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I'm trying to connect a C# program to an Access database, but the wizard keeps crashing every time... Here's as far as I can get...

Wizard opens up
Click "New Connection"
Click "Change"
Select "Microsoft Access Database File" from combo box.
Click "OK"
Type "PROVIDER=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;DATA SOURCE="C:\\Data\\TimeSheet.mdb;" into the ConnectionString text box (tried leaving it blank as well).
Click "Test Connection"
Receive "Test connection succeeded." message box
Click OK
Click OK to continue wizard

This is where I receive the error message, which is

"Format of the initialization string does not conform to specification starting at index 0."

If I set up the connection, data adapter, and dataset in the program itself, I don't have any problem, just if I try to use the wizard. Also tried to set it up in VB .NET, but have the exact same problem. Thanks in advance.

Try specifying just the folder name and not the filename, you can specify the file later in the code.

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On OCR Wizard Configuration I get Recognition Error>Error HP Office Jet T Series not found; trying to open Default source>Error:Cannot open Twain default source>Error:cannot get info from scanner>Select source is blank. 1st, How do I enter Select source to show Twain HP Office Jet T Series in window. 2nd, OCR is READ iris is this limited. Will I have fore-go OCR Wizard and Just scan. Thank you. I've been trying to get hold of IRIS support and HP, but no luck.

A:OCR Wizard Configuration

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This is my Configuration Wizard .

A:eXDj Security Configuration Wizard

Good config
and for smooth scroll..you can enable it on chrome://flags

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I joind to this community in 2015,my knowledge in malware was zero and i learned alot.
my computer was shared with my kids and they infected the pc every week as they touched everything and entered to all sites they want.
I bought new computer that now only private to me,and they have their own computer highly secured too.

From the last time i infected in the previous year,i never infected again! even if i enter to bad sites,or download dangerous files also i tested my protection when i tried infect my pc with virus samples of 2015.

The computer running smooth with this protection,i also running weekly virus/malware check with all my tools,and backup every week also.

A:Otms 2016 Configuration Wizard

Good Configuration nothing to add.But add a VM to test Viruses.Thanks for sharing with us.

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That's All=)

A:leojohnpc Security Wizard Configuration

Cool config

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My security config

A:La Ode Safar's Security Configuration Wizard

I would remove Spyhunter see here.
Is spyhunter a rogue/scareware?
Written Review - What does Spyhunter do?

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Introducing Security Configuration Wizard 3.0

Spoiler: Versioning
VERSION 1.0 IN 2011
VERSION 2.0 IN 2014
VERSION 2.5 IN 2015
VERSION 3.0 IN 2016

What's New and Improved?

New: 'Visual Feedback' to distinguish between a 'Secure' and 'Potentially At Risk' security setup. (Currently in Beta phase. Usage, implementation or termination of this feature may occur at any time without prior notice).
New: Combination of sharing your PC and Mobile devices, in a single thread.
Improved: Forms that are more suited to a wider range of Operating Systems.
Improved: Enhanced focus on Security-related questions.
Improved: Changes to layout, description and other minor details.

What is the Security Configuration Wizard?

Here at MalwareTips.com Forum we encourage all members to share their PC Security Setups, because not only are you sharing your knowledge, you are receiving feedback on how to improve your security. It could also help other less experienced users on how to secure their computers.​
Bonus: Valid use for your own entry into our Official MalwareTips.com Giveaways.​
Getting Started

We ask all members to post in the Security Configuration Wizard forum only. Questions regarding your security setup, what to use and what to uninstall, should be kept in your current configuration thread.​
Members are advised to keep a single active topic for their current configurations. Users are allowed to edit their threads, following this... Read more

A:Posting in the Security Configuration Wizard Forum (2016 Updates)

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How To Create a Security Configuration Thread?​
At the Top of the Forums, hover over the Malware Help and click on Security Configuration Wizard.

Spoiler: Method 2 (Alternate)
Alternatively, scroll down to Malware Removal and Prevention Services, and click on Security Configuration Wizard.

In the top right of the Malware Help forum, click on the "Post New Thread" button (blue on hover).

Fields marked with Required are mandatory for all members. Optional fields are user choice for including any information. For example; the 'OS Build' is optional, but recommended for Other OS or Insider Preview users.

The last step if to leave a comment in the description box with any details that you think are necessary. It's a required field.

Tags - Find out more.
Preview button only displays the contents of the description box.

Continue to FAQ
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Alright..... I started today off trying to fix this Gateway laptop because it wouldnt get past the splash screen. It would boot up and I would try to spam F2 (for BIOS) or F10 (for boot menu).. F10 would show some of the stuff loading(mem check and whatnot.. and would show "No TPM or TPM has problem".. The only fix I found for that was to remove one stick of memory and try.. I did that every sort of way with no luck.

Now im not sure if it tried to get past that part or not.. but after about an hour of messing with it(never getting past that splash screen) I am now getting the error "PXE-E05: The LAN adapter's configuration is corrupted .. can not boot"... That error is up for a minute and then its back at the spash screen. Just sits there.. forever and ever.

I cannot enter bios or boot from a CD/USB. Ive reset the ram. Ive tried removing the battery and draining power from the laptop.

Im not sure what else I can do. Ive Googled my butt off and cant find any fixes. Everything always mentioning to go into safe mode or Bios... neither of which I can get to.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

A:PXE-E05: The LAN adapter's configuration is corupted

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I play World of Warcraft and for some reason my latency is really high. We recently upgraded our ISP to high-speed internet, and I thought that might help. I was fiddling with the network adapter device properties and maybe I did something I shouldn't have... Now it is even worse. I am running Vista and what I want to know is what should all the settings in "Control Panel/Device Manager/Network Adapters/Realtek RTL8168C(P) 8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)/Advanced" be?

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I am having problems connecting to the internet. Windows Network Dignostics is indicating that my network adapter "Local Area Connection" is not configured to use the IP protocol. It also indicated that the "Realtek PCIe GBC Family Controller" is experiencing driver or hardware related issues and that I should ensure the IP bindings are correct. To ensure that the "IP version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and IP version 6 (TCP/IPv6) are selected in the configuration for the network adapter "Local Area Connection", they are selected. When reviewing the adapter in device manager, it indicates that the device is working properly and that the lastest driver is being used - Driver version dated 9/02/09 - 6.227.902.2009. My connections was working on 12/24/09. I installed a windows update on 12/24/09, service pack 212 24 2009 that appears to have loaded some system 32 drivers (KB917607) in addition to win32 help.exe. I restarted my computer on 12/26/09 and have not had internet connection since. I also tried attaching a D-link wireless connection which the computer recognizes and indicated taht I have a wireless connection but I am still not connecting to the internet. I am using my laptop to access using the wireless. Can someone help

Hello,

It sounds like windows tried to update to the "newest driver." Whats the model and brand of this laptop? i.e. HP Pavilion dv4 1280us

From there I can go to HP site and post a link to the download of the latest and greatest driver.

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Support FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS/NTFS5 file systems.

A:EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard - 3 Day Giveaway

Thanks Dinesh. I'll give it a try.

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I have an HP p6616 desktop that came with a Realtek PCIe FE Family Ethernet adapter that cannot exceed a speed of 10 Mbps. After working with an HP customer support rep, he concluded that I had a bad set of chips. I purchased another Ethernet adapter, Realtek PCIe GBE Family, and I cannot get it to connect to the internet. Troubleshooting continually gives the ?Invalid IP Configuration? message. I tried the new adapter on another Windows 7 computer and it worked beautifully. I have tried many of the suggestions on this forum, but nothing has solved the problem, it is still getting an IPv4 address of 169.254.x.x.

ipconfig /all is attached below. In this case, the new adapter with the invalid IP configuration is ?Local Area Connection?, and the old adapter is ?Local Area Connection 2?.
Screen.pdf

A:Cannot get a valid IP configuration with new Ethernet adapter

Not sure if you have tried this or not and it may sound kinda obvious; but; have you tried the ipconfig /renew? Also; you could also try updating the drivers via the link below:

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Hi guys,

This is my first post - and I am a beginner level user. Sorry I could not run the TSG SysInfo utility as I am posting this from work - not from my home laptop which has this issue.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 and I have a Sitcom 300N Wireless Gigabyte router. I have an HP dv2600 series laptop. I always run windows update and so you could assume I have all of the most recent service packs etc.

I recently purchased a new VPN and downloaded the associated application. The VPN runs on Open VPN protocol and installs a driver for the Tap Win32 V9 adapter which I assume it uses to connect to the VPN server. In the Networking & Sharing Centre, this new connection shows up as Local Area Connection 2.

When I run the VPN application, everything happens as it is supposed to. The application system tray icon turns bright green and when I hover my mouse over it , the label indicates the VPN is connected. I am able to access blocked websites (e.g. skype successfully) and if I visit "whats my ip" or the like, It indicates a different IP and location to my real one.

