(Solved) Windows Recovery: Failed To Save Startup Options
Windows Recovery, when run from USB thumbdrive or USB HDD, sometimes produces the following error: "Failed to save startup options". This error is caused by multiplicity of System Reserved Partitions. First one exists on your HDD, another one exists on the USB thumbdrive you are running Windows Recovery from. An attempt to update System Reserved Partition located on USB removable storage device leads to the "Failed to save startup options" error.
Instead of Windows Recovery, Mount & Boot Center of Emergency Boot Kit can be used to fix various Windows boot problems.
1. Symptoms of this problem
"Failed To Save Startup Options" error message occurs during Windows Recovery:
in this context:
2. Cause of this problem
When Windows Recovery is run from USB thumbdrive or USB HDD, it has two System Partitions available:
So there are two NT6 bootloaders, two BCD hives and two of other System Reserved Partition's features.
Windows Recovery is confused by multiplicity of System Reserved Partitions, and unable to update BOOT_CONFIGURATION_DATA Registry Hive of System Reserved Partition located on the removable disk, because under normal conditions this hive is supposed to be located on the fixed disk. Hence the error.
3. How to solve this problem
Don't use Windows Recovery. Use Mount & Boot Center of Emergency Boot Kit instead. It can:
List of boot problems Mount & Boot Center can fix: