CMD BCDedit Error - "The system cannot find the file specified". Please help!

Ben Ryder

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I'm currently having an issue with CS:GO where I'd recieve an error related to an issue with my system. According to Valve, this can be fixed by; enabling DEP, enabling kernal integrity and disabling kernal debugging.

However, all of these actions requires the use of the bcdedit function in the Command Prompt. I am asked to input the following commands:

bcdedit /deletevalue nointegritychecks
bcdedit /deletevalue loadoptions
bcdedit /debug off
bcdedit /deletevalue nx


Unfortunately, when I try with every one of these commands, I receive the error message:

An error occurred while attempting to reference the specified entry.
The system cannot find the file specified


I have tried enabling DEP through the "System Properties" window, however upon restart it appears there has been no change made.

I am sure many of you can understand the frustration of being unable to play your favorite game. Any help would by greatly appreciated.
 

Saga Lout

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Sorry to start with a such a basic question but did you input the commands in bulk form or one at a time, hitting the Enter key after typing the command? What happens when you just type bcedit and bnit Enter?

Did you open the Command Prompt with Administrator privileges?
 

Ben Ryder

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Yes. It is opened with elevated privledges with admin in System32, all written as single commands.

Entering just "bcdedit" returns the Boot Loader and Boot Manager stats. Bnit isn't recognised
 

Saga Lout

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Well there's your problem! Now I'm in a Windows 7 system (my Mint laptop wasn't much help earlier) I can see that delete isn't an option so where those folks got that from I know not.

Try bcdedit /bootdebug and see if that gets you anywhere.
 

Ben Ryder

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Hahaha! 'deletevalue' DOES exist. I'm not the only person in the world following Valve's guide and I'm 100% certain it addresses Windows 7 users. I'm not sure if you've heard of "Valve" or "Steam" before but it is a large company that makes and distributes video games for your computer.

You will see for yourself if you write "bcdedit /?" in console. Deletevalue is listed as a possible options.

Entering bcdedit/ bootdebug only returns: "The parameters are not valid"
 

Saga Lout

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Yes, I have heard of Steam and I looked at the Valve site before posting. My version of Windows 7 Home Premium does not show that option in a bcdedit /? search because I tried it before putting my second post and have just re-checked. I see only eleven options - if you can see it does it only show under one of the other sub-menus? If so, that needs to be included in the path.
 

Ben Ryder

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Thanks for the reply. It shows under the "Commands that operate on entry options" heading, however I doubt that is a path. I'm not sure where to find the sub-menu, however.
 

Ben Ryder

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Hahaha. There always has to be a problem with the fix to another problem when it comes to this computer. Thanks in advance.
 

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