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

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

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:
1.) Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2.) Choose your languange settings, and then click "Next."
3.) Click "Repair your computer."
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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]
 
Administrator Password
 
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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Ok, so I had the "file recovery virus." I was using malwarebytes and Another malware removal program (can't remember that name) to get rid of it. I remember one of them listed a file name with "boot" in it as infected so I deleted it as suggested. Well now I can't boot windows 7 64 bit on my HP Pavillion laptop. It said no bootable device was found.

My husband made me a repair disk from his work computer but Under the system recovery options, it is blank. It says "if your operating system isn't listed, click load drivers". When I click load drivers, there are a ton of files listed and I don't know which one to choose.

If i dont boot from CD, I am also getting a windows boot manager screen that says to insert the windows installation cd (which I don't have) and restart.
File: \boot\bcd
status: oxc0000098
"the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry."

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!

A:"win boot conf data file does not contain a valid OS entry" oxc0000098

Hello NancyF, welcome to Seven Forums


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media.

Have you tried the factory recovery option built into the PC frm the factory, I believe it's the F12 key (for HP) at PC startup, that will over-write any date you may be trying to save though.




There is also the option in this tutorial linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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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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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).

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I need to recover boot configuration on my acer computer

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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.

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 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

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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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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.

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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

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.

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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

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.........

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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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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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sir i have the same problem,i used to connect to my collage wifi , which is powered by sonicwall for the past 1 year,but i can t able to connect it anymore from my room.... i use TP link wifi routerTL-WN7200ND...my singnals are good in my room buy it not connecting,sayin unidentified network...i tried formating c dive and re installed OS and all, i tried even windows 7,but my problem is not solved,i have huge head ache with this for the past two days,,plsssss help me....
i tried ipconfig cmd command and many, but none of them worked for me.........
i forgot tell something,i can connecto the proxy from a 10 rooms after my room,with the same singnal strength......
but not from my room....

A:wifi does not have valid ip configuration in windows 8

this if from my friends room

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Background:
I was a happy user of Windows 7. I did the upgrade to Windows 8 and the internet connection seemed to work fine for two days. Then a couple days ago, Windows did the usual software updates after which I shut down my computer. Next time I opened it up (yesterday), it would not connect to the internet no matter what. I am computer savvy so tried all the usual suspects but to no avail. I used the troubleshooting tool which came up with "WiFi does not have a valid IP configuration." Please don't tell me to turn off/on the router. Tried that and it doesn't work. The microsoft forums have been mostly useless as well. I've also tried the following from the command prompt (run as admin):

netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)

netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)"

Then rebooted and still no luck.

I'm inclined to think this may be a compatibility issue, perhaps the drivers. I have a Toshiba Satellite P750. The bottom line is that my computer is now a useless brick and it's costing me money by not being able to get online (for my work).

Below is my ipconfig /all information. I am hopeful that someone may have useful information to solve this problem once and for all. My only other option is to revert back to Windows 7 (which actually does work) and avoid Windows 8 until it becomes a relatively bug free and viable OS. Thanks for your help.

ipconfig /all details below
Microsoft Windows [Ve... Read more

A:Windows 8 Wifi does not have a valid IP configuration

Since we're talking about wifi (wireless networking) I suspect you have a laptop. What I'm thinking is that the driver windows 8 has given you is not happy with your wireless card. More than 1 users suffer from this. Try updating the driver. Though not by the standard way of updating, since its just gonna say it already had the most updated one.
If you have another laptop/computer avaliable, Search for the driver on that one. Remove the previous driver and install a new one. I hope this will work for you.

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I know this question seems to come out a lot but I can't seem to fix it. I am a college student and my internet has worked 100% fine until I went home this weekend and came back. It worked this weekend when I brought my computer home and when I came back today it gives me this error when I try to troubleshoot. The only thing that could have changed is when I went home I set my DNS to be openDNS because it makes a huge difference there, but I changed it back when I got here. I don't know if that would matter, but unplugging and restarting are doing nothing.

Any thoughts on how I can get my network to work?

Edit: It may be worth noting that I am running a free version of AVG and all of my windows firewalls are disabled. I am running some software the school makes us install but it has never been a problem for over a month.
 

A:Windows 7: Lan doesn't have a valid IP configuration.

Hello trinric
I would first get rid of AVG free. It used to be a good program but I have had to delete it in order to fix a lot of computers this past year. In some computers that was the only problem. Once deleted the computer worked fine. Also you should never be without a firewall. With that said What browser are you using?
 