There is an indication though of a problem which my VPN support has not been able to address and is causing me to worry a little.

When the VPN is connected and I hover my mouse over the network connection status icon in my system tray, the status of the VPN connection access is "Local Only".

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A:Network adapter does not have a valid Ip Configuration

sorry this is not something we can help with
you are trying to bypass restrictiosn that your ISP or the country you are in has put on you. While we sympathize with you, we cannot offer any assistance in bypassing legitimate restrictions

Circumventing Company/School/Parental or Other Restrictions - Because we are unable to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided to those trying to circumvent Internet filters or similar restrictions and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
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all I will say is that in general using a VPN creates an encrypted connnection between your computer & the VPN end point ( server) so all traffic goes via that encrypted connection.

Windows only sees the connection between your computer & the VPN local server on your computer

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Hi folk, have recently installed Norton AV 2004,, during start up a box reading "Another instance of the Configuration Wizard is running" appears. I don't why and Iam not sure whether the software is working ok. please have a look at the log and I will appreciate any suggestions cheers
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

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A:norton AV 2004 "Another instance of the Configuration Wizard is running"

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Hi guys, I have a self built desktop that I only connect to the internet with using WiFi. But lately the connection on this PC is very intermittent and this is the only device in my house with this problem (so it's not the modem/router?). My PC has an Asus P8Z77-V motherboard with an Intel 82579V ethernet adapter and a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wifi adapter, and I am running W10. Admittedly, I don't know much about networking but regardless this problem seems mind boggling!
Many times throughout the day my wifi connection will become 'Limited' and I cannot access the internet. I've noticed that during these times my IP address assigned by DHCP will be some useless 169.x.x.x number, but the strange part is sometimes the problem can be fixed by disabling my Intel ethernet adapter in Device Manager. Of course this is only temporary and I have even 're-fixed' the problem by enabling the same adapter after I have already disabled it.
I have even tried disabling the ethernet controller in BIOS in a moment of frustration but it didn't have any effect.
Windows troubleshooting gives me a variety of messages, most often 'IP configuration for wi-fi is not valid'. I suspect the ethernet adapter is interfering with this somehow but the troubleshooting application has also told me my security settings for the network are wrong, which I know they are not, or that there is a 'problem with the wireless adapter or access point'.

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A:IP configuration not valid - interference from ethernet adapter?

Have you checked Asus website for updated drivers. As for the Wifi, if it is a USB adapter, you need to also check and see if there are any up to date drivers on the manufacturer website that made the adapter.

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- Windows 7 x64 bit;
- the original installed OS on the system: windows 7 professional 64 bit;
- full retail version;
- the age of system (hardware) one year;
- the age of OS installation: seven months after last installation.

Hello,

every time I run easeus data recovery wizard professional or 7-zip with a large file my notebook shut down; I hear the fan spin fast and the temperature growing.
The shut down come after some minutes.
I wonder what is the reason.

Thank you.

A:My Notebook Shut Down When Running easeus data recovery wizard

Download and install the hardware monitor and select download and then select the appropriate (32-bit or 64-bit) version of the software. Monitor your temperatures during the sequences you described that cause your computer to shut down. Let us know what the temperatures reach before it shuts down.

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The Data Recovery Wizard program worked for me when I lost some important files. It had a prices tag but from my experience it was worth it. You can see the details info via http://www.easeus.com. I wanted to share but also wanted to make sure that I didn't stray from the forum rules.

A:The Data Recovery Wizard program worked for me when I lost some important files.

Welcome to TSG....

Thank you for this site. It looks excellent. I would not worry about the advertising thing since you are just pointing out a site that saved your bacon.

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I think I may have made a big mistake, I inadvertently manually deleted ACDSee Pro2 and now I keep getting a Windows Installer dialog box that reads: “The configuration data for this product is corrupt. Contact your support personnel” I believe I may have deleted something I should not have. I’ve downloaded Windows Installer 3.1 and that did not help. I can load(install) other programs with no problems, but I can’t reinstall ACDSee Pro2 .I’ve downloaded from different sites and still the same results.
Anybody have any Ideas I can try. Thanks

A:Configuration Data Is Corrupt

hm maybe something in the registry is causing you greif? unfortunatly i dont know much in the feild of registry cleaners, someone else may be able to lend a suggestion or 6 :D otherwise just misc. search for acdse in there?

goodluck

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Hello everybody,

I wouldlike to know how to enable/disable the BCD.

antivirus is warning about the BCD is allawing non-signed drivers installation.
Would like to fix this.
Is it worth it?

A:Boot configuration data (BCD)

Being worth it or not, really depends on what you want it for, can you give any more info?

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I was on my PC, my dual boot failed, windows boot configuration data is now gone. I don't have a system install disk, don't have an order number the manufacturer needs to send me one, nothing I've tried worked. The status error is 0xc0000098. Is there a way to fix it without the install disk? Some sort of repair tool I can download? If I could even get a command prompt open I could fix it but it won't boot at all.

A:Boot configuration data gone

Downloading Repair ISO which is small size file is illegal as per Microsoft. But you can download the ISO for Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation, burn it to a blank DVD and then use it to repair your system. The file size is more than 3 GB.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hh771457.aspx

OR  Just ask one of your friends for their Windows 8 DVD and repair your system in a few minutes.

This is why you should create a repair disk the first time you boot your Windows computer.

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Issues found
"Wireless Connection 2" doesn't have a valid IP configuration
"Wireless Connection 2" doesn't have a valid IP configuration    Detected

Reset the "Wireless Connection 2" adapter    Completed
Investigate router or broadband modem issues    Not run

Issues found    Detection details

6         "Wireless Connection 2" doesn't have a valid IP configuration    Detected

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I recently booted up my Gateway notebook only to find the "blue screen of death"

I rebooted and it came up to a windows boot manager screen which says windows failed to start..insert installation disc and click repair to fix...blah blah...i'm sure you know the story...

My question is, I booted the Vista disc and when I click repair it doesn't even find the C: drive...when I try and run the BCD fix from the command prompt screen, it says it found 0 Windows installations...would this indicate a faulty hard drive?? If so, I dont mind replacing the drive, I just wanna make sure this is the issue before I spend the money to replace it...

Much thanks for any help anyone can offer!

A:Boot Configuration Data Error

I'm not sure what BCD fix you tried, but see if it is this one and if not, try this one.

To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps: (you need a Vista Installation Disk to do this)

1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.

Note If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue, you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again. By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt. To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:
 bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
 c:
 cd boot
 attrib bcd -s -h -r
 ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

See if that works.

If you don't have the disk (or that didn't work), try EasyBCD http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1 and see if that helps resolve the problem.

If that doesn't work, you probably have some type of hardware problem - but it's hard to tell. It may be as simple as the hard drive cable got disconnected a... Read more

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When I try to boot my Lenovo Flex 3-1580, Windows 10-64bit, I get the following BSOD:

"The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc0000034"

I haven't been able to get it to try booting from a USB, but I did try reinstalling Windows. That failed when it told me to restart and it went back this issue.
When I tried to find solutions online, they all assumed the computer could boot, so were useless.
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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When I try to boot my Lenovo Flex 3-1580, Windows 10-64bit, I get the following BSOD: "The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc0000034"
I haven't been able to get it to try booting from a USB, but I did try reinstalling Windows. That failed when it told me to restart and it went back this issue.
When I tried to find solutions online, they all assumed the computer could boot, so were useless.
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

A:Boot Configuration Data got corrupted

Hi toasterbot,

It's not an uncommon issue mate, and not that hard to fix. You will need to boot from your Windows disk to fix it .

Boot your computer using Windows installation media
Select the correct time and Keyboard type.
Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.
Select Troubleshoot from Choose an option screen.
Click Advanced options in Troubleshoot screen.
Click on command Prompt.
Type these following commands one at a time and hit enter after each line of command:

Bootrec /fixmbr
Bootrec /fixboot
Bootrec /scanos
Bootrec /rebuildbcd
shutdown -s

After about a minute after the last command your machine will shutdown. You can remove the Windows media now.

TsVk!

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Hi,

When I start my computer this is the screen it gives me:
I do not have a dvd/cd drive on my laptop and the codes that are on the bottom of the laptop are not readeble anymore. What can I do??

Thanks!

A:Boot configuration data is missing

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

2. What is the make and full model of the laptop please

3. What OS was on the laptop originally- was that Windows 8/8.1 or what please

4. Do you have a usb flash pen drive and if so what capacity is it please

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I was attempting to install xp as a dual os system. After setting up my partician vista still would not let me install xp , older version error. I used a program vista bootpro or bootpro and changed my boot configuration trying to get it to allow me to install xp. Now I cant boot up my laptop. Only system info I have is toshiba, 2 years old lots of ram, How can I change my BCD back so that I can boot up vista. I tried from xp cd, safe mode, last known. I don't have the vista disk with me at the moment, Can I get it to boot up with that disk? If not how can I create a emergency boot up disk for vista?

