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2 Methods to Restore/Repair Deleted EFI Boot Partition in Windows 10/8/7

Posted on Jan 22, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
Happen to delete EFI boot partition in your computer and cannot boot PC anymore? Don’t worry. Here in this article, we’ll provide you two effective methods to restore or repair deleted EFI partition and help you fix Windows 10/8/7 boot problem with ease.

Happen to delete the EFI boot partition in your computer and cannot boot PC anymore? Are you looking for a way to restore accidentally deleted EFI partitions including the boot partition in your PC? Don’t bother anymore. Here in this article, we’ll provide you two effective methods to restore or repair deleted EFI boot partition in Windows 10/8/7 without any obstacles. Just follow to find wanted solution and recover the deleted EFI partition now.

Method 1. Restore deleted EFI partition with partition manager software 

If you prefer simple method to restore deleted or lost EFI partition in Windows PC, you may try EaseUS Partition Master which support you to restore lost EFI partitions with ease in Windows 10/8/7 etc systems. You may directly free download this software and follow below offered solutions to restore EFI boot partition with ease now:

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 Windows 10 is supported

Step 1. Boot computer from bootable disk when EFI boot partition is lost/deleted

  • Create a WinPE bootable disk with another healthy computer which is running the same system with your PC;

Restore deleted EFI partition in Windows 10/8/7.

  • Connect the bootable disk with your computer and reboot it;
  • Select to boot from EaseUS Partition Master bootable disk;
  • Follow the on-screen guidance and you’ll get your computer to boot up then.

Step 2. Restore lost EFI boot partition 

After you can boot computer into a normal state, it’s time to restore lost EFI boot partition now. 

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master > Click Wizard > Choose Partition recovery wizard > Next;
2. Select recovery mode: Automatic or Manual > Click Next.
Automatic mode will recover all deleted or lost partitions on the unallocated space on all hard disks in your PC. But it’s not always possible to recover all partitions in this mode.
Therefore, Manual mode is more recommended to restore the exact lost partition.

Restore lost EFI boot partition.

3. Select the Unallocated space and click Next > Select a search method: Fast or Complete.
In order to find deleted EFI boot partition, we recommend you to try Complete mode.
Then click Next.

recover deleted EFI partition in Windows 10/8/7.

4. Wait for the program to find lost partitions and select the listed EFI boot partition and click Proceed
If it didn’t find the lost partition for you, you may try again to continue use the Complete search method.

After all the process, now your boot EFI partition is restored and you can check or redownload boot files into the EFI partition, set the boot order in BIOS and set to boot from your restored EFI partition again. Reboot your PC and then you can continue to use your computer again.

Method 2. Create lost/deleted EFI partition by CMD

  • Boot PC with Windows 10/8/7 installation media > press SHFIT + F10 on the first screen to bring up Command Prompt;
  • Run the following commands and click Enter each time at Command Prompt:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # Note: Select the disk where you deleted the EFI System partition.
    list partition
    create partition efi
    format quick fs=fat32
    list partition
    list volume Note: Note the volume letter where the Windows OS is installed.

Recover deleted EFI boot partition by cmd.

    exit

    bcdboot X:\windows Note: Replace "X" with the volume letter of the Windows OS partition.

Restore lost EFI partition and fix Windows fail to boot error.

BCDBoot copies the boot files from the Windows partition to the EFI System partition and creates the BCD store in the same partition.

Now you can remove the Windows installation media and restart the computer.