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Hi,

Yesterday my windows 10 laptop stopped connecting to the internet. I have tried many fixes so far but haven't been able to come up with a solution.

Internet troubleshooting shows: "Wi-Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration"
Internet connection displays: No Internet, secured
Internet is also working fine on other devices.
I have tried netsh winsock reset and checked that IP is being obtained automatically.

I am also attaching the troubleshooting report. Any help is appreciated been trying to fix this for a while.

Thanks in advance

A:Windows Wi-Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration

What happens if you do an ipconfig

The command below will copy ipconfig output to the clipboard, after running it just paste the results into your post

Code:
ipconfig | clip

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

Check your ram.
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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Hello everybody,

I wouldlike to know how to enable/disable the BCD.
Can you help me please?

T.Y. in advance

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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The wifi is not working only on my laptop since 2 days! it was working before and it still is working with all other gadgets and other laptops just not working with my HP laptop.it installed some windows update couple of days back. please guide me as to what needs to be done. i will post relevant info from my side or post screenshots to provide you all the necessary info from my side.

i have tried

netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)

netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)"
i have also tried restoring to the last recovery point.

nothing has worked so far. please help!

A:wifi doesn't have valid ip configuration windows 8

Try rebooting your router. Also maybe doing a reset on the router.

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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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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.

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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.
4. Click Repair your computer.
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.

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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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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.
 
Restart your machine.
 
Is your issue resolved?
 
TsVk!

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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"

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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
 
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.
 

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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. 




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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"

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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.

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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

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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
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

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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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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

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Hello!
recently i was having some problems with my internet connection. it seems to just disconnect or just "worsen" for some time( packet loss and what not).
the thing is,we recently changed the router and the ISP claims that the router doesn't seem to have a problem and what seems more likely is that one of the computers in my household is infected with a internet virus.
the previuos router i had,whenever i tried to use the windows solve maker (my computer is in Hebrew so im not sure about its name), its said something about the DNS,and whenever i used the command ipconfig/flushdns it seemed to fix it, now,even that wont work! and if my internet drops i need to restart my router.
 
my Question is: how can i be sure i am not infected with some type of virus that affects my internet connection? i use Avira and i scanned the system with no results.
the tech support offered me to do a test, plug one computer at a time and see if the internet drops, if it doesn't drop it means it isn't computer problem.(i have 4 computers in my household, 1 laptop and 2 are for me and my brother, an every pc except the laptop are connected directly to the router via cable).
and i am doing it now.
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Local area conection doesnt have a valid ip configuration (windows 7)

Hello -
Is the output of these computers fully in English. or a mix of Hebrew and English ??
 
Please start with the most likely infected computer Only - (test one at a time).
Please list the Make and Model of computer, if known, and Operating System -
Download all programs to Desktop, and Copy and Paste all logs -
 
All scans should be performed in Normal Mode and not in Safe Mode unless requested.
Do not alter the output of any logs prior to posting them back here -
 
 
First -
Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE
* Save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
 
 
Next -
Download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop to run it.
Close any Firefox browsers you may have open
Checkmark the following boxes:
•Flush DNS
•Report IE Proxy Settings
•Reset IE Proxy Settings
•Report FF Proxy Settings
•Reset FF Proxy Settings
•List content of Hosts
•List IP configuration
•List last 10 Event Viewer log
•List Installed Programs
•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
•List Minidump Files
Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).
 
 
Next -
Please download and run RKill by Grinler.
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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.

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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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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.

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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?

Please see this article. It has some suggestions. https://neosmart.net/wiki/0xc000000f..._48120c000000f

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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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So I built a PC recently, using Powerline for Internet access. At first the PC wouldn't connect to the Internet so I moved the wireless router and the Powerline plug into another room and plugged them directly into the wall socket (previously they were plugged into an extension lead). I got Internet access on my PC, but 2 laptops and another PC were having trouble connecting to the Internet using Wi-Fi. When I moved the router and Powerline plug back to their original place, my PC wouldn't connect again (all other computers could) and I got the "Local Area Connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration" error from the network troubleshooting tool.

So it's either I'm the only one that does get Internet when I move the router, or I'm the only one that doesn't get Internet when the router's in its normal place.