Dean

A:Boot Configuration Data Changed

Hi,

I think you might have to wait until you get the Vista disk back.

That will just repair the boot configuration without any problem.

There are various boot disks HERE and the Ultimate Boot CD

but I`m not sure they would be much use.

There is a very good page HERE for dual booting XP/Vista

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So I just downloaded adware delete or w.e to remove vosteran search which had bee plaguing me for a while. I delete the files it tells me to and as I restart the computer I get the "Recovery$system files are missing error code 0xc0000034 File :\BCD. Now I've done the research and it seems I only have 3 options. Windows 8 DVD, windows 8 drive or booting it to system recovery. I don't have the flash drive OR the windows 8 disc and pressing F11 at boot up doesn't do squat... I'm really terrified. I think my computer is done for? If for some reason I manage to fix d, the bcd, will that detele all my data? System specs: Lenovo ideapad core i5 windows 8 model name 20191. Any ideas suggestions? A:Boot configuration data is missing Windows 8, "Missing File: \BCD Error Code: 0xc0000034" 1 more replies Answer Match 49.14% I keep getting this error message at start up. It gives me the option of F1 to resume or F2 to enter set up. When I hit F1 it starts fine enough but I'm concerned about this. Follows is a start up list report and then a hijack this log. start up list log StartupList report, 4/15/2006, 8:49:48 PM StartupList version: 1.52 Started from : C:\Program Files\StartUpList\StartupList.EXE Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) * Using default options ================================================== Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\WINDOWS\GWHotKey.exe C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\utilman.exe C:\Program Files\StartUpList\Startu... Read more More replies Answer Match 49.14% so DEP doesn't like my skype and thus won't let it stay open. i had DEP turned off before, but then i had my computer wiped and all this and that, so i had to turn it off again. but the tutorial on here by brink for how to turn it off isn't working this time, and i get a message that says "boot configuration data store could not be opened. access denied." what can i do to fix this? A:boot configuration data could not be opened? my boot configuration data apparently cant be accessed, so this isnt working, and for the life of me i cant find a way to get access to it. i tried looking at the comments a few times and dep closed chrome each time i tried. HELP. 1 more replies Answer Match 48.72% I have my main computer with the following setup Windows Vista connected to the router then to the modem in Bridge Mode (so that I can use NAT1 with my PS3), thus internet works fine for both, my Main Comp (Desktop) using PPPoe and PS3 using a wireless connection between my router but also through PPPoe. However, in terms of my secondary computer (Desktop), I have a USB Wireless Adapter, but I do not seem to be able to find the configuration for going on to the internet through the router but to use PPPoe. The following are my products Router - D-Link DIR-625 Adapter - D-Link USB Wireless Adapter DWL-G122 Modem - SpeedStream 5200 Thanks A:Solved: Modem Bridge Mode + Router + USB Wireless Adapter Configuration I'm a bit confused. If you're connecting PPPoE with two devices, that indicates you have two modems, which sure doesn't sound right. What are you really doing here? 3 more replies Answer Match 48.72% I need to recover boot configuration on my acer computer More replies Answer Match 48.72% My brother brought his PC to me with the above error. The rest of it is File: \BCD and error code 0xc0000034. And of course being my brother he did not make a recovery CD. There is also no windows twenty five digit serial number sticker on the case. So can someone direct me where to proceed from here? Thank you for any guidance.... A:Boot configuration data file missing Startup repair (up to 3x consecutive runs might be needed, but probably only 1) will fix it. You might try your luck with "finding" a Win 8 (or 8.1 if you have that instead) .iso to burn or make a USB out of, so you get to startup repair. Check hashes if you do this, compared to known well discs or official disc. Someone will probably have a suggestion or two how to get one. Maybe even officially. It would be helpful to everyone if you give the exact machine model and submodel (if there is one). 9 more replies Answer Match 48.72% Does anyone no how to fix this? Yesterday I got a UAC Zero Access Virus and tried using windows repair disc to go back to a restore point. That just made everything worse and now I can't boot into windows at all. I have a multiboot PC (its set to just windows 8 and windows 7 right now, windows 7 being the biggest partition on the drive). Recovery Your PC needs to be repaired The boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors. File:\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc000000f A:The Boot Configuration Data For Your PC Is Missing or Contains Error Can you boot into either of the two operating systems? 15 more replies Answer Match 48.72% Hello. Last night I set Acronis Disk Director to merge two partitions on my C drive. I had an unnallocated 100mb that used to be partitioned as system reserved, but I deleted that partition as it was not needed. So I made a new partition out of that unallocated space and set it to merge with my primary partition on my c drive. It restarted my computer and 40% through, showed an error and restarted quickly. Now I get the following message when attempting to boot my computer: File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000225 Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors. The second partition, that I attempted to merge, now has 1mb of space on it. Whenever I try to run chkdsk on the primary partition, it says that the disk structure is corrupt and uunreadable. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I need my c drive recovered. A:The boot configuration data for your pc is missing/errors The system reserved has The Boot Configuration Data for your PC. Try this: From the Repair CD/USB: How to do a Auto Repair: Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8 Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums 17 more replies Answer Match 48.72% Hi my name is sandy, i just got the HP 15 F233 Notebook about 10 months ago. and i had done the useual factory install because it seemed like it was going slow i never had a problem with it before until a couple day's ago it ran smooth no hicups nor errors. after that i would normally shut down the laptop and hope to resume my work on the computer the following morning when i finally did turn on my laptop on, this what i saw on my screen i have done the factory install countless of times on my other computers that i had in the past and I've never had this happened my main concern when i get the recovery tools disk would it restore the factory install settings you know HP Should included CDS and other materials with their laptops and desktops as needed ty A:The boot configuration data for your Pc is missing or contai... Hi, Turn off your computer then turn it back on and immediately tap away ESC button then select F11 then select "Troubleshoot" and then "Advanced" and try these steps:b.Select "Advanced options" and then select "Command Prompt".c.If prompted, enter in the password for the user name.d.At the Command Prompt, type the following commands and hit enter.?bootrec /scanosbootrec /fixMBRbootrec /Fixbootbootrec /rebuildBCD?If prompted to press yes then press Y then restart if not then type the code below??chkdsk c: /f /r /x After running the commands your computer should restart and will automatically install windows update. Sometimes it will take for a while to update. Just extend your patience and wait until your computer restarted successfully. DONT LEAVE YOUR COMPUTER UNATTENDED.. Hope it helps. "Education costs money; so does Ignorance"If my post has helped you, click the Kudos Thumbs up!If it solved your issue, Click the "Accept as Solution" button so others can benefit from the question you asked! 1 more replies Answer Match 48.72% Have a HP compaq 6300 pro running windows 7 pro. today computer would not boot, black screen came up it asks me to insert installation disc scrolling down it lists the following file \boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f info: an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. unfortunately since windows came preinstalled there was no installation disc when I went to the windows support site to download one https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/home it said since it was preinstalled to contact manufacturer. my support/ waranty with HP for this computer has ended Thanks in advance for any assistance in this matter Bob J A:error reading boot configuration data If you have access to another Windows 7 computer create a System Repair Disk. Boot it and do a Startup Repair. It may take up to three attempts to fully do the repair. If you have 64bit then you would need to find a Windows 7 64bit computer. 2 more replies Answer Match 48.72% Hi I'm trying to fix my nephew's laptop. It is a Toshiba P75-A7100 running an Intel Core I7 processor. It came with Windows 8.1 installed and he upgraded to Windows 10 when it was available. other than these recent developments the laptop has been running fine. Right now I'm getting a Windows failed to start message. File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors. History: He was receiving Unexpected Store Exception errors, the first time while updating a steam game, then while working on a photoshop project. He ran system file checker (sfc.exe) and the output file has 23,977 lines most of which say Primative installers committed for repair. (i have a copy of this file if needed) I removed his hard drive and attached to my laptop with a USB to IDE/SATA cable adapter and ran a AVG ( my anti virus) scan on it and it came back clean. I was going to copy his documents, music and other user files to my laptop but under C:\Users his account is missing. All that's there is Default, Default.migrated, Public, and TEMP (which looks weird to me, I dont have a TEMP user on either one of my PCs) I reinstalled his harddrive into his laptop, downloaded a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft's website burned it to a dvd, went into his bios and changed it to boot from dvd first. I tried to run Startup Repair. It went through diagnosing yur PC and Attem... Read more More replies Answer Match 48.72% Several times, and only from a cold boot, I get a pop-up stating "Boot Configuration Editor Has Stopped Working" However everything loads okay and functions. What might be causing this and what does it mean. IE: What function does this editor serve? SYSTEM SPECS INTEL I7-920 PROCESSOR WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64 BIT 12 GB TRI CHANNEL DDR3 SDRAM AT 1333 MHZ ATI RADEON HD5670 1GB GDDR5 1 TB 7200 SATA 3.9 GBS 16 MB CACHE CREATIVE SOUNDBLASTER X-FI DELL WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUS Dave K. A:Boot configuration data editor error win 7 Run Startup Repair on a cold boot. More info on BCD here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx 5 more replies Answer Match 48.72% When I start up my computer, I get a message at the log in screen that reads: The Configuration data for this product is corrupt. Contact your support personnel. Then it won't allow me to do anything from there. I don't know much about computers but I have tried to manually repair the boot configuration data but that didn't work. Could anyone please help me with this!! Thanks A:Configuration Data Corrupt Message on Welcome Screen Can you boot into Safe Mode? What is the make and model of this computer? 2 more replies Answer Match 48.72% the boot configuration data store could not be opened, access is denied A:boot configuration data store could not be opened Hi Kevin Hill I guess you're trying to use BCDEdit from the command prompt? You need to right-click on the Windows logo and select Command Prompt (Administrator) otherwise it won't work as you need Admin Rights to use that utility. 