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Internal hard disk drive not found.

Hey all I have an Alienware X51 R3 and I was messing with my command prompt and accidentally changed what I believe is the path too boot my hard drive... In the command prompt I said

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\


I then reset my computer and now I get a "Internal hard disk drive not found to resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive. No bootable devices. Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 enter Setup Menu, F5 enter PSA" 

I don't know what to do, I can boot my Linux OS by inserting my USB and I can mount my HDD and access everything in there. However I dont know how to boot my windows OS. How can I fix this? How can I fix the path back to my HDD?  

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You will need external media to boot into the Command Prompt, either a Recovery Drive or Install Media.  You may be able to download the install media from Dell and make a bootable flash drive.

Another alternative might be to boot into the media and run the command below.

bootrec /rebuildbcd

The real entry looks like the one below.. Of course, your volume numbers and GUID numbers will probably be different.

path                    \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI

While there you might do a bcdedit  to make sure it looks something like this.

indows 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            {4e9d279a-ec49-11e4-933d-a8eac534f6b4}

displayorder            {current}

toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}

timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader


identifier              {current}

device                  partition=C:

path                    \WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi

description             Windows 10

locale                  en-US

inherit                 {bootloadersettings}

recoverysequence        {4e9d279c-ec49-11e4-933d-a8eac534f6b4}

recoveryenabled         Yes

isolatedcontext         Yes

allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075

osdevice                partition=C:

systemroot              \WINDOWS

resumeobject            {4e9d279a-ec49-11e4-933d-a8eac534f6b4}

nx                      OptIn

bootmenupolicy          Standard

XPS 9365, Inspiron 7567 Gaming, Inspiron 7779, XPS One 2720, AW3423DW
System fully Win 11 compliant
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Very helpful so far thank you! I've managed to boot from a USB and get into my command prompt. Here is what it looks like after I changed to \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI, however it still does't work.

I know volume 1 is my main HDD, but thats as far as I've gotten. 

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