Here's my ipconfig /all results from my PC that won't connect:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
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A:Solved: Local Area Connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration - Windows 7

you are doing actually doing two different things as far as i can make - is this correct

Move Powerline from an extension lead and it works - This is because some powerline adapters will not work on an extension lead - so thats (1) and

(2) moving the router is reducing the wireless signal

so you need to find a way to keep the router where it is and not use an extension lead- maybe a longer ethernet cable

from the wireless pcs can we see an xirrus screen shot - when its working OK and again when it is not - just in case its interference

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
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.

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

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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
configuration data read error"
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,
3. Click ?repair your computer.?
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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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 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!

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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.
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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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

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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
boot appplication: \windows\system32\winload.exe
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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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 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.
4. Click Repair your computer.
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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When I am using any browser (also when filling in this enquiry) - the blue bar along the top of the Windows frame turns to gray and I lose the ability to enter text for a few seconds

The bar reverts to blue and then I can continue typing

Any suggestions as to the cause ??

I have run anti-virus and anti-malware scans both report no problems

Appreciate any/all assistance and advice to help me

Thanks
 

A:Data entry problems in Windows

That's a very odd issue. Have you tried doing a system restore (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/system-restore) to a point before this started happening to see if there are any positive results?

-- Ryan
Windows Outreach Team
 

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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.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com.../thread/022386ba-a445-44ba-97f7-d8ba4b6cc54b/

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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I'm a complete noob at these kind of stuff
I have got the recovery page that loads up first

currently using windows 8.1 OS

File:\BCD
Error Code: 0xc0000034

I dont have a recovery CD or USB
so im pretty stuck at what to do now

Currently using an Asus U32v
i5 2.5ghx
6gb Ram
500gb hd
Geforce gt 635m 2GB

A:Complete noob Windows 8 Boot Config Data file missing

Hi

Running "Startup Repair" using a system repair disc will fix the BCD in most cases. You need to find someone (friend/family) with a "Windows 8.1" system and create a system repair CD/USB to do the fix.

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

Boot from it and run the "Automatic repair".

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The battery on a 3-yr old HP Pavilion DV6-1362nr was getting weak and a friend suggested that I let it run all the way down. Second time through, when the computer shut off, I restarted and got a message screen, to wit:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000d

Windows Boot Configuration Data File is missing required information
Put in your windows 7 diskette and press "Repair"

Well' all I have from HP are these recovery disks, and they don't offer a "repair" function. (BTW, an HP support tech said that if I did have the original disks (which these jacks at HP don't want to give you, that it would repair the problem). While I was doing all this, I noticed the machine was getting inordinately hot and the fan wasn't working. The HP tech said that it might not be running because of the corrupted software.

F8 doesn't work, so I can't go into safe mode to back up files I want to save
F9 allows me to go to recovery disk which offers System Recovery or System Restore. (FYI, without F9, this thing would be dead in the water. It won't do anything without my recovery disk.)

I restored to a critical update made just yesterday. It made no difference. Still get this message screen.

Get this! System recovery has a backup feature, but THEN says that there isn't enough room in the partition section to for a temp file to compress the files I want to save, meaning the backup function is totally useless. Way to go HP

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A:Laptop won't boot, Windows Config Data File Missing Info

See if this is your problem, from Windows Seven Forum -In ypur case, since you can't boot, remove the Hard Drive and back it up to another computer, or wait for an Expert to help with a solution to your Booting problem -Thank You -

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Hi..Im running Windows 2000 and see an entry in my HJT log that is this. My internet connection is not working except in safe mode.
O23 - Service: Windows TCP/IP Socket Driver (winsck) - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\winsock\csrss.exe

is this a legit entry ?? any info is appreciated
 

A:To HJT experts..Is this a valid HJT entry ??

No it is not a valid entry
 

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My internet explorer (6.0) browser redirects to unrelated sites. I use AVG free, Ad-aware, Skybot, RegCure and a-squared. After running Hijackthis, I noticed a wierd rundll32.exe...

Is the following a valid entry?

mRun: [Wwuyoniqivux] rundll32.exe "c:\windows\ipacezafitequwez.dll",e

Thanks for your help...

Here is the rest of the log...

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Chris at 8:01:08.86 on Fri 03/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.517 [GMT -7:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\EPSON\Ink Monitor\InkMonitor.exe
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The full message is
\insertpathhere\system32\winload.exe
windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file
Might be something wrong with dual boot. My mom who knows nothing about this accidentally installed another Windows Vista so now i have 2 windows vista named: Microsoft windows vista and Windows Vista home premium
Everytime i boot Windows Vista home premium, i get that error.