25 more replies Answer Match 48.72% So I have been literally trying to fix my windows not being able to boot at all for more than 12 hours straight till now. I almost read every single article and troubleshooting step on the web to find a solution but nothing seems to work. I will keep it short as much as I can. I was playing the Division game on my PC then suddenly the PC crashed and then it restarted by itself but stuck at the windows logo forever. I tried system restore using the windows recovery CD then it failed as well, since then, whenever I try to boot from my HDD, it gives the error 0xc00000f "The Boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors" I then boot through the CD in the cd drive, have only 4 or 5 options which are 1 - Reset this PC 2 - Refresh this PC 3 - System Restore 4- Command Prompt 5- Automatic Repair the "Reset this PC" gave an error "The required drive partition is missing" the "Refresh this PC" gave an error "The drive where windows is installed is locked. Please unlock and try again" the system restore gave an error something I don't actually remember but its like "Choose your OS and then try again" I tried the so-called commands in the CMD (bootrec /fixboot, /fixmbr, /rebuildbcd, etc...) and all didn't work. Also the rebuildbcd command showed that "Total identified windows installations is ZERO" Tried the diskpart command as well and when I listed all the volumes, all appeared as Healthy a... Read more More replies Answer Match 48.3% Hi, I was running Windows 7 on a Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop..After doing a spyware scan and finding and deleting all the entries I found, the next time I turned it on I get the error: oxc000000f "An error occured while attmepting to read the boot configuration data File: \Boot\BCD" I have looked online for solutions and tried using the Windows 7 disc (a copy) and also tried using 3 recovery disks, these all fail because it just stays completely black with a cursor (left for hours even) or I get a error message something around the lines of "insert correct boot media into the correct boot device" and I have no idea what this means. I cannot do a repair because I can only get the Windows disc to load if I remove the hard drive?? this is the only way I have got it past the green loading bar, so I am stuck and have no idea what to do..it only seems to respond to cds if the hard drive is removed?.. this all happened very suddenly and now I have a very expensive ?800 paperweight.. Any help massively appreciated! To add to this - I also tried the command prompt typing the bootrec.exe code that I found on the internet..selecting command prompt from the option when the Windows 7 disc was loaded, but basically it came up with an error of some sort and it had a drive letter of X:/ on the command prompt ?? ..Also to get to this the hard drive was removed because like I said I cannot get the discs working with it in.. I'm guessing this means the hard drive is screw... Read more A:Error oxc000000f Need help repairing Boot Configuration Data?? Are selecting the optical drive as your boot device for the windows install disk? sounds like maybe with the hard drive removed its defaulting to the optical drive and booting correctly. Also, make sure you have a good copy of the windows disk. 8 more replies Answer Match 48.3% Hi folks, couple weeks ago I bought a new server to my company, and installed Server 2012 Foundation to it. Also, using Intelligent Provisioning, I enabled RAID 10 (4x1TB HDD). When OS was installed, I changed DVD-drives letter from D to E, and then in disk management I created new volume, D (labeled Data). Through Windows Update service I think almost every available update was installed. The server is a database server in a basic WORKGROUP (not part of a domain), which sends and receives information from our retail stores and online store, it acts as a central database for all the operations. It doesnt run for example our online store by itself, it is "just" a computer which keeps all the data in - it doesnt do any "urgent" matters for example run a site. Locally, in a LAN network it also provides access to our erp sofware. So = it is just a basic computer, which just needs to work, no matter else. This server is going to replace our really old ML310, which is still doing its task. Today I booted our new server, but as you can see in attachment, it didn't boot. I can't understand what happened. It says BCD file is missing... No changes has been made in a week. Last time I just shutted the server down. I tried to use "bootrec" commands in recovery environment's command prompt screen, but it didnt help (commands I found from another forums, I dont know do they only work in consumer pc's). Also, using automatic repair with installation DVD didnt help ... Read more More replies Answer Match 48.3% Blue scree More replies Answer Match 48.3% When uninstalling store apps, will this also remove any data/configuration files associated with the app? The reason I ask, I had a working Twitch app, Unstream. Lately this app only partially works, I can open streams from the notification but launching Unstream from the start menu opens a window and immediately closes it. I tried uninstalling the app but problem persists. I just want to make sure that I have completely uninstalled it before I chalk it up to a bug or some new incompatibly with my system. Trying to run it on a desktop PC, if that makes a difference. Thanks. More replies Answer Match 48.3% I have a Dell and won't boot giving a black screen but will boot after about 10 turn on and offs. It is very annoying and have uploaded the latest drivers for the system. Since installing Windows 7 there seems to be this erratic problem with the Dell XP. Anyone have an idea about how to fix this problem? A:[MOVED]Re: Boot configuration data editor error win 7 Moved from this topic: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2898619 1 more replies Answer Match 48.3% Yesterday, my laptop fell off the end of my desk. No visible damage to the laptoop, but I can not boot. I get the error that configuraiton data missing or contains errors. it says that one of my options is to insert a Windows installation disc and restart the computer. I do not have a disc. Is there anything I can do to try to get my computer up and running. I am past the warranty period, and I don't have any idea how much it would cost to send in to be fixed. More replies Answer Match 48.3% Hi, I need help please. My Dell Inspiron 13 running on Win 8.1 has a blue screen crash on startup with the message along the lines of Boot Configuration Data missing etc. I learn from this https://www.dell.com/support/Article/us/en/19/SLN287103/EN post that I need to basically recover from a separate boot cd or drive, but i procrastinated on making one while my laptop was still OK. Then I hit a snag with trying to make one via downloading according to instruction here http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN130027 because apparently my warranty had expired and because of that It wouldn’t allow me to download and make a USB Key… (Really, Dell, why? Why not just give consumers a boot cd/usb key in the first place?) What can I do? A:Inspiron 13 Out of Warranty, Boot Configuration Data crash Hi REYLEE, The OEM media is available for purchase while placing the order. Ensure the HDD is fine before you troubleshoot the OS - Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. You would basically need the OEM media to repair the OS as stated in the first article you have posted. If you are in the US / UK - you could order the media online - http://dell.to/12vcZ27 Let us know if you have any other queries. 1 more replies Answer Match 48.3% I hope that someone can help me I had restarted my computer which is HP Pavilion Elite m9150f, and I got this message on my screen as the computer started to boot up. It says "Recovery The boot configuration data file is missing some required information. File:\Boot\BCD error code: 0xc000000d You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation media like a disk or a USB Drive, check your PC administrator or PC/device manufacture." I do not have a recovery disk is it possible to get one from hP customer support? Anyones help on this matter will be greatly appreciated. A:Recovery The boot configuration data file is missing Assuming either Vista or Windows 7, then THIS THREAD has the typical answer. Of course you need a real install disk for Vista or Windows 7 or a repair disk. You can borrow an install disk from someone and boot to the disk and pick repair instead of install. As long as you do not try the install it will be fine. Read the link. HP does not provide a disk, so that is your choice to find one. Like I said, you can borrow one. 4 more replies Answer Match 48.3% Hi, thank you. glad to be the newest member here. I have an Aspire S3 laptop Windpows 8 to 8.1 - that now has a BCD error blue screen upon start up that is error OXCOOOO0D - boot configuration data Recovery Blue screen reads: Your PC needs to be repaired. The BCD is missing some required info. File:\BCD you'll need to use recovery tools... I don't have an install/repair cd/dvd, and I don't have my product key - since its on the BIOS and is unretrievable. I want to save ALL my files so, please, if someone can help, thak you! All I tried so far is to get into the BOOT by pressing F2 and switched it from UEFI to Legacy only it asks for BOOT disk... A:windows 8.1 error 0xc00000d boot configuration data Bump......... 9 more replies Answer Match 48.3% Help I can't get past the booting error and there is no way for me to pass this? I've tried many things and can't get past it File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. OS: Vista x64 Bit A:Error while attempting to read boot configuration data? Please see this article. It has some suggestions. https://neosmart.net/wiki/0xc000000f..._48120c000000f 1 more replies Answer Match 48.3% My Dell Insperion 15 now has this boot error. I tried using the recovery USB from my HP. It is smart enough to know that I'm not trying to reboot the HP computer so it doesn't work. This is so frustrating. What to do? A:windows 8.1 error 0xc00000d boot configuration data Check HDD with this: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp. Test your RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Help Forums one stick at a time eight passes per stick Drive letters in WinPe will probably be different from what you see in windows - that is normal. I would delete the bcd store and run the commands again. You should be pointing them at the reserved system partition . Otherwise, at cmd prompt, type: diskpart lis vol ( Look to see the drive letter for your main windows partition - if it is D then type as below, otherwise replace D with the letter diskpart gives for the main windows partition) sel vol d act exi bcdboot d:\windows /s d: bootsect /nt60 all /mbr restart the pc - you're good. 7 more replies Answer Match 47.46% I restarted my laptop today and then I get a blue screen with the following message Your PC needs to be repaired The boot configuration data file is missing some required information file :\BCD error code: 0xc0000034 you'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. if you don't have any installation media (like a disc or usb device), contact your system administrator or pc manufacturer. press esc for uefi firmware settings when i bought my laptop, windows 8 was already installed and i did not get any installation disc how do i fix this problem? A:boot configuration data file missing required information Look over this procedure and see if you feel comfortable in using it. How To Fix The Windows Bootloader ? TweakHound I know you don't have a Win 8 disc at this point but I am more concerned with your level of comfort in executing the above. 