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# Invalid Configuration Data error

Q: Invalid Configuration Data error

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\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\StartupList.exe

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Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Common Startup:
Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LDMConf.exe

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Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

MSConfig = C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
NvCplDaemon = RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
NeroFilterCheck = C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
Multi-function Keyboard = GWHotKey.exe
Logitech Utility = Logi_MwX.Exe
KernelFaultCheck = %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
HP Software Update = C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
HP Component Manager = "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
DXDllRegExe = dxdllreg.exe
AVG7_CC = C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
Zone Labs Client = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

ctfmon.exe = C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

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Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

Shell=Explorer.exe
SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\System32\logon.scr

Policies Shell key:

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Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}

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HP DArC Task #Hewlett-Packard#hp psc 2400 series#1097730647.job

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[Support.com Configuration Class]

[WUWebControl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuweb.dll
CODEBASE = http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1097382015536

[{B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999}]

[PhotosCtrl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YPhotos.dll
CODEBASE = http://photos.yahoo.com/ocx/us/yexplorer1_9us.cab

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash8.ocx

[MicroX Persistent Mainframe Display Control]
CODEBASE = http://www.workathomeagent.net/walldata/curVersion/hostexpress.cab

[Live Collaboration]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\RntX.dll
CODEBASE = http://livenj02.rightnowtech.com/7502-b145h/rnl/java/RntX.cab

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PostBootReminder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
CDBurn: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll
WebCheck: C:\WINDOWS\System32\webcheck.dll
SysTray: C:\WINDOWS\System32\stobject.dll
UPnPMonitor: C:\WINDOWS\system32\upnpui.dll

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End of report, 6,256 bytes
Report generated in 0.210 seconds

Command line options:
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/full - to include several rarely-important sections
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only
hijack this log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 8:53:07 PM, on 4/15/2006
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\GWHotKey.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\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus...sbcydial/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/sbcydial/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://yahoo.sbc.com/dial
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus...sbcydial/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/sbcydial/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://yahoo.sbc.com/dial
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/sbcydial/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/sbcydial/*http://www.yahoo.com
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Sage Web Accelerator - {8B79EE88-E62D-4AA8-B530-CC357BA112B7} - C:\Program Files\Accelerator\Toolband.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Multi-function Keyboard] GWHotKey.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DXDllRegExe] dxdllreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LDMConf.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1097382015536
O16 - DPF: {D18F962A-3722-4B59-B08D-28BB9EB2281E} (PhotosCtrl Class) - http://photos.yahoo.com/ocx/us/yexplorer1_9us.cab
O16 - DPF: {D8EE8DC0-F193-11D0-B1E5-08005A885319} (MicroX Persistent Mainframe Display Control) - http://www.workathomeagent.net/walldata/curVersion/hostexpress.cab
O16 - DPF: {E7D2588A-7FB5-47DC-8830-832605661009} (Live Collaboration) - http://livenj02.rightnowtech.com/7502-b145h/rnl/java/RntX.cab

Can you tell me what's up with this error message?

Jen

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I was trying to repair a software installation (Iomegatools) by removing and reinstalling this software. My system froze after the installation and I shut down the computer and tried to restart Windows XP. On restart, I get a black screen with white type indicating I have an invalid system configuration. It suggests I run Setup to input the correct date and time. When I get past that it starts to load windows XP but freezes on a blue screen with the Windows XP logo but no User logon information. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jon B

A:Invalid System Configuration Error

Have you tried to start the machine in safe mode and use XP system restore yet?

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Hy!
I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 alongside on my notebook. They both have separate partitions, Windows 7 has an NTFS and Linux have az EXT4 one.
My music files are on the NTFS one, with the Windows 7.
When I use EasyTag on Ubuntu to edit the tags of the music files (.mp3 ones), than I can't see the tags in Windows 7, all fields are blank and if I try to edit any of the fields, I get the following errorcode when trying to apply the changes:

A:Error 8x8007000D: The data is invalid

I have only seen that error code once before, it had to do with the windows not being legitimate though. That doesn't seem to be the case here. It looks like for some reason Windows 7 will not read the data that was altered using ubuntu.

I think windows is throwing up that error code simply because it has no idea how to deal with it. The only thing I can think of is to go back into ubuntu use easytag to try and blank the fields, then see if windows will read them.
Support back and forth between linux and windows has always been a tad problematic.

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After installing my BenQ network card into my pc i tried to install the ethernet controller asked by windows but when i try to install this i get an error saying "the data is invalid" and i cannot go any further.

I have tried using different drivers but i still get the same error.

I am running Windows 2000 pro and have had a look at a simliar problem on another thread, but cannot find the permissions tab they used in Regedit.

What should i do?

Thanks

A:network card invalid data error

ive sorted it using Regedt32

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Hi,

I am unable to install the drivers for my NIC's getting the error 'Invalid data as shown in the images below'.