Repair does not work. system restore, pressing F8, does not work.
Idk bout command prompt, i dont know how to use bcdedit.

I can boot Microsoft Windows Vista option fine, but it has nothing on it. I need to boot Windows Vista home premium option because all my stuff is there.

The problem with bcdedit is that i can only access it through the Vista CD, which brings me to the path X:. idk where to navigate from X:. and when i type in the command "cd C:" it brings me to : C: but i cant direct it to system32 to access bcdedit

The only way to access bcdedit it by booting Microsoft Windows Vista option, which again has nothing on it, but i dont want to change the Boot Loader osdevice option for THIS version, i need to change it to default C: for the Windows Vista Home premium one.

Help?

A:VISTA boot error 0xc00000428 Windows cannot verify the data signature of this file

BUMPp

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Hi there,

I don't have enough experience in VBA excel or word, and would you mind helping for the following:
Q1
The below macro code add row below the last row. And Would you mind telling me what is the code that can add row for word document table between the last row and the row before the last?

ActiveDocument.Tables(1).Rows.Add

Q2:
My second question is related to export/import between two different programs or files ( Excel and word document)
Would you mind providing me the proper code for
Wordtable.copy
Workbook.xls - sheet1.past speical value
Suppose the word tables excel workbookD sheet 1 are as follow

Table 1 in word document
--------------------
Cell 11 - Cell 12
Cell 12 - Cell 22
--------------------
Table 2 in Word document
------------------------------------
Cell 11 - Cell 12 - Cell 13
Cell 21 - Cell 22 - Cell 23
------------------------------------

WorkbookD.xls Sheet1
Rows Column
A B C D
1
2 wt1.Cell 11 WT2.Cell 11 WT2.Cell 12 WT2.Cell 13
3 WT2.Cell 21 WT2.Cell 22 WT2.Cell 23

How I write a macro to make the value or text in Cell 11. in word table 1 to be copied and past in Cell A2 in sheet1 of WorkbookD.xls
and the value or text of the range from Cell 11 to Cell23 of table 2 or word.doc to be copied and past in sheet1 of WorkbookD.xls from range B23 for n rows in table1 and table 2 of word.doc.

Thanks

Hamdy"
 

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i did like it sayed in post http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html
and i posted the .txt files on the attackment hope you can help me fix this problem

Image of problem:
http://www.imagehost.ro/pict/08164532493d330c9eb8c.JPG

A:C:resycled boot is not aa valid win32 application file report pls help

Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that.

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I've seen in a few forum posts that you can change the value of this registry entry:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\SysTray\Services

to various values to add or remove items that will trigger the Safely Remove Hardware icon from the Systray of the Taskbar. The default value is

REG_DWORD 0x1f

Does anyone know what the valid values are and what they control.

For instance, setting it to 27 (0x1b) remove the sound volume control icon.

A:What are the valid values for Safely Remove reg entry

For hiding 'Safely Remove Devices' value changes to 0x0000001d (29)
(this came about after running the batch file I posted about earlier: Safely Remove hardware icon in taskbar removal!?)

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Alright, so after restarting my Toshiba Satellite L50A16H Laptop (Windows 8.1) it gave me a blue recovery screen,

it stated:
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
File: \BCD
Error Code: 0xc0000034

Unfortunatly I haven't made a backup or recovery file to boot my computer from so I'm stuck with the issue of finding a windows 8 iso file that matches my system, i tried getting the windows 8 iso from microsofts website but it asks for a product key before it lets you download the file, the problem is that my product key is built into the laptop and Toshiba has not provided me with the key on a sticker on the bottom or through any other method. apparently its built into the BIOS. i have a 16gb USB stick that i can boot from. using a key finder is obviously not an option because i cant start up the laptop. I was also wondering if i manage to find a windows 8 iso file to boot from, will my toshiba laptop automatically fill in the product key for windows 8 as i dont have it.

I'd like to see if i can solve this problem from home before i send the laptop back to a company.

regards,

Henk.

A:Boot Configuration File missing, 0xc0000034

You receive the following error message:

The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
File:\BCD
Error code: 0xc0000034



And you can't refresh or reset.

Refresh your PC: "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."



Reset your PC: "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."



How do you repair the problem.