1 more replies Answer Match 47.46% Hi, I was running Windows 7 on a Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop..After doing a spyware scan and finding and deleting all the entries I found, the next time I turned it on I get the error: oxc000000f "An error occured while attmepting to read the boot configuration data File: \Boot\BCD" I have looked online for solutions and tried using the Windows 7 disc (a copy) and also tried using 3 recovery disks, these all fail because it just stays completely black with a cursor (left for hours even) or I get a error message something around the lines of "insert correct boot media into the correct boot device" and I have no idea what this means. I cannot do a repair because I can only get the Windows disc to load if I remove the hard drive?? this is the only way I have got it past the green loading bar, so I am stuck and have no idea what to do..it only seems to respond to cds if the hard drive is removed?.. this all happened very suddenly and now I have a very expensive ?800 paperweight.. Any help massively appreciated! To add to this - I also tried the command prompt typing the bootrec.exe code that I found on the internet..selecting command prompt from the option when the Windows 7 disc was loaded, but basically it came up with an error of some sort and it had a drive letter of X:/ on the command prompt ?? ..Also to get to this the hard drive was removed because like I said I cannot get the discs working with it in.. I'm guessing this means the ha... Read more A:An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data! Go to your BIOS and set the CD as the first boot device, your hard drive as second. If this lets you boot from the Win7 CD with the HDD installed run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times. 7 more replies Answer Match 47.46% Hi Guys (and Gals?) SUMMARY: I want to add a second wireless router to my existing home network. Also I plan to upgrade to a "smart" (internet-connected) TV within the next year so I'm trying to plan ahead. I have a decent-sized house with many THICK walls (no drywall here!). Tech-oriented family of 4. Other details: 1. Existing router is Linksys E3000 and has served well. 2. Four endusers in house: all technophiles and heavy data users, often simultaneously. -- Son connects his self-built gaming monster machine via Ethernet. Hard core gamer thus streaming is critical. Also art student but I'd say his build has accommodated those needs well. -- Hubby laptop PC and tablet and phone; streaming to tablet is critical, esp. from upper floor bedroom. -- Daughter phone and laptop; streams to both, often from upper floor bedroom. -- Yours truly mom, (and network admin)... heavy reliance on self-built desktop (Win 8.1), Asus laptop (Win 7), tablet, smartphone (often all simultaneously), streaming, bluetooth(s) (plural?) , whatever else I come up with. 3. 3 TV's that use the cable modem, but I plan (hope!) to swap one of these in next year to a smart TV (love the Roku I use now, which of course connects to my wonderful e3000 router) The TV to swap is on main floor, front of house. 4. Wiring: I live in an old house; translate: brick exterior (awesome), very thick plaster walls interior (they don't make em like this anymore, sooo cool), small-ish ro... Read more A:Please advise on best router to add and configuration for house of heavy data users Are you concerned about 'ac' vs. 'n' because of file copies (or streaming) on your LAN? Or is your internet access faster than you can handle with 'n' Wi-Fi? If you use a SOHO router as wireless access point following is the complete procedure. JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows. Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together. Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration. Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc. Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes. Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router. Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc. Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary rou... Read more 3 more replies Answer Match 47.46% Hi all, im getting that message upon startup. Im running windows 7. It requests for the windows recovery CD to be inserted, so when I put the CD in to boot I get a "windows is loading files" then a starting windows with the windows logo then just a black screen with a cursor, I left it like this several times for at least an hour an nothing happened. I can't press F8 to access safe mode etc, nothing will happen. Pressing F12 to boot from CD just does the same thing as putting the CD in normally. Help please!? A:An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data It seems the CD is damaged. Burn a new Windows 7 Recovery CD on another computer. You can download the image or make a copy of a functional Windows 7 Recovery CD. Boot the new Recovery CD and run automatic StartUp Repair up to three times as sugested in the forum manuals ! Good luck! 1 more replies Answer Match 47.46% Hi everyone, I tried to install new updates of Ableton live and the machine crashed badly... and since them it has really gone a bit wonky. When I press the on button to boot up the laptop I get the following message. The Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Store file contains some invalid information. Object : GUID : (8cb2db4-7co5-11de842e-bt611d44fefa) Description: Windows recovery format. Status: oxcoooooo24 Info: The configuation for an element within the object is invalid in the boot configuation store. The assiocated windows boot loader entry may not be available for selection until the problem is rectified by an administrator. Enter= continue. So then I press enter... it boots up. (in about 5 seconds as it is a ssd...) When I do this action: to see if I can do a restore etc... Start-Control Panel- the progress bar at the top of the expoler window freezes half way and I cannot access any of the menu Items. Also I canot move this panel or close the window. I have a back up on another external drive ..... plus I have made a repair disk and so on when I first got the machine. I would be stoked if you could provide me with the next steps so I can resolve this situation. Thanks for your time, now lets party on and delve deep into the abyss A:Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store file error. Hallo, hatte auch einen 0x0000024 BCD Fehler. Hatte vor einer Installation die alte Partition auf "VERSTECKT / HIDDEN" gesetzt und nach der Installation vergessen die Partition wieder auf "Partition anzeigen / Show partition" zu setzen und erhielt so bei Bootversuch einige Tage sp?ter den x24 Fehler. Nach dem "ANZEIGEN" funktionierte der Boot wieder. 2 more replies Answer Match 47.46% ok i had some recent windows updates succesfuly and rebooted, since that at start up im getting "Error msg : Boot configuration data editor has stopped working" any way to sort this ? what cause it ? Have tryed system restore several diffirent restore dates but still the same. Using a Dell studio xps 8100 win7 home edition 64 bit . A:Error msg : Boot configuration data editor has stopped working Try running system file check . SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker 4 more replies Answer Match 47.46% Hi, had a few problems dual booting and managed to get every thing fine. Installed easyBCD and clicked install to the wrong partitionNow when i boot after the bios it appears "windows failed to start, a recent hardware change might be the problem." Offers solutions to boot from CD which i have but wont boot. Will just appear the same screen.file:\boot\bcdinfo the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OSDell inspiron 1720 A:info the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS Resolved. Managed to get cd to boot. 1 more replies Answer Match 47.46% windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry (0xc0000098) Trying to fix my aunts laptop (Toshiba satellite/windows 7). Tried a recovery disc, which was painfully slow but no joy. Here is screenshot of boot: http://oi46.tinypic.com/2ut3kmb.jpg Partition check with 'partition wizard': http://oi46.tinypic.com/2z6tv92.jpg I was able to explore the "system reserved" partition, which shows boot folder etc: http://oi50.tinypic.com/34fdw79.jpg When I explored the larger partition it only showed "(Disk 1 Partition 2) http://oi45.tinypic.com/11iif5g.jpg I did the diskpart thing in command prompt: vol 0= E dvd rom vol 1= C 100mb partition (active) vol 2= D 232gb partition Any advice on what to do to try fix this missing OS. Thank you. A:windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry If you ran Factory Recovery it apparently failed. Had you asked first we could have helped you work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot. Now there is likely nothing to repair, although you can try Startup Repair after marking Win7 or its boot partition Active. What I would do now is get and maintain a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 . Everything needed is in the blue link. If it fails to install, reset BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. If that fails try IDE mode. If install still fails try wiping the HD from the installer's Command Line using Diskpart Clean Command Report back results as there will be more steps if necessary. 3 more replies Answer Match 47.46% Not sure if this is the correct forum, please forgive me if I've posted it in the wrong forum. Hi folks I?m a newbie to the forum and would really require some assistance, I?ve owned PC?s for a considerable time and I am pretty flummoxed with a problem I?ve encountered. I haven?t a clue how this occurred and for the life of me cannot seem to recover my PC. I have used various approaches on your forum to hopefully correct this issue but to no avail. When booting from disk I get the message the file File: \Boot\BCD Status 0XC0000098 Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS Entry I used the helpful guide ?How to Fix Windows When it fails to Boot? on this form and ran the following: Initially running system repair The computer scans itself during this phase and looks for windows installations it returns the message no windows installations found. When I view the Diagnose and repair details I get the following: No OS files found on disk Repair Action: Partition table repair Result: Failed error code 0X490 I have ran the repair process 3 times and booted between each repair I progress beyond this and run the following: Bootrec.exe /Fixmbr runs successfully Bootrec.exe /Fixboot runs successfully Bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD runs and returns successfully scanned windows installations total identified windows installations: 0 completed successfully My Laptop is a 4 year old ACER 8390G running Windows 7, it has a Hitachi 500Gb hard drive and the p... Read more A:Windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry Hi jdoherty, Welcome to forums. Check out this link. FIX boot error. Hope this helps. 9 more replies Answer Match 47.46% This is the error message that my computer had: "Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors File:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc0000185 You'll need to use recovery tools. If you dont have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer. Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings" I made a recovery drive and set the UEFI to a USB boot, and when I tried to boot it with a blank USB it didnt recognize it, but when I used the recovery usb it recognized it. I did that to check and see if it actually recognized the recovery data. Now when I boot it just has the Lenovo screen and the swirling dots. it's been doing this for about a half hour. Is this normal or is there an issued with the hatdware? A:Boot Configuration Data is missing, Error Code 0xc0000185 The Error code: 0xc0000185 is an I/O error. This can be a hardware problem or a software problem. So the first thing to do is to run diagnostics on the hard drive ( http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html ) If you have difficulties booting to the disk/drive, post back and we'll see about changing some settings in the UEFI to allow the boot. I'm working on a drive that will do this for you, but it's still in the testing phase (and it's a 700+ mB download). If the drive is dead/dying, you may have problems trying to recover your data. Do you have a recent backup? If not, post back for suggestions on how to best backup your information. FYI - if it is dying, then it's best not to use the drive at all until you've done the backup. If the drive does die fully, then data recovery gets very expensive (up to$2000 (US)) if it's even possible.