It has previously been working fine on all adapters but I needed to uninstall the network cards as HyperV was throwing up an error when creating virtual switches which may have caused this?

---- -------------------- ------- ------ ---------- ---------
Ethernet 40 Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Netwo... 117 Not Present 0 bps
Ethernet 39 Broadcom BCM5709C NetXtreme II Gig...#2 132 Not Present 0 bps
Ethernet 38 Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Net...#2 131 Not Present 0 bps
Ethernet 37 Broadcom BCM5709C NetXtreme II Gi...#50 130 00-26-55-1A-A8-4A 0 bps
Ethernet 34 Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Net...#3 127 00-1F-29-56-C2-51 0 bps
Ethernet 33 Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Net...#4 126 00-1F-29-56-C2-50 0 bps
vEthernet (VLAN3 (Desk... Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #3 71 Not Present 00-1F-29-56-C2-51 0 bps
vEthernet (VLAN2 (Serv... Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #2 64 Up ... Read more

A:Unable to install NIC's - Invalid data error

It helps to know if you are using some kind of Virtual Machine software.

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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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Hello all,

I am trying to install some software, and the installer barely gets started then stops and gives me this error:

Error 1324 The path My Data contains an invalid character.

I am trying to install Call of Duty 5 World at War onto Windows 64 bit Ultimate.

Does anyone have any ideas on fixing this error?

A:Error 1324 The path My Data contains an invalid character.

Hi,

Try to enter the path you want to install to manually i.e: (probably)

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\ in the setup wizard
DO NOT use the %Program Files% tag.
It sounds like this will not work, however.

If it does or does not:

Back up your registry: (here's how if you don't know how: Back up the registry)

Click Start, and type regedit. Press enter and enter administrator password if necessary.

Navigate to: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version

Make sure the Current Version folder looks as it should. Here is an image of a working Current Version folder:

If your ProgramFilesDir, ProgramFilesPath or CommonFilesDir is different, correct it or if unsure, post back. In particular the ProgramFilesPath SHOULD BE REG_EXPAND_SZ. If your ProgramFilesPath is REG_SZ, change this to REG_EXPAND_SZ. This corruption is quite common. If necessary, make these registry entries.

Try your FSX installation again. If it still does not work, try copying your entire DVD to your desktop (or wherever) and have a look through the directories for strange symbols, signs of a corrupt disk. This will take a while to copy.
If you can and these steps do not work, please can you post the FSX install log file and messages in event viewer. Post back if these steps do not work or you don't know how to do any of the above.

Hope this helps.

Richard

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I did a search for this and it seems a few people have had the same problem. I bought the oblivion expansion pack for download on direct2drive.com and when the zip file is all done it gets an error trying to download data2.cab and data3.cab (the two biggest files). The error is "Error: invalid compressed data to inflate" for both.

All of the other files within the zip come out just fine, it just seems to be the two important ones of course. This is the second time i have downloaded it, and it takes about 2 hours. I tried using Alzip and that says the two suspect files are corrupt.

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I upgraded my mainboard from an ASUS A7M266 to a Soyo K7Dragon+ and found that XP would not let me load the mainboard drivers. So I wiped my drive and started over without any pci cards installed. After XP was installed I tried to install my Soundblaster Live Card. Windows told me that the data was invalid so it could not load the drivers. Son of a... I tried moving the card to a different slot, and also tried removing it and using the onboard audio. Both solutions ended up with the same answer, the data invalid error. I looked into the problem and found out that it is a problem in windows xp with pci cards and scsi device pci cards. Here is the solution for those of you that may experience that. The fix works, I know as I am living proof!

Why do I get the message "data is invalid" when installing a device driver under WindowsXP?

This error appears to be due to a protection problem in the Windows registry and can occur with a variety of drivers (sound cards and SCSI drivers have been reported). To fix this problem, go to Start, Run... and type "regedit" without the quotes to run the Registry Editor. Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ENUM\PCI

and you will see a number of keys of the form "VEN_xxxx", where xxxx are strings like "1102&DEV_0004&SUBSYS_00011103&REV_04". Under each of these folders will be another folder with a long numerical name. Open each folder and look for the "... Read more

A:Installing PCI card..drivers: data invalid error

the data is invalid windows2000 smc fast ethernet network card - no permission button

sir, regarding the very same problem as mentioned in the thread. Yes, i heard lot of website providing the same method of solution, but when i use regedit, there is not "permission" button in it. Hence the solution is not workable for me althought i am facing the same problem as mentioned.

i am using windows 2000 pro
amd xp athlon 2000

:giddy:
thank you,

andrew

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I upgraded my mainboard from an ASUS A7M266 to a Soyo K7Dragon+ and found that XP would not let me load the mainboard drivers. So I wiped my drive and started over without any pci cards installed. After XP was installed I tried to install my Soundblaster Live Card. Windows told me that the data was invalid so it could not load the drivers. Son of a... I tried moving the card to a different slot, and also tried removing it and using the onboard audio. Both solutions ended up with the same answer, the data invalid error. I looked into the problem and found out that it is a problem in windows xp with pci cards and scsi device pci cards. Here is the solution for those of you that may experience that. The fix works, I know as I am living proof!