- Boot the computer using the Windows 7/8 installation media.
- On the first screen, press SHIFT+F10 to bring up command prompt.

-or-

- Boot the computer using the Windows 8 recovery USB flash drive.
- select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.

Run the following commands at the command prompt.

diskpart
list volume NOTE: Note the volume letter where the Windows OS is installed.
exit

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

For example, bcdboot c:\windows or bcdboot d:\windows (see screenshots below).

If the drive letter is incorrect, you will receive the following error message: "Failure when attempting to copy boot files."





edit:

How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

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On my other computer, My hp Noterkook laptop is my problem.  It will not boot up.  It is telling me that The Boot configuration Data for my PC is missing or contains errors.     File \EFI\microsoft\boot\BCD   Error Code  0x0000034. I have ran all the system tests .   System Diagnostics..   network boot,   when all would not work.  Rolled back BIOS Setup to F.10      I can not go on line on my laptop notebook will not boot up. How can I get a fix since I do not have a boot up disk. I downloaded a fix for my you cam 6 and reboot brought me to this problem.  

A:Will not Boot up, configuration date missing, File \EFI \Mi...

On my other computer, My hp Noterkook laptop is my problem.  It will not boot up.  It is telling me that The Boot configuration Data for my PC is missing or contains errors.     File \EFI\microsoft\boot\BCD   Error Code  0x0000034. I have ran all the system tests .   System Diagnostics..   network boot,   when all would not work.  Rolled back BIOS Setup to F.10      I can not go on line on my laptop notebook will not boot up. How can I get a fix since I do not have a boot up disk. I downloaded a fix for my you cam 6 and reboot brought me to this problem. 

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So this happened last night, my connection got cut off and when I did a troubleshoot this message came up: "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration. I've reset everything and nothing seems to work. When I do a ipconfig /all this is what comes up:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Aaron-Gaming-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-60-6E-F2-30-3C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.25.81(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

C:\WINDOWS\system32>

I've done a ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew and others that I can't remember from suggestions from other sites.

Also everything in the device manager is working fine, no yellow ! triangles.

Also I'm using my laptop to communicate with which is connected to the same router via Wifi. My laptop is running windows 7.

Anyone who can help me fixed this I t... Read more

A:Solved: "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration - Windows 8.1

What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?

Have you checked to make sure the ethernet cable and the router's LAN port are not defective?
 

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I am not able to connect to the internet using my Windows 7 computer.

It is connected to internet via LAN. So, the router is not directly connected to this PC. The owner of my router is my neighbor.

Internet works for him very well using the same connection. Only my LAN connectivity does not work.

Here is the IPCONFIG info. Any one help me, what can i do to resolve this issue for my client PC.

A:LAN does not have a valid IP configuration

Did you blank out the default gateway, or is it blank already?

Can you connect to the network at all?

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Hi,

I just bought a Samsung Ativ today. I got home, turned it on and tried to connect to my wireless, however I get the error message identified in the title, along with the network settings saying that it is an 'unidentified network'. I tried doing the netsh commands in the cmd prompt, I uninstalled Norton AV, nothing seems to work. An ipconfig/all in cmd showed that DHCP is enabled and I've got a subnet mask but no default gateway. I'd copy it here but I can't heh.

Help would be greatly appreciated!

edit* Here's an ipconfig/all... imgur: the simple image sharer, sorry in advance to your neck!

A:No valid IP configuration

169.254.x.x is an IPv4 Auto configuration address assigned when a machine cannot find or receives and invalid address from the DHCP server.

Does this happen when you plug your machine in via ethernet?

Also does this affect other machines on the network, if so what OS do they run? It could be a driver issue or a software issue regarding your router

Are there any other Windows 8 computers on the network?

Josh

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Hey everyone,

I know this seems like a pretty common problem just by looking on Google or on here. I have tried quite a few things and a cannot seem to get internet. Here is my problem.

Work has 3 Computers. 2 Desktop 1 Laptop (all running windows 7). Moved premises and got the internet connected. Once internet was connected, simply plugged all 3 computers into the router. 2 of the three computers worked and received internet, the third one hasn't. I keep getting the "no valid IP Configuration" on the computer.

Have tried different routers, new cable still nothing. Have looked at the router and network driver to ensure that they are up to date. Yes, still nothing. Thought that maybe it may have been a network card, so plugged both computers into the lan cable, still same error. Looked at router settings, cant seem to find anything out of the ordinary.
Just seems strange that 2/3 computers worked without anything, now this one is not playing the game. Have not tried reinstalling Windows, can do so if you think this will solve the problem. If not then a solution would be great.

