actually be HardDrive4, since MiniTool Partition Wizard numbers them starting at 1 instead of zero)and the code... PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> bcdedit /enum all Firmware Boot Manager --------------------- identifier {fwbootmgr} displayorder {bootmgr} {13e64c1b-e22a-11e8-8d84-806e6f6e6963} timeout 2 Windows Boot Manager -------------------- identifier {bootmgr} device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2 path \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI description Windows Boot Manager locale en-US inherit {globalsettings} default {current} resumeobject {13ed97cc-662d-11e8-8d0d-4ccc6a0e3428} displayorder {current} toolsdisplayorder {memdiag} timeout 10 Firmware Application (101fffff) ------------------------------- identifier {13e64c1b-e22a-11e8-8d84-806e6f6e6963} description UEFI: HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH14NS40 Windows Boot Loader ------------------- identifier {current} device partition=C: path \WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi description Windows 10 locale en-US inherit {bootloadersettings} recoverysequence {cea49adf-6993-11e8-8bde-f25363603188} displaymessageoverride CommandPrompt recoveryenabled Yes isolatedcontext Yes allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075 osdevice partition=C: systemroot \WINDOWS resumeobject {13ed97cc-662d-11e8-8d0d-4ccc6a0e3428} nx OptIn bootmenupolicy Standard Windows Boot Loader ------------------- identifier {cea49adf-6993-11e8-8bde-f25363603188} device ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume5]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{cea49ae0-6993-11e8-8bde-f25363603188} path \windows\system32\winload.efi description Windows Recovery Environment locale en-US inherit {bootloadersettings} displaymessage Recovery osdevice ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume5]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{cea49ae0-6993-11e8-8bde-f25363603188} systemroot \windows nx OptIn bootmenupolicy Standard winpe Yes Resume from Hibernate --------------------- identifier {13ed97cc-662d-11e8-8d0d-4ccc6a0e3428} device partition=C: path \WINDOWS\system32\winresume.efi description Windows Resume Application locale en-US inherit {resumeloadersettings} recoverysequence {cea49adf-6993-11e8-8bde-f25363603188} recoveryenabled Yes isolatedcontext Yes allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075 filedevice partition=C: filepath \hiberfil.sys bootmenupolicy Standard debugoptionenabled No Windows Memory Tester --------------------- identifier {memdiag} device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2 path \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\memtest.efi description Windows Memory Diagnostic locale en-US inherit {globalsettings} badmemoryaccess Yes EMS Settings ------------ identifier {emssettings} bootems No Debugger Settings ----------------- identifier {dbgsettings} debugtype Local RAM Defects ----------- identifier {badmemory} Global Settings --------------- identifier {globalsettings} inherit {dbgsettings} {emssettings} {badmemory} Boot Loader Settings -------------------- identifier {bootloadersettings} inherit {globalsettings} {hypervisorsettings} Hypervisor Settings ------------------- identifier {hypervisorsettings} hypervisordebugtype Serial hypervisordebugport 1 hypervisorbaudrate 115200 Resume Loader Settings ---------------------- identifier {resumeloadersettings} inherit {globalsettings} Setup Ramdisk Options --------------------- identifier {ramdiskoptions} description Macrium Reflect System Recovery ramdisksdidevice partition=C: ramdisksdipath \boot\Macrium\boot.sdi Device options -------------- identifier {cea49ae0-6993-11e8-8bde-f25363603188} description Windows Recovery ramdisksdidevice partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume5 ramdisksdipath \Recovery\WindowsRE\boot.sdi PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> mountvolCreates, deletes, or lists a volume mount point. Possible values for VolumeName along with current mount points are: \\?\Volume{000239c7-5ab0-2afe-a7cc-d1018e730400}\D:\ \\?\Volume{c5f31603-ecd0-4d6d-b493-b5ee572eefbd}\F:\ \\?\Volume{ef7e1643-8338-4a86-8828-53167cfdb60d}\H:\ \\?\Volume{9d0c06df-e1d8-4a69-9687-fa5e3057290e}\L:\ \\?\Volume{0d8b9d83-6995-4d99-a3e1-87e300f82c7d}\C:\ \\?\Volume{93ba7901-0e77-4ada-8771-cc53d6336748}\*** NO MOUNT POINTS *** \\?\Volume{79b9209e-27d4-11e8-8c6d-4ccc6a0e3428}\E:\ \\?\Volume{094d16b4-789f-46bc-a6bb-241cd980af2c}\*** NO MOUNT POINTS *** PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> The C: drive is connected to a built-in M.2 slot on the Motherboard, so it can't be moved. And the E: drive is a virtual device that I've been using since long before these issues started. The rest are all SATA. I did have a boot option set up so I could choose to launch Macrium Reflect on startup, optionally installed by their software, but I reinstalled it without that option during debugging attempts.If you got this far, I salute you, and thanks in advance for any effort put forth.
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