Why do I get the message "data is invalid" when installing a device driver under WindowsXP?

This error appears to be due to a protection problem in the Windows registry and can occur with a variety of drivers (sound cards and SCSI drivers have been reported). To fix this problem, go to Start, Run... and type "regedit" without the quotes to run the Registry Editor. Navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ENUM\PCI

and you will see a number of keys of the form "VEN_xxxx", where xxxx are strings like "1102&DEV_0004&SUBSYS_00011103&REV_04". Under each of these folders will be another folder with a long numerical name. Open each folder and look for the "DeviceDes... Read more

A:Installing PCI card drivers - data invalid error

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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
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.

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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?

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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

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

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.

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I have a Netgear WN121T Wireless USB adaptor but it won't install. I have downloaded the latest firmware (version 5) and tried to install it but I get an error message saying 'Data is inavlid'. After searching forums I have attempted to change the permissions in the device manager and I have aldo deleted the contents of teh driver cache. Neither solutions have worked for me and I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions?

A:'Data Is Invalid' Error message when installing wireless USB adaptor

general rule of thumb - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it was working fine prior to the firmware update, then you shouldn't have messed with it. I would try to go back to the defaults.

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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.

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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

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.........

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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

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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 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.

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!

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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.

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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.
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A:invalid IP configuration 9 more replies Answer Match 56.7% i have a wireless modem. unfortunately, i can't connect to the internet unless i'm using the LAN cable connecting from the modem to my laptop. i have run the troubleshooter and it says "invalid ip configuration" or something like that. i've also run ipconfig/all in command prompt (i'm not an expert in this but i go through some forum and they say try like this). without the cable: C:\Users\AP>ipconfig/all Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AP-PC Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : JMicron PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Adap ter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-CF-30-64-F8-A4 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 48-5D-60-38-29-9A DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{8BFF2FC5-0B0C-4FDD-A... Read more A:Invalid IP configuration Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cd8f:b300:edba:9ec0%14(Preferred)Click to expand... Most of our routers do not support IPv6 well (if at all). Google for how to disable IPv6 3 more replies Answer Match 56.28% Hello, I am having intermittent connection issues to the Internet when connecting via my ethernet adapter. My modem connects to my router (D-Link DIR-825) which connects to a Sling Media Powerline kit (see here) via my electrical system which then connects to my ethernet adapter (nVidia nForce network adapter). I can connect to my router wirelessly perfectly fine. However, when using my ethernet adapter, it will intermittently stop working every ~10-20 minutes or so for a period of ~10-20 minutes. If I run the Windows 7 network troubleshooter it informs that my connection does not have a valid IP configuration and that the default gateway is not available, but it cannot fix either of these problems. Eventually it seems to sort itself out, but it is only temporary. Previously, this network configuration had been working perfectly fine for nearly a year. When I run ipconfig /all in the command prompt, I get the following relevant portions when it is not working: Code: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frank-PC Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cinci.rr.com Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection: Connection-specific... 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Previously, this network configuration had been working perfectly fine for nearly a year. When I run ipconfig /all in the command prompt, I get the following relevant portions when it is not working: Code: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frank-PC Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cinci.rr.com Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection: ... Read more A:Intermittent invalid IP configuration It looks like you want to use your lan connection so I would disable your wifi and if that fixes your problem search this site for how to change the metric of your lan just in case you want to enable your wifi for some reason set your lan to metric 1 and your wifi to something higher like 10 3 more replies Answer Match 56.28% When I bootup the message reads "Invalid system configuration" - run configuration utilty,press 1 to resume or f2 to enter setup. Pressing 1 takes you into windows. Everything is fine except I can't dial out.Larry I read your advice in the archives.It helped now I can dial out. However the Invalid system configuration message still appears when I bootup.Any suggestions? A:Invalid system configuration This can mean a few things. There is a resource conflict of some sort, but the exact sort... Press F2 to enter setup. Many systems will pop a message up right there telling you what is wrong. There isn't another message is there? Like 3F8 resource conflict, invalid configuration, press F2? You said you couldn't dial - so, in Windows Device Manager check what IO and IRQ your Modem and COM