Cheers

Deazy
 

A:LAN no valid IP Configuration

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Running XP and Office Basic 2007. Each time I go into Excel it does a configuration before opening. If I cancel the configuration it will still open and run. How do I stop this from happening?
 

A:Solved: Excel does a configuration on entry

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I have tried creating a data access page several different ways, but am unable to add, edit, or delete my data. I can view it. I've even started from a new database with one table, but am still unable to edit or add data. I've checked the properties of which appear to be fine. Has anyone else had this trouble? I'm using Access 2003.
 

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I just got an ASUS Eee 1005HA netbook a couple of months ago. I installed Windows 7 and everything was going great until today.

I can still see and connect to my wireless network but I am not getting any internet access and I keep getting the little yellow triangle warning on the network connection icon. When I troubleshoot it says "Wireless Network Connection" doesn't have valid IP configuration. I spent several hours on here and other sites trying to fix this, but nothing has worked thus far. I have tried resetting my IP configuration multiple times, installing the updated wireless drivers off the Asus sight, and resetting my network adapters several times.

I can't really access the router settings because I am at college right now and use the college's wireless internet. I have been using the internet just fine on my netbook until just today, and I really can't imagine what happened. It just all of a sudden stopped working and I can't figure out how to fix it. I think in trying to fix the issue I might have messed things up even more. Help?

Here is a picture of my IPConfig settings right now

A:Windows 7 no "Valid IP Configuration" problem

Have you made any updates to your system that may have caused this?

I trust that you have already done.

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns

I don't know if these can help cos from your details, you don't even have ipv4 listed. It could be your colledge's network changes. Do you have a mate that can very that their is ok?

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my dad recently bought me an HP laptop for christmas. brand new, had never been used. it worked wonderfully up until we tried to connect it to the internet. it told me to reset my router, which i did and it took me through a bunch of troubleshooting guides. it kept telling me at the end of all of the troubleshooting that the connection was "unauthorized" and that i didn't have a valid ip configuration. however my father has a toshiba laptop and his connects to the internet fine. he uses linksys.

so he called HP and spent hours on the phone with them and they came to the conclusion that there must have been something internally wrong with the computer and that it was defected. so today we returned it, got our money back, and bought an ACER laptop. the lady at the customer service counter told us she had problems with her HP and said we should probably try a different brand. so we bought the acer aspire laptop and its having the same problem. it wont connect because of the IP address configuration. we've literally done everything.

the only difference between our laptops besides the brand is that his is windows vista and mine is the new windows 7. has anyone else had a similar problem and knows how to repair it?

please leave any information below.

A:Ip doesnt have valid configuration, help!?!!?

i assume this isn't wireless - have you tried a different port on the router?

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My computer wouldn't wake from sleep mode a few days ago so I hard rebooted it. When it booted I no longer had internet access.

My local area connection was listed as an unidentified network with no network access. I used the troubleshoot tool on the connection and it returned "the router does not have a valid IP configuration". I could not change the network from public to home/private.

I am able to connect to the internet using the same router and cable on this laptop. The wireless is also working fine.

I have tried:
disabling and enabling the network adaptor, DHCP and the local connection
updating the network card drivers
disabling ipv6 in local connection
Resetting the router to factory settings
I disabling bonjour (I do not have and have never installed mcafee)
clearing the TCP/IP stack with netsh int ip reset
using ipconfig /release /flushdns /renew
system restoring to before the issue occurred
doing a clean install of windows (it saved my old files under windows.old - I assume this is still a clean install)

I am running windows 7 home premium 64, my network card is an Intel 82567LF-2 Gigabit, the router is a Thomson TG782T and I am using Bigpond ADSL2+.

It's been a couple of days and I'm well out of my depth. I didn't expect the issue to continue after a clean install. Any help would be really appreciated. Attached is the ipconfig I get. Attachment 288972

A:Router does not have a valid IP configuration

If you could attach your ipconfig please because I can't see it

This can help us determine possible causes

Josh

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Hi,

I downloaded and installed Windows8 RP a few days ago in one of my friends PC. (Intel i3 processor with 6 GB RAM). It installed without any problem but when I setup up internet connection (wired broadband) it crashed and restarted showing some error which couldnt be read. When i tried to diognosis the problem it shows 'Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration' message!
What should I do now? Plz help. Thanks in advance.