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Hi

This is the full error message I encountered--> An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data File: \Boot\BCD

1) I have an old Dell Vostro 410, Windows Vista, configured to RAID 1 the whole time.

2) I wasn't able to boot it up one day, pressing the on button only got an amber light momentarily. From the symptom,  I replaced the CMOS battery as suggested by someone online and the PC was able to be powered up but it got to a blue screen--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/nyeoq0gwz4i3f2b/2013-12-21%2000.44.17.jpg

3) I realized that's because all the settings on BIOS has been wiped out after I took out the old battery, the "SATA mode" in BIOS was set to IDE instead of RAID, so I set it back to RAID as shown--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6oxdg8m092v0vr/2013-12-23%2000.01.31.jpg

4) I tried rebooting the the system again, this time I can see that RAID has been setup accordingly-->  https://www.dropbox.com/s/a708qln2oehrm75/2013-12-23%2000.03.57.jpg   and  https://www.dropbox.com/s/1sfrpfrxtkgke2n/2013-12-22%2023.58.37.jpg

5) But the rebooting was terminated with the message "an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data" --> https://www.dropbox.com/s/orgkn29qaj0nxsb/2013-12-22%2017.48.20.jpg

6) Following the on screen instruction, I tried booting from "Windows installation" CD to repair it, however after pressing a key on the following screen,... Read more

A:An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

When you removed the CMOS battery it set the BIOS to the default settings.  I suspect you will have to rebuild your RAID configuration.

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Hi everyone,

I have windows 8.1 and Lenovo y510. After upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1 a have several problems with my PC. Right now suddenly i cant start my PC.

I have BSOD
Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired.

The boot configuration data file is missing some required inforamtion.
File\BSD

Error Code:0x0000034
Need to use recovery tools on your instalation media. If you dont have any contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.

ESC for UEFI firmware setting.

I try different setting in setting utilty (after pressing ESC) and nothing changed.

I dont have any USB or Disc with windows. (but i do have legal copy - it was already installed in my PC) so i cant use any of help with restoring pc from instalation media.

Do you have any idea what to do ?
Thank you very much. A need it pretty serious that pc because of school

A:Error 0x0000034 - Boot Configuration Data File is Missing

From the Repair CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
From the manual for Lenovo G480.

Originally Posted by Lenovo

When the hard disk drive or solid state drive is replaced because of a failure, no
product recovery program is on the new drive. In this case, you must use the
Recovery Disc Set for the computer. Order the Recovery Disc Set and the drive at
the same time so that you can recover the new drive with the pre-installed
software when they arrive.

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)
Click on Parts & Accessories.

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Hi,

When launching my Microsoft Surface 3 with Windows 10, I get a blue screen as below;

Recovery

Your PC/Device needs to be repaired

The Boot Configuration Data file doesn't contain valid information for an operating system.

File: \BCD
Error code: 0x0000098

You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer.

If I hold the volume down key on boot up, I can get into some sort of setting screen where I have set the below settings;

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)                                                          [Enabled]

Secure Boot Control                                                                             [Disabled]

Device Information

Configure Alternate System Boot Order                 [Network -> USB -> SSD]

Exit Setup

I downloaded MediaCreationTool.exe file from Microsoft's website and installed it on a USB. With that... Read more

A:The Boot Configuration Data file doesn't contain valid information...

Hi to BleepingComputer

Access the Command Prompt like you did before and try the following:

- Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.
If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory.
To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it.
To do this, type the following commands in bold in the order which they are presented:
- Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
- ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
- Bootrec /rebuildbcd

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Hello, I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, and if there have been threads about this issue before, but I've searched for a while and could not find a solution that I could understand from reading, as I am a newbie. Whenever I start up my computer, it shows this:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
2.) Choose your languange settings, and then click "Next."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry.
The computer runs windows 7 and is an Acer Iconia Tab W500, so it's a hybrid tablet and laptop and did not come with an installation disc, nor does it have a disc drive due to its size. I can't access the window that pops up with F8, the only screen that can appear is the F2 screen.
I'm fine with completely restoring the computer to factory settings, or pretty much anything that will get the device working again. The problem is, I can't figure out how to either repair the file or restore. I'm really sorry if this is really confusing or if I didn't provide enough information, I don't have any experience with computers, but any advice on how to fix it?

A:Windows Boot Configuration Data File does not contain a valid OS entry

Do you have a Windows 7 Repair Disk?
Do you have, or can you borrow, a Windows 7 installation DVD (Same version as yours)?

If you follow the instructions in that message using either disk the chances are good that you can repair the problem.

If you can't get your hands on a DVD, then when turn your computer on - tap on the F8 Key as soon as it comes on. When the black screen with options appear, select "Repair your computer." When you see the option, perform a Startup Repair.

If startup repair fails then select the last option which allows you to access a command prompt. You might want to enter these commands at the prompt:

bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

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system configuration data updated ERROR,--Need a solution I have a
fairly new Gateway M-1625 laptop running windows vista 32 bit, sp1.
I turned it on and beeped twice (beep, beep) and gave me an error
message that reads "system configuration data updated ERROR, system
Press f1 to continue f2 to enter set up.
I pressed f1 and it sent me to another blank page that reads.

Windows failed to start. A resent hardware or software change might be
the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart computer
2. Choose your language settings and click next,
If you do not have the disk, contact your system admin. Etc
Tried the repair disc, tried reinstall from Restore DVD still get the
same message.

Tried the bootrec.exe/fixmbr (worked)
Tried the bootrec.exe/fifixboot (Worked)
Tried the bootrec.exe/Rebuildbcd
Tried reseating the memory and hard drive.