ports are set to. When you go into setup with F2 make sure none of the COM ports in there are set to the same numbers. ------------------ Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech: LarryCore begs for money Vote for the best Tech Support site: VOTE for Helponthe.net! 1 more replies Answer Match 56.28% Network: Verison Router w/ DHCP 192.168.1.X DLINK access point using DLINK router w/ DHCP 192.168.0.X Cisco access point using DLINK router w/ DHCP 192.168.0.X Problem: New Toshiba notebook connects to Verizon router without difficulty, but cannot connect to DLINK or CISCO without "LIMITED" usage (IP configuration error) [With a lot of reset, renew and Win8 troubleshooting it will connect to the DLINK for about an hour, but the magic must be repeated after an hour or so] History: 4 other Notebooks connect succesfully to any of the 3 access points 3 Phones connect succesfully to any of the 3 access points 2 Tablets connect succesfully to any of the 3 access points Reason for DLINK or Cisco Connection: Verizon router is outside of the local network containing shared drives. More details: available to serious responders A:Invalid IP configuration with a different twist It may help to add the secondary subnet, IP, etc. to the advanced IPv4 TCP/Ip settings of which ever NIC you are using on the Toshiba, this is sometimes required when connecting to different subnets with the same NIC, although I'm not completely sure why it's not connecting to the other access points like the other notebooks. The Toshiba may have one of those so called trial anti virus software's creating problems or some of the preinstalled Toshiba bloatware may be causing problems here. Those other two routers may require a firmware update to work with Windows 8. You might try setting up a single subnet through the Verizon router, turning off DHCP on the other routers so they can pick up an IP from the Verizon routers DHCP, though this doesn't suit your needs it may help to narrow down the problem. 3 more replies Answer Match 56.28% Hello, I recently built two PCs. The master uses an ASUS p9x79 Deluxe mobo; the slave uses an ASUS p9x79 mobo. Both have an Intel 82579V Gigabit LAN Controller. I connected the two with a crossover cable and was able to share data via Remote Desktop, but I was unable to identify the "unidentified network". I have tried changing the network location to both a work location and a home location, but neither attempt successfully allowed me to properly identify the network (i.e. change the name, change the icon, etc.) Then, I had a so-called IT specialist come over. He scratched his head for an hour and couldn't figure out the problem either. He suggested that I buy a switch, which I did. I bought a Cisco five-port Gigabit switch. Each computer connects to the switch with a CAT 6 patch cable. Unfortunately, this did not resolve the issue. I am only trying to connect these two PCs to each other; not to the internet, and not to anything else. When I use the Win7 troubleshooter it has informed me that there is an "invalid IP configuration". An automatic IP assignment as well as a static IP assignment has yielded the same result (i.e. an "unidentified network") The static IP addresses that I used are as follows: Master = 192.168.5.10; Slave = 192.168.5.11; both have a subnet of 255.255.255.0. The firewall has been turned off on both computers, and I do not have the Bonjour software installed. Could it have to do with the slave computers certification? ... Read more A:Troubleshooting Invalid IP Configuration Welcome to the Seven Forums. Since no one has answered your post - I'll take a stable at it. It seems that W7 wants to see (communicate with) a gateway IP address. I've not actually tried this (hence my hesitation to post in your thread) but you can try this: Master = 192.168.5.10 and a gateway of 192.168.5.11 Slave = 192.168.5.11 and a gateway of 192.168.5.10 That might let you change some of the things you want to change - or maybe not. 4 more replies Answer Match 56.28% Hi all, So I walked in to my office one day and found that I could not connect to my work network. I work for a small company, and we've got 3 computers and a printer hard-wire networked through one router. I can currently connect wirelessly, but we'd like to be hard-wired. I've tried setting a static IP, disabling IPv6, disabling IPv6 and IPv4 firewalls on the router, disabling the computer's firewall, replacing the physical cable, tried a tcp/ip reset and even bought and installed a new network adapter. Nothing has worked. I know the drill, so I've attached my IPCONFIG print-out and a screen shot of my router's DCHP Client list. My computer is Geomancer. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, SP 1. Thanks! Below are the results of the ping test with the wireless adapter disabled. ECHO is on. Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Reply from 192.168.1.137: Destination host unreachable. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 1, Lost = 3 (75% loss), Pinging 46.228.47.115 with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Reply from 192.168.1.137: Destination host unreachable. Request timed out. Ping statistics for 46.228.47.115: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 1, Lost = 3 (75% loss), Ping request could not find host google.com. Please check the name and try again. Unable to resolve target system name google.com. [/php] More replies Answer Match 56.28% Hi, newbie here - first post, hope it's not a duplicate and is in the right place!! I have a Dell 4550, when I boot it up it comes to a screen saying "Invalid configuration information - please run setup program" I then get the option to hit F1 to continue or F2 to run setup utility. Ususally, I will go into the setup utility and make the date and time correct and then carry on. This will fix the problem for that day but then the same thing will happen the next day. Can anyone shed any light on a possible long term solution please? Thanks in advance A:Invalid Configuration Information Your CMOS battery may have reached the end of useful product life.$3.50 at Wal-Mart. Or it may merely be loose.

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I did the paperclip trick and now instead of the password prompt it says this on my dell d600 any help would be great

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When i try to install xp sp2, I keep getting "the data is invalid. xp sp2 could not be installed" error message.
I have re-installed windows and tried installing sp2 from CD, and tried the downlooad from the microsoft website, both with the same result.
Can anybody make any suggestion on what i can try next.
Many thank's Brian.j
[email protected]

A:Installing xp sp2, I keep getting "the data is invalid" error message.