Riaz

A:'Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration'

Originally Posted by Riaz35


Hi,

I downloaded and installed Windows8 RP a few days ago in one of my friends PC. (Intel i3 processor with 6 GB RAM). It installed without any problem but when I setup up internet connection (wired broadband) it crashed and restarted showing some error which couldnt be read. When i tried to diognosis the problem it shows 'Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration' message!
What should I do now? Plz help. Thanks in advance.

Riaz



I am seeing the same issue,
I have a Intel PCI NIC and asus Z77 motherboard with onboard NIC, both are the seeing the same issue for last couple of days, I tried disabling/enabling NIC(s), updating drivers and hard reboot of my switch and router and cable modem, but no luck so far.

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Hi, am using HP pavilion 15 Notebook PC (15-e000se) and i find it very difficult to connect it to the internet using the hotspot of my mobile phone (blackberry Q5). I can connect and browse freely using the Bluetooth tethering but not the hotspot. I tried trouble shooting it but it brought out these likely problems; 'wifi dosent have a valid IP configuration', 'Problems with wireless adapters or access point' or 'Ethernet cable missing or damaged'. Please help me, its really frustrating for two years now. Thanks.

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This is my first time posting. I am on Windows 10 64 bit professional. I was trying to add RAM to my pc a couple of days ago when I suddenly lost my connection to the internet. My computer is connected to the router via Ethernet and has worked fine for years. My laptop still connects to the internet via the router. The troubleshooter says I do not have a valid IP address. I have uninstalled the network adapter driver and then searched for hardware changes, which reinstalled it, and that did not work. I've tried the cmd run ipconfig /all and that just flashed something on screen that disappeared instantly. Not sure what else you might need to know about my situation, but please ask anything you need to in order to help me find a solution. Oh, and when this first happened I called my ISP to see if they could help me, and all the young guy could think of is that my NIC card might need a driver update and he told me to call Microsoft. Any thoughts or suggestions are all appreciated! Thank you.

A:Ethernet does not have a valid IP Configuration

itsreallyCheryl,   to Bleeping Computer Forums!
 
What you may want to do is first, download the most recent Ethernet driver that did work from your OEM, Realtek, or where ever you obtained it from. It could be that the OEM has updated Windows 10 drivers for your make/model of computer. If so, get the Ethernet driver from there for best compatibility. 
 
Then using the Device Manager, uninstall that device, being sure to check the box that says 'Delete the software for this device' & reboot. Now, install the package that you downloaded, if needed, can install in 8.1 compatibility mode (this option is under Properties). 
 
To help us serve you better, would you please post a Speccy snapshot of your computer's specs? We won't see the same personal information that you do, such as your Windows COA or IP address, these are filled with random data to protect your privacy. Here's the instructions, which will help if you provide the information.  
 
Go to Piriform's website, and click the big  button.
 
Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click thebuilds page link and download the portable version.
 
You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
 
After the file fini... Read more

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Hello all,

I bought a new laptiop HP 650. The wireless was working fine for couple of days until i believe it stopped working after falling into sleep mode according to the user. now, it connects to internet fine when it connects using a cable but with wifi connection, it says limited connection.i have reformatted the computer to factory default settings.
I have tried to run windows network diagnostics and the error it gives me is
Wi-fi doesnt have a valid IP Configuration..
What is the issue here.

The wireless network card is Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter.

it says the driver is up to date.

Please help me out .

Thanks

A:Wi-Fi doesnt have a valid IP Configuration

Originally Posted by gans07


Hello all,

I bought a new laptiop HP 650. The wireless was working fine for couple of days until i believe it stopped working after falling into sleep mode according to the user. now, it connects to internet fine when it connects using a cable but with wifi connection, it says limited connection.i have reformatted the computer to factory default settings.
I have tried to run windows network diagnostics and the error it gives me is
Wi-fi doesnt have a valid IP Configuration..
What is the issue here.

The wireless network card is Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter.

it says the driver is up to date.

Please help me out .

Thanks



Welcome to the forum gans07,

So this is a factory installation of Windows 8, complete with all the trial anti virus software's and endless bloatware which is guaranteed to cause problems.

First you should uninstall completely the trial version of which ever A/V software was preinstalled on this machine using the special uninstall tool. These trial A/V's tend to cause countless problems unless they are removed.

