4 Ways: Fix Path Not Found C:\Boot in Windows 11/10/8/7 Easily

Encounter Path not found C:\Boot problem in Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11? Don’t worry, this post will show you the best guideline and should help you to figure it out.


By Emily / Updated on October 16, 2023

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The Issue: Path not found - C: \ boot


My computer has some issues that I have to rebuild BCD to fix that problem. So, I run bootrec.exe to repair, it found no Windows systems (Total identified Windows installations: 0). Then, I adjust several file attributes for BCD store with the command: attrib c:\boot\bcd -h -r -s. However, I get an error states: Path not found - C:\boot. How could I fix it? Please help. Thanks.

Path Not Found

How to Fix Path Not Found C:\Boot in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7?

This path not found C:\boot error could be fixed by several ways, here they are:

#1: Set Your BIOS to UEFI

Sometimes, you might have wrong settings due to some reasons because this error, just to check if you’re setting it correctly. It might help.


#2: Repair BCD files via recovery disc

1. Start your problematic computer from the recovery disc.

2. Go to Command Prompt.

3. Input and execute: bcdboot c:\windows /s c: (where C is your Windows installed)

Your Path not found C:\boot should be fixed now, check it now. Meanwhile, you might get another error BCDboot failure when attempting to copy boot files.

#3: Repair BCD files via Windows Installation Media

1. Boot computer from the Windows installation media, select the repair mode during install now window.

2. Choose Startup Repair, and then go to Command Prompt.

3. Execute the following commands:


•select disk 0

•list partition

Remember the number of the Windows installed partition.

•select partition n (where n is the partition number where Windows installed)



•bcdboot C:\windows (C is your Windows installed partition)

#4: Rebuild MBR to fix corrupted BCD store

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is the best powerful partition manager for you to rebuild MBR safely and easily. It’s for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1,10, 11 and provides both user-friendly graphic user interface (GUI) and command line to rebuild MBR (contains BCD). Here, we are going to show you how to rebuild MBR to fix Path not found C:\Boot problem with GUI.

Before that, you have to do some preparations:
♦Another Windows computer that can boot up successfully.
♦An empty removable USB drive.
♦Download partition magic alternative - AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.
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1. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant after installing on another Windows computer, and then create WinPE USB bootable media: click "Tools" on the top toolbar and choose Make Bootable Media from the menu.

Make Bootable Media

2. Boot your problematic computer with the WinPE bootable media, and then AOMEI Partition Assistant will automatically run in your PC.

3. Then right click the system hard drive that you want to rebuild MBR, select Rebuild MBR.

Rebuild MBR

4. Choose the MBR Type for your Windows 7/8/10/11 system and click OK.

Choose MBR Type

5. Press Apply to fix Path not found C:\Boot issue.


After a few seconds, the MBR will be rebuilt and the BCD store should be repaired. Restart your computer to check if the problem is solved.

The Verdict

Apart from troubleshooting Path not found C:\Boot issue, AOMEI Partition Assistant will also help you fix operating system not found in Windows 10, BOOTMGR is missing, and help you migrate OS to SSD without losing data, check hard drive errors, etc.

For disk management, you could allocate free space from one to another to deal with low disk space, extend partition, and if any data loss happens during your operation, you can use the "Recover Data" function to retrieve lost data. For server systems, you could try more advanced functions in the Server edition as long as you wish.

Emily · Staff Editor
Emily is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; she has a great passion for providing easy solutions for people to tackle with all disk or partition management problems. In addition to writing articles about disk/partition management, she also edits great tutorials on how to back up and restore disk for data security. In her spare time, she loves to learn computer skill to improve herself or stay with her family to enjoy a good day.