Brian.j said:

When i try to install xp sp2, I keep getting "the data is invalid. xp sp2 could not be installed error message".
I have re-installed windows and tried installing sp2 from CD, and tried the downlooad from the microsoft website, both with the same result.
Can anybody make any suggestion on what i can try next.
Many thank's Brian.j
[email protected]Click to expand...

Welcome to the forums

http://support.microsoft.com/xpsp2getinstall

did you read the above? That looks like a good starting point...doc

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Can't seem to get rid of this error which prevents using USB, tried regcure software but didn't work.

Have service pack 3 installed

Does any one have a solution?

A:"Data is invalid" error on Sony Vaio

Does the usb device(s) work on other computers?

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Hello everyone! This is an issue that has been annoying me for a LONG time and I'd just be ecstatic if you guys could help me somehow.

My Internet works pretty well, except that around 3 times a day or so, it drops. I run the Windows 7 troubleshooter to fix it. Every time, it says "wireless network connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration" and then "fixed" and the Internet resumes working properly. Although it's easy to fix, I wish this problem didn't happen at all in the first place because it can be frustrating if I'm in the middle of a skype call or game.

Any ideas? Also the Internet stops working randomly like this for all devices in the house, not just my computer, so I know it's not my PC.

A:Internet drops because of invalid IP configuration?

do you still have a problem

you say it stops for all devices - any device connected by cable to the router - and does that stop working

if you do not have any devices connected by cable
I would suggest you connect by cable and see if this is an issue as well

if the cable connection does not disconnect - then its a wireless issue and post an xirrus screen shot please

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if you have a separate modem, the make and exact model of the modem.

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

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As per a lot of other people on here, I'm having issues with connecting my desktop PC to my BigPond router. It will connect via wireless (have an installed D-Link DWA525 wireless card) but will not connect via LAN.

I've changed the IP, DNS and Default gateways to the same as the other working PC's in the house, but still no luck. The mobo uses Realtek GBE Family PCI-E controllers, but for some reason it won't move off 10Mbps (even when I try to tell it to change this).

I have tried new drivers, and have tried uninstalling drivers and letting windows install its own. None have worked. I've disabled V6, didn't work.

My IPCONFIG ALL shows up the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

C:\Users\CJHBeast>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CJHBeast-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : BigPond

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-6F-65-3D-7A-18
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

A:Unidentified network - invalid IP configuration

Quote: Originally Posted by cjhod

As per a lot of other people on here, I'm having issues with connecting my desktop PC to my BigPond router. It will connect via wireless (have an installed D-Link DWA525 wireless card) but will not connect via LAN.

I've changed the IP, DNS and Default gateways to the same as the other working PC's in the house, but still no luck. The mobo uses Realtek GBE Family PCI-E controllers, but for some reason it won't move off 10Mbps (even when I try to tell it to change this).

I have tried new drivers, and have tried uninstalling drivers and letting windows install its own. None have worked. I've disabled V6, didn't work.

My IPCONFIG ALL shows up the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

C:\Users\CJHBeast>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CJHBeast-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : BigPond

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-6F-65-3D-7A-18
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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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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I run with a Dell Dimension 4600C, with Windows XP version 5.1.2600. Lately, my computer has taken to shutting down. But it doesn't shut down and start up again. The computer turns itself off, but the computer indicates that power is still going to the machine. I can't start the computer up without unplugging the CPU from its power source (an APC SurgeArrest outlet bank) and waiting for at least a minute so it won't shut down on me again.

Usually the computer will shut down as soon as it's rebooted once I've done this. I've taken to restarting the computer normally to prevent it from shutting down for at least twenty to thirty minutes.

Most of the time the computer will just run normally after the shut down (until it shuts down again). At other times it gives me a DOS message saying there's 'invalid configuration information' and it gives me the chance to run setup. I ran setup once, but didn't change anything.

Is this a RAM problem or a hardware problem? I'm inclined to say it's XP doing this, but I'm computer illiterate and have absolutely no idea what to do about this.

A:Pc Randomly Shuts Down, Says Invalid Configuration Information (sometimes)

this could be an overheating prob, how long does your computer run from cold till it shuts down? can you monitor the cpu, case temps?also, to check your ram try this?http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Memory-...iagnostic.shtmlgood luck

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hi,,, i have dell inspiron 6400 laptop and when i turn it on it shows invalid configuration information- please run setup program and it directly goes to setup and i do not remember the password aswell .. now i have noway to boot.. please tell me what to do ... thanks...

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Hi I have a dell xps m1210 that show a message "invalid configuration information - please run setup program", i can not even enter the setup, when i press de F2 to enter setup it says "preparing to enter setup", but instead entering the setup it gives me the "invalid configuration information - please run setup program"

Can anyone help me

A:Invalid configuration information - please run setup program

How old is it. Could be a hard drive failure... can you give us the service Tag from the back of the machine?