After that, if you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from this machine it would be most helpful.

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Hi, am using HP pavilion 15 Notebook PC (15-e000se) and i find it very difficult to connect it to the internet using the hotspot of my mobile phone (blackberry Q5). I can connect and browse freely using the Bluetooth tethering but not the hotspot. I tried trouble shooting it but it brought out these likely problems; 'wifi dosent have a valid IP configuration', 'Problems with wireless adapters or access point' or 'Ethernet cable missing or damaged'. Please help me, its really frustrating for two years now. Thanks.

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I ran a system restore as my Acer computer was acting a bit strange. When it rebooted I could nolonger access internet. Tried numerous thing ie, safe mode.malwarebyte but scan incomplete because I can't get online for update. Computer repair says I have a virus. Wifi works fine on all my other devices. Please Help

A:No valid IP configuration for Wifi

Before System Restore, how was your computer acting strange? Did you see pop-ups or was it slow?
FYI, it's possible to undo the changes System Restore has made, but before that, let's check some network issues.
Can you ping 127.0.0.1 and 8.8.8.8 and google.com ?
 
Press the Windows Button and R simultaneously.
A small window called "Run" will appear, typ in cmd
A new window will open, here you can use the Ping command. (ping [IP-Address or Hostname])

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I am not sure how I repair this problem but every few day my internet access stops working on a windows 8 platform. when I run diognostics it says WiFi does not have a valid IP Configuration. I am sendding this on a different computer using the same network so I know it is not a problem with our network or router. other computers on windows 7 are not having a problem including this one
 

A:wifi does not have a valid ip configuration

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show for a good connection and for the problem condition ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Hi guys,

I am running Windows 10 demo version.

I have problems connecting to the net. I am shown the error along the lines of "Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration".

From command prompt I run "ipconfig/all" and here is the console's output:

When I run "ipconfig/renew" it fell through:

I should add, I have no problems on Windows Vista however.

Any ideas?

A:Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration

There is an issue with your network adapter (probably the device driver or messed up network settings). If Windows cannot get an IP address from the network, this is the IP it assigns itself. Check Device Manager, or re-install your network settings.

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Hi guys,

I am running Windows 10 demo version.

I have problems connecting to the net. I am shown the error along the lines of "Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration".

From command prompt I run "ipconfig/all" and here is the console's output:

When I run "ipconfig/renew" it fell through:

I should add, I have no problems on Windows Vista however.

Any ideas?

A:Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration

There is an issue with your network adapter (probably the device driver or messed up network settings). If Windows cannot get an IP address from the network, this is the IP it assigns itself. Check Device Manager, or re-install your network settings.

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My landlord recently updated his apple router and i am now unable to connect to the internet. The flow of internets is from the ATT high speed connection that goes from the modem, then to an apple router, and then plugs into his ethernet port which sends it to the ethernet port at my apartment.

When I use the windows 7 networking utility it tells me that <device name> does not have a valid ip configuration.

I've tried the following script:
@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0
and I've made sure it automatically assigns IP.

Attached are the results of ipconfig/all and my system specs:
http://i.imgur.com/wtJE9.png
http://i.imgur.com/iwiwz.png

A:<device name> does not have a valid ip configuration

Try Going to control panel>Network and sharing center>Change adapter settings Disable ALL adapters, wait for 5 mins at least(important) then enable it again later.

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Hi there,

I have a LENOVO laptop with a windows 8 platform. For sommes reasons I do not have access to internet any more.

I get the following message : WI-FI does not have a valid IP configuration

Can anyone help with this issue please,

Regards,

Pascal
 

A:Solved: WI-FI does not have a valid IP configuration

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The wireless internet on my HP laptop randomly stopped working. It says that I'm connected but pages won't load. When I diagnosed correction problems, it said "The network adapter "Wireless Network Connection" does not have a valid IP configuration." None of the solutions Windows Diagnostics provided fixed the problem. My mom's laptop is connected to the same wireless router (we have ATT U-verse) and is working fine.
 

A:Solved: No Valid IP Configuration

Can you connect successfully by ethernet?

Please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I moved and expanded a partition on my computer (moved left) and have gotten this error upon boot.

"An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data."

I have tried using the startup repair tool and using the repair console to run BootRec.exe /RebuildBcd, to no success.

I cannot undo the changes as the partition's were join and now form one complete hard disk. Can anyone help me?
 

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