Still at the same point. Even tried to install XP over it but never
could get it to go.

Now I am back to where I started. I already replace the hard drive so i know is no that I think this is a boot problem.

what can I do???

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Help !!

I had to clean up my system, reapplying SP2. I tried to reinstall Nero 7 using same installation package that worked previously. I get this error:

"the configuration data for this product is corrupt, contact support personnel"

I installed Windows Installer 3.1 and still have this problem. I cleaned out all references to Nero in the registry... no luck.

A:Error 1610 ? Configuration data for this product is corrupt (Nero install)

Start button, Run, regedit

Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INSTALLER

You need to look under the key Features. By examing each of the keys found here you will eventually find one that very clearly states it is for Nero and state the version.

Nero will have two entries. One under Features, and one under Products. For example, my Nero 7 UltraEdition used these two keys to store its configuration information:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\62E2F0A3CB0C8B04495AA6AF7BBA0133

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\62E2F0A3CB0C8B04495AA6AF7BBA0133

Your results are likely different only in the long number string portion at the end.

Delete the key under Features and under Products by right-cliking and choosing delete.

Reboot. Try the installation again.

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Hi All,

I have read most of the messages related to this. Unfortunately ASUS doesn't ship with a Vista disk and the Recovery DVD doesn't boot.

Details shown are

File:   \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info:  "an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"

Operating medium - Windows Vista

Any suggestions, Pls? I may have to return to Techs who MAY have a Vista disk.

Cheers

A:an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data (Vista)

Hi Wawny,

Thank you for the post.

The error message usually indicates that the boot sector is damaged or missing.

We can try to use the following methods to troubleshoot the issue. However, performing the following steps requires a Windows Vista installation disk. If you do not have a disk, please contact your computer manufacturer or Microsoft Customer Service or to obtain one.

Microsoft Customer Service: (800) 426-9400, available Monday through Friday, from 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Pacific Time.

Note: Microsoft Customer Service mainly handles issues regarding replacement manuals, disks, drivers and service packs, product IDs, lost CD keys, product orders, policies related to copying software on additional computers, licensing, and product registration.

Method 1: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
============================================
1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ?". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.
7. Click the operating system that you want to repai... Read more

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Hello,
I have no idea where to start, a friend of mine sent me a link for Windows 8 Pro link, it's not original nor cracked, it's just non-activated (it kept asking me for activation key), that's not the problem tho.
I have windows 7 already, downloaded the iso he sent me, I tried to extract it into a flash, tried to boot from it, it didn't work, I said why not extracting it? I did, and opened setup.exe, and installed windows 8 successfully! And I could dual-boot normally.
I went back on windows 7, backed up my files into another partition, renamed the partitions into Windows 7, Windows 8, Others(backup) and went to windows 8 and started restorting from the new parition, after all I went to delete windows 7 in a stupid way by deleting the Windows 7 partition, it didn't work fully, some folders stayed as Windows/Windows.old ....etc, so I went to windows 8 partition to extend it since I deleted lot of gbs off the windows 7 partition, I've done so, and there was option saying to make it primary parition althought it was checked on windows 7, I checked on it and it went unchecked on windows 7, I didn't care much.. and it asked for reboot, and I did.

And here's the problem, it cannot boot anymore ...
It gives this error:
"The Boot configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors."

I certainly don't have any idea where this problem was made, because there's like 3 mistakes ..

1- Resizing and moving location of partitions?
2- Trying to del... Read more

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Hi, my friends alienware laptop has encountered the BSOD. The error reads.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc0000034.
I understand this problem can occur from someone not switching off their computer or laptop properly and thus not allowing the boot configuration files to be written properly. I have had this problem before with my own computer but I managed to fix the problem using command prompt. I cant remember the specifics on what commands I used although I remember using things such as, chkdsk and dskpart.
I'll start of with chkdsk, after typing chkdsk and hitting enter I get the following message. "The type of the file system is NTFS. The volume is in use by another process". Then chkdsk verifies files (stage 1 of 3) and everything is fine, then verifies indexes (stage 2 of 3) same again, everything is fine and then lastly verifies security descriptors (stage 3 of 3) which then comes with the following message. "Errors detected in the uppercase file". I then try chkdsk /f which comes with the following message. "The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.
Now for the dskpart problem. typing dskpart works fine, then when typing commands such as, "list disk" and "list volume" comes with the following message. " There are no fixed disks to show" and "There are no volumes" I am at a complete loss at this as in my si... Read more

A:Alienware m17x Windows 8.1 BSOD (Boot configuration data missing)

Try doing a factory restore... Or a fresh install of Windows. Sounds like the laptops hard drive has failed

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Hi,

I have exactly the same issue as the person on this page, however I have already tried the three solutions and neither work, further explanation below.

I was watching a DVD on my PC last night when it began to stutter and finally the system completely froze. I would like it 5 min and then the PC would work again for roughly 5 sec before crashing again, I let this go on for about 20mins but the PC never fixed itself so I rebooted. On rebooting I got the above message.

1. My first attempt to fix it was using safemode, this however didn't work and it prompted me to use the repair progam on the Vista installation disk .

2. I booted from the vista disk and tried a start-up repair. This ran, said something was fixed and asked me to reboot. I did this but to no avail therefore I went back to the repair centre.

3. I did not have system restore turned on so this option was not useful to me.

4. I then read something suggesting I use Bootrec. However I tried running bootrec /RebuildBcd but it could not find my OS, instead I used the following commands;

* bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
* c:
* cd boot
* attrib bcd -s -h -r
* ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
* bootrec /RebuildBcd

This however didn't work either.

5. I left the PC overnight and now things seem to be worse. When I try and use repair centre it does not actually detect a HDD with Vista installed, it does however still let me p... Read more

A:Answer an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data (Vista)

If you can take the HD out and put it into another PC as Slave and see if your data is still readable.

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Hello,

I need help with configuring Microsoft Loopback Adapter on my Windows 7 Professionl 32-bit laptop. The Device Manager for the adapter says, "This device is working properly". Relevant screenshots are as follows:

I disabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP <--------- Not sure if this was required.

There is no antivirus installed and the windows firewall is turned off. Local Area Connection 2 is set to be accessed first by Network Services. I've tried the following with no luck:
1) Uninstall and reinstall the loopback adapter
3) Change the IP address to something like 192.168.2.5

When I try to install and configure loopback adapter on Windows Vista Home on the same machine on a separate partition, at least I get "Limited Connectivity".

I am not experienced with loopback adapter so I don't even know how to verify whether I am doing things right or I am getting the results right. I believe my settings are correct, then why is it saying, "No Network Access"? Please help me out here. Thank you!

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I need to transfer data from a laptop HD which is the only part still left working. So I'd like to plug it into my desktop. Anyone know what sort of connector is on a 40 GB Toshiba MK4012GAS laptop hard drive (as fitted to an Advent 7026.) It looks as though it slides into an edge connector on the m/board, a bit like a smaller version on a PCI card, its certainly not pins into holes as on the wrong adapter I've already bought.

Thanks.

A:Solved: Need to transfer data from laptop drive, need adapter

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Windows 7 32 bit laptop ----> Windows 7 64 bit PC with USB network adapter.

I'm trying to move a folder from one computer to the other. There are about 300 files totalling 3mb.

At around "234 files remaining", the transfer freezes, and after a minute or so, the network connection on the destination computer is shown as Disabled. If I right click and choose "Enable", it makes the attempt, says "connection failed", and then "It is not possible to connect at this time. No network was detected. You may need to plug in your network cable to complete the connection."

What will fix it is unplugging the USB network adapter and replugging. But it only allows a little bit more transfer before it happens again.

I tried initiating the transfer from one computer, and again from the destination (bringing the files to it), but the problem occurs just the same. On additional attempts it will reconnect to the other computer and allow me to browse the files, but the connection crashes again without any more progress. My internet connection is fine otherwise, doesn't do this unless I'm transferring data across the network. I disabled Eset real-time protection but have windows firewall up (I'd rather not turn it off).

Any ideas on this one?

A:Solved: Adapter breaks during data transfer across network

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Hello,

My friend has a plan through Sprint for their unlimited data plan for \$59.99/month. To get this signal he bought the Sierra 595U which connects to a computer or laptop via USB. Here is the link to the product: http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/809/64/

What I am trying to figure out is how he can use this current setup and add a router so that he can share his connection among his home computers. Is there a way/router to do this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:How can my friend hook up a router to his USB Sprint Data adapter

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Over the last year, all the new hardware devices I have bought will not work on my laptop. When I plug in the devices, they just bring up the found new hardware wizard and never does it work. I even have the disc for all of them and it still just doesn't work. Specifically, I have a lexmark printer. I have downloaded the drivers on their website but I still cannot install the printer because halfway through installation, I have to plug in the printer to the computer and it cannot be recognized. I went to Sony Vaio's website and updated a few things. I believe I'm working on SP3 right now. any advice or suggestions?