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I have tried everything that I could find on this forum as well as myriad others. I even went so far as to backup my computer and reinstall Windows 8. Still, I cannot connect to the internet. When I first bought the pc, I had no problems connecting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here are my ipconfig /all results:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Khaleesi
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1E-D0-5A-15-06-24
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 2C-D0-5A-15-06-24
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

A:Invalid IP Configuration - Limited Internet Access

169.254.XXX.XXX is an Autoconfiguration IP address. Can you first try and temporarily disable your firewall and Anti-virus program.

Then can you boot your machine into safe mode with networking and test connectivity.

Follow this tutorial (OPTION THREE ONLY) - Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

Note
Please replace all references of 'Safe Mode' with 'Safe Mode with Networking'

Please post back your results and then we can troubleshoot from there

Lastly, Do any other machines experience this issue?

Many Thanks,
Josh

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Anyone with a clue on how to solve this problem

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I have Windows XP SP2 and it is suddenly not booting up. I get a message that says Invalid Configuration Information, Please Run Setup Program, Floppy Diskette Seek Failure, Performing IDE Configuration, Strike F1 to continue and F2 to run Setup Utility. I press F1 to continue and then Windows loads and all is fine. I have a Dell computer model E310, which doesn't have a floppy disk drive. The computer is two years old. How can I eliminate this message and get Windows to load normally?

A:Invalid Configuration Floppy Diskette Seek Failure

Make sure there isn't a floppy left in the drive.
Change the first device in the boot order to the hard drive in the BIOS
Replace the motherboard battery

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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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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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Guys,
Please help. Every time I plug something into the USB ports I get Window recognise it then try to down load the drivers and come up DATA INVALID then shut it down. It dosn't matter if I have the disk or not the same problem comes up. This includes things that I have previously used fine on the PC. I'm not a guru so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

A:Data Invalid WTF

Open Device manager from Start Menu > Run and typing devmgmt.msc and pressing EnterIn Device Manager select USB ControllersRight click on each one and choose Uninstall.Restart and let Windows reinstall them.

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Hello there everyone

This is my first post so please be gentle.

We are currently using Windows XP and SP3 and we have suddenly come across a problem when trying to create shares on new laptops to copy over peoples old data. We can create the folder fine and and users and permissions but as soon as i click on accept i get the following message

An Error occured with trying to create share - the data is invalid

I have tried everything, removing SP3, modify the GPEDIT and giving all users full control yet still nothing. Does anyone have a ideas - ITS DRIVING ME NUTS

A:The data is invalid

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Hi, I am not a whiz on computers so please excuse any mistakes, I am having problems connecting a samsung E840 to my pc a new hardware wizard comes up then it finishes with data invalid, any help would be most apreciated.

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i have this virus on my computer with threat name Win32/Cryptor
the file name is C:\WINDOWS\system32\igctpuo.dll

it shows up in a resident shield alert every time i click the my computer icon.
and when i click heal is says some files cannot be healed, the data is invalid.
does anyone know how i can get rid of the virus?

A:AVG can't heal because of invalid data

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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i get " data is invalid " whenever i try to install devices like drives or usb phones etc . device manager lists the items but cannot install . what do i do to solve this . cheers peterlakey .

A:data is invalid message - help please !

Backup registry before operations(see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756)

Load the regedit.exe program by going to the Start Menu and selecting ‘Run’. Enter regedit.exein the text box. Click the ‘OK’ button.
2. In the registry there is a folder called PCI located at:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\
3. Inside there are folders that look something like this:VEN_14F1&DEV_1053&SUBSYS_1047144F&REV_08
4. Each of these folders represent a PCI device located on your motherboard. By default youradministrative privileges DO NOT give you "Full Control" over these keys in Windows XP, only"Read" permissions arein place.
5. Search through all of these "VEN..." folders and look for a key inside each folder labelled"DeviceDesc". This key indicates what the device actually is.
6. Right click on the folder that contains the DeviceDesc key value of "(your drive)" andselect “Permissions”.(in 'Edit' menu)
7. Click Full Control - Allow.
8. Close all programs and restart the computer. Now that you have full control of that PCI folder,reinstall the driver. It should now install correctly.

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Hi, I really hope you can help me, this is driving me nuts!

I cannot install *any* new USB devices. I have tried several memory stick type devices and a 3g modem card. They all work on other peoples laptops fine.

In all cases my Dell laptop (Latitude D600) finds the hardware and the Add new hardware wizard pops up as expected. I click ok to install the driver and after a short while it fails with the message "data is invalid" ...and no clues as to what this means.

USB devices (a webcam, camera and 2 memory sticks) that were installed many months ago are all ok and still work fine.

So... it isn't a hardware problem, it must be something Windows does when installing a new device.

Any ideas how I can fix it?

Thanks!
Marco

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I recently did a Vista Premium reinstall. I downloaded and installed SP1 for Vista without any problems. Then I went to the Microsoft site again and downloaded Sp2 for Vista. When I tried to install it, I got an error 'The data is invalid'. I kept the SP2 executable from the last time I did a reinstall. It worked fine then. With that, I now get the same error. What gives? I can't understand why an executable that worked earlier, wont work now.

I thought of trying another site, but most of these places want you to install an installer before you can download the file.

Where or how do I get a proper file, now?

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] The Data Is Invalid

The best way to do it would be to use windows update.

I could go on asking if you have 32bit or 64bit? did you download the right one?... but i belive that using windows update might be your first/best option.

if windows update does not work or you do not wish to using windows update we are here to help

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Hey guys,

I am absoultely stumped with this problem. I cannot get any USB ports to work on my computer. Whenever I try to install drivers in device manager it stops halfway through and I get the message "the device is not valid" and it then stops. I have tried taking out the power cable and then restarting the machine again but that didn't work. I have also edited the registry as a lot of posts online suggest that this problem is to do with the issues with permissions in xp and you can go into the registry and enable devices that way. Still no luck though. I have also tried to reset the registry to default settings but that also does not work. Anyone got any idea how to fix this problem?

A:I keep getting 'the data is invalid' when installing drivers in xp

Hi jonesma1 and welcome to TSF.

Can you tell me what Service Pack you currently have installed. Also, do you have your Windows XP Disk with you?

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I have data validation on a column which prevents users from entering a numerical code which is not contained within a standard list. When they copy a row and then insert it, they are able to fill down (copy) the formatting. When doing so, the number code in column A automatically increases the code by 1, which makes it invalid.

Am I able to prevent invalid data from being copied into those cells?

The workbook is macro free, so I am trying to do it without data validation.

A:Invalid Data Allowed with Fill Down

To 'pull down'\auto fill a number without it incrementing you need to grab two cells (with the same number in it) and pull down.

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Biostart M7NCG 400 Athlon 2400 CPU Fresh install of XP HOME

Problem I am having is that no matter what I do I get an invalid data message whenever i plug in any usb devices.........

I even tried to change permissions of the devices in the registry.....

A:Invalid Data when installing any usb devices

in the device manager,uninstall all instances of usb
then right click and choose
scan for hardware changes and windows will reinstall
see if this cures it

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I was on my gf's computer on the control panel trying to clear unnecessary programs and I thought i was being careful enough... Well i fear i deleted an essential program on the computer and may have ruined it. I removed the Java runtime environment and each of the updates thinking it wasnt necissary. Is this a critical program? The weird thing is as i was removing parts of it it just kept saying computer must restart to complete the removal of the program, and i selected no each time.. all of the sudden the computer turned off and when rebooting it said invalid boot.ini booting from c:windows\

I have an old desktop and was able to give them that for a spare. However the desktop only has a IDE hard drive slot and her computer has a SATA Hard drive, so I cannot run it in my computer.

(it may be useful to tell you now that I have looked inside both computers, and had unplugged the connection to the hd (power and motherboard connection) and reconnected them later)

However i am wondering if i can recover the data on the drive. Many assignments my gf has written for school must be printed for a portfolio later in the year. I burned a windows xp professional cd from an .iso file that is bootable (thats the operating system they had). And after several unsucsessful attemps, was finally able to acess the system BIOS on the broken computer and tell it to start from a cd initally and it seemed to work as i recieve the message:
press any key to boot from cd....

i press it and ... Read more

A:invalid boot.ini trying to recover data

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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 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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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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Hi (first post)
I am unable to install an audio driver without getiing the message:
" An error occurred during the istallation of the device

The data is invalid"

I am using a Mercury KOB KT400 FDSX motherboard, Windows XP and trying to install the driver for a Genius Sound Maker Value 5.1 sound card.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

A:multimedia audio controller - the data is invalid!!!!!!!

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Hi there! Can u please help me to figure out this "INVALID IMAGE" problem that i've encountered since a few days ago till now?

By the way, i've used some of the DATA RECOVERY programs to recover some lost files which i've accidently deleted in my handphones's MEMORY CARD and YES the deleted files has been successfully recovered, but only when I tried to open all the image files, there's not even one of them is readable and it only shows a black background with a massage "INVALID IMAGE" or "NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE".....

The DATA RECOVERY programs that i've used were:

&#8226; Data Doctor Recovery Pen Drive
&#8226; Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery (Demo)
&#8226; Recover My Photos
&#8226; DiskInternals Flash Recovery
&#8226; Recuva
&#8226; UndeletePlus
&#8226; JPEG Recovery Pro 5 (Demo)
&#8226; Photo Recovery
&#8226; Image Fix and Enchance

Hope that u will reply me ASAP!!! I really need your help!!!

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Hay I'm having trouble with activation windows 7 when I want activation windows I have en error 0x8007000D (the data is invalid) Help
Sory for my bed English

A:Windows 7 activation problem (The data is invalid)

Quote: Originally Posted by arminn

Hay I'm having trouble with activation windows 7 when I want activation windows I have en error 0x8007000D (the data is invalid) Help
Sory for my bed English

What version are you trying to activate.?