I need to add that I cannot find the XP disc. I'm not sure whether it came with my computer when I bought it but I just can't find it.

A:Found New Hardware Wizard and Add Printer Wizard do nothing

Some USB devices...need to have the drivers installed/available...before the device can be recognized.

Whatever printer you are using...are you following the installation instructions provided by the printer manufacturer?

Louis

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Hi,
somehow my win7 system boot records seems corrupted hence it's showing OS not found. i have tried with bcdedit /enum & its showing "The boot configuration data store could not be found. The requested system device cannot be found". tried
bootrec /fixmbr & bootrec /fixboot which is showing sucessfully. bootrec /rebuildbcd is able to detect C:\windows but showing "the requested system device cannot be found" while adding installation to boot list. i went into diskpart, selected
EFI partition & able to see EFI contents (bootx64.efi/bootmgr.efi etc) there.
Kindly suggest how can i recreate BCDstore without reinstallation.
Regards,
Dhiraj

A:BCDEdit /enum showing "The boot configuration data store could not be opened"

When you boot the machine make sure you are booting with a UEFI device i.e. if you boot with a Win7 CD, make sure that the CD is booting from UEFI and not legacy BIOS CD. You have to boot from the same type of partition that the hard drive was created with
for BCDEdit to work.

So if you booted from WDS network, then you need to boot from a UEFI ethernet/pxe connection.

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On boot up the laptop beeps twice and the message "system configuration data read error" appears with F1 to resume or F2 to setup. If I hit F! it boots up as normal. When I switch off and reboot the same ting happens every time...help its driving me crazy !!

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This is the message I get when I try to boot:

"The boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors"

File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc000000f

I had a linux partition installed separate from my windows partition. I deleted the linux partition, which apparently messed up the windows boot loader since it seems to have been overwritten by the linux boot loader. i tried installing linux again to restore its bootloader, but selecting windows from the boot loader is no use since the windows boot loader no longer works. i've been using the command prompt in the windows 8 recovery environment but have not had success so far.

A:"Boot configuration data is missing or contains errors"

Delete Linux, boot off of the Windows 8 DVD choose your language and Repair Your Computer. That should fix the boot file.

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I am running Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate on two PCs on my home network. I went to use one yesterday and was presented with a black screen. I rebooted the PC hoping that would solve my issue and was presented with the following error message while trying to reboot:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

File: \BOOT\BCD
Status: 0xc000000d
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

I checked my other PC and saw that it had been updated with several Windows patches yesterday. I'm guessing that the broken PC had an issue installing or rebooting from one of the patches.

I ran the repair utility on the windows 7 dvd as instructed by the error message. It was unable to find a previous installation of windows with an error box saying:

The file or directory C:\Boot\BCD is corrupt and unreadable please run Chkdsk utility.

I tried the auto repair anyway, which appears to be working until the end when it gives me the "The file or directory C:\Boot\BCD is corrupt and unreadable please run Chkdsk utility" error again. Then it says it can't save the fixes and says it can't be repaired. When I check the details it says I need to "repair offline" and that it cannot find an OS installed.

In my searches for an answer, I read about rebuilding the BCD through the command prompt. I ran the following commands:

BOOTREC /FIXMBR - said it was successful
BOOTREC /FIXBOOT - said it was succes... Read more

A:\BOOT\BCD 0xc000000d unreadable boot configuration data

Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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I am trying to find a way to be able to use sysprep without the
mini-wizard or welcome wizard!?

A:sysprep without the mini-wizard or welcome wizard

Hello,

Not sure if this is what you are looking for but have a look at at the following article

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287506

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:16:48 PM, on 7/31/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
f:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\OneTouch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
F:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
F:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SSU.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://mail.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Comcast

A:Malicious Software Removal Wizard, Spyware Removal Wizard, System Integrity Scan Wiz

Please do not start more than one thread for the same problem.

Closing duplicate.

http://forums.techguy.org/security/488003-hjt-logfile.html

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525, 320 GB HD with about 2 GB of free space left, 4 MB memory, running Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, SP1, updates current. Just lately, booting from off, Windows will not load, but instead gives me a \Boot\BCD error (0xc00000f)--an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. I have repaired this error with my Dell-supplied OS disc repeatedly, and each time I turn off the computer it has the same error at startup. I have read that I may have to rebuild the BCD, but I don't know how to do that. Before I check with Dell, who I suspect will just tell me to reload Windows, I need to know how approach fixing my boot configuration data. The computer has had no new software installations, just routine Windows and Trend Micro Internet Security updates, I checked the disc for errors, and a few files were missing or incorrect, and defragmentation has also been performed routinely. Dell PC checkup finds no issues. How should I proceed?

A:Boot\BCD error reading boot configuration data when starting from cold boot

Try this hard drive diagnostic procedure: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

Repeated errors on a hard drive usually indicate an impending failure. I'd backup your stuff as soon as possible.

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We are getting the above error randomly on some of the laptops we have deployed. The error comes right after you boot or when the windows 7 is left running. There are no special software running. The error in details is below.
"The boot configuration Data (BCD) settings for the following boot application have changed since Bitlocker was enabled
change settings: 0x26000090
You must supply a bitlocker recovery key to start this system.
Confirm that the changes to the BCD settings are trusted.

If the changes are trusted then suspend and resume bitlocker. This will reset bitlocker to use the new BCD settings.
Otherwise restore the original BCD settings"

Can anyone please explain on how to correct this error. As before this is happening on few of the machines and we are seeing more as we go. Any tips would be nice...Thanks

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I need to set up three user accounts on two computers the accounts on each computer is going to be monitored.
Each user will be assigned access for certain folder or files and certain applications, like internet explorer.
And all usb ports and dvd drive will be blocked. Only the admin will be allow to have full access.

So i need to do something that allow ( managers) to monitor employees activity on the system during working hours.

On one pc is windows xp pro on the other os windows 7 home premium.

Any idea how i can acomplish this task?

I.was thinking of group policy on both computers but on home premium there is not group policy.

Also the users will be using almost all the same programs and files just the with different information.

A:group policy configuration and computer configuration question

But for Windows 7 Home Premium you will not have the
Local Security Policy so you may need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro for that.

This is easier to control with a server like Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

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I have an old P3 system that I let my son use for internet browsing, email, etc. It has been rock solid for 6+ years until lately and I think the issue of not booting properly is that the master CD-ROM gave up the ghost. And so I took that out hoping that is all it will take.

Here is my question (and I feel so much like a noob; I did try to google but I got nothing): Where do I place the tab to take it from slave to single configuration? As slave the tab was placed on the far left in the verticle position. Am I correct in that to make it singular I need to place it horizontally on the bottom two prongs center-right?

I hope I am making myself clear. This is an old system and it has been years since setting it up and I don't have my manuals anywhere. I couldn't even access Buslink's website.

A:CD-RW Configuration - from slave to single configuration?

The jumper will fit on the pins, based on what is imprinted or embossed on the drive. It is usually very difficult to see... but if you use a flashlight or other device you can place at different angles, you can see how the jumper choices are stamped into the metal. Most often the center two are Slave, the right is Master, and the left is Cable Select.
I suggest you jumper it as master.
If it is a known brand, you can find a drawing on the website of the optical drive manufacturer.

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What does this do : "TV Data Adapter". i have it on my computer but i do not know what it does .

i'm thinking its for tv viewing on my computer but i would need an additional hardware componet to use it.

also, is the "TV Data Adapter" hardware?

thanks

A:What does this do : "TV Data Adapter"

well, what kinda expansion cards do you have? where is the phrase "tv data adapter" showing up? if you have a coaxial (cable) male connector coming out the back of your rig, then you have some sort of tv tuner card...

i've had two cards that were tv tuners - a wintv pci board, and now the ati radeon 7500 all-in-wonder.

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There are some of devices that were mission from device manager.
At first, there was a problem with wireless adapter, I couldn't enable it.
I tried to reinstall drivers serveral times, but it didn't fix the problem.
So i reformat my system, 2 times. the problem is still existing.
It's getting worst, now i can't find wireless network adapter, lan network adapter and card reader in device manager.
It is weird that sometime the  wireless adapter appears in device manger, those 2 devices come back too.
I am quite sure that my wireless adapter hardware is ok because i did replace new wireless adapter but the problem still exist.
I ran some antivirus tools, antimalware tools, non of them return infected.
The weirdest issue is that my wireless adapter comes with bluetooth adapter.
but only bluetooth adapter can be used, it works perfectly fine.
Could you please take a look at this problem, im at the deadend. this is the weirdest problem i ever had with  my laptop and pc.
Thank you

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