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Hi (first post)
I am unable to install an audio driver without getiing the message:
" An error occurred during the istallation of the device

The data is invalid"

I am using a Mercury KOB KT400 FDSX motherboard, Windows XP and trying to install the driver for a Genius Sound Maker Value 5.1 sound card.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! :)

A:multimedia audio controller - the data is invalid!!!!!!!

go to you computor manufactures website .hp dell etc and download the latest chipset for your computer then check for audio chipsets /drivers at the same site.failing that go to my computer in the control panel run device manager and check for device conflicts indicated by an exclaimation mark.

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I have a client running Windows 8.1. The original problem was that he could not install an HP 6700 printer, the installer package failed every time. I got the same error; I attempted to update all his drivers and noticed that all the installers failed. I then attempted to install it manually and I get a failure: Windows found drivers software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. The data is invalid. I receive the same error if I try to install any driver the same way. Any help would be appreciated. Laptop is an Acer Aspire One running 8.1, there were no recovery discs made and all recovery options fail. Not sure where to go with this.

A:Cannot install any driver, failing for invalid data

Any help would be appreciated.

Try DriverMax

I use the paid version.It works good.

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The svcpack.log which is in C:\Windows is kind of long but I just want to find out what the last few lines of it mean, here they are (notice the line "UpdSpCommitFileQueue for FileQueue failed 0xd", anyone know what this means?):

389.047: Copied file:  C:\WINDOWS\system32\rasauto.dll
389.063: Copied file:  C:\WINDOWS\system32\rasapi32.dll
389.250: Copied file:  C:\WINDOWS\system32\printui.dll
389.297: Copied file:  C:\WINDOWS\system32\perfctrs.dll
389.360: Copied file:  C:\WINDOWS\system32\olecnv32.dll
389.656: DoInstllation: UpdSpCommitFileQueue for FileQueue failed: 0xd
391.953: Unregistration of sprecovr successful
392.250: The data is invalid.
420.813: Message displayed to the user: The data is invalid.
420.813: User Input: OK
420.828: Service Pack 3 installation did not complete.
Select 'OK' to undo the changes that have been made.
426.063: Message displayed to the user: Service Pack 3 installation did not complete.
Select 'OK' to undo the
426.063: User Input: OK
426.078: Starting process:  C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\spuninst\spuninst.exe /~ -u -z
782.906: Software Update Rollback has completed with return code 0xbc2.  This rollback requires a reboot.
782.906: Service Pack 3 installation did not complete.
Windows XP has been partially updated and may not work properly.
789.563: Message displayed to the user: Service Pack 3 installation did not complete.
Windows XP has been partially updated 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!

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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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"

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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I have a problem when I am installing USB devices in that I keep getting an error saying hardware did not install correctly data invalid

I found this microsoft fix for the problem http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810882

My problem is when I browse to C:/windows/driver cache/ii386 I cannot find a file called driver.cab to rename. Which I guess is what is causing the problem!!!

Also my problem is that my machine is a factory install for windows, and I don't have the disc's. Apparently the driver.cab files would be on the disc's but as I don't have them..!?

Does anyone know what I need to do to sort this problem out, apparently is a classic driver problem. I have a new USB keyboard and I cant get it to install!

Many thanks

nicks

A:Solved: Data invalid...driver installation problem

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After a hard, unplanned reformat of my son's Dell Inpiron 1100 I had some problems that I solved with help from here in this forum. Now, there are ten items in the Device Manager all with yellow exclamation points, four of those items listed as unknown devices. I've downloaded all the drivers off the Dell Drivers and Downloads site that are relevant (don't get me started about Dell not including the Drivers and Utilities CD and then not sending me one because the machines are out of warranty!). These items don't match up with anything I've downloaded from Dell's drivers site.

When I do a reinstall through Device Manager all I get is "error, invalid data." Here is the list of the marked items in the Device Manager and which ones are marked on the screen as unknown device (by running the reinstall you get what the item is really called at the end of the wizard):

Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery (listed in Device Manager as unknown device)
Microsoft AC Adapter (listed in Device Manager a unknown device)
Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media Control Devices
Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer (listed in Device Manager as unknown device)
Video Codecs
Microsoft Composite Battery (listed in Device Manager as unknown device)

Now, all the battery items... I am running the computer plugged into the outlet in the wall, but I can also run it by battery power. However, when I try and run the BIOS ... Read more

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Hi,
I have been tasked to sort a a problem with an Access 98 database. When I try to run it I recieve the folllowing message:
"F:\1953sqn\recdata.MDB is not a valid path"
The database currently resides in c:\1953sqn. I understand this database was originally link to the network drive f:\ which no longer exist. How do get access to recognise the new database location c:\1953sqn ?

A:Solved: access mdb returns invalid data path

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