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boot configuration data store could not be opened

Q: boot configuration data store could not be opened

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

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

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

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

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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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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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When uninstalling store apps, will this also remove any data/configuration files associated with the app?

The reason I ask, I had a working Twitch app, Unstream. Lately this app only partially works, I can open streams from the notification but launching Unstream from the start menu opens a window and immediately closes it. I tried uninstalling the app but problem persists. I just want to make sure that I have completely uninstalled it before I chalk it up to a bug or some new incompatibly with my system. Trying to run it on a desktop PC, if that makes a difference.

Thanks.

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i run cmd as admin and i get the below

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The requested system device cannot be found.

not sure why it is not able to locate boot config

gpt partition and UEFI boot

let me know if you need additional information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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I 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
 

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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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Hi,

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

Thanks!
 

A:Boot configuration data is missing

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

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

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

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

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I need to recover boot configuration on my acer computer

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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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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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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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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?

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INTEL I7-920 PROCESSOR
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CREATIVE SOUNDBLASTER X-FI
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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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So I have been literally trying to fix my windows not being able to boot at all for more than 12 hours straight till now. I almost read every single article and troubleshooting step on the web to find a solution but nothing seems to work. I will keep it short as much as I can.

I was playing the Division game on my PC then suddenly the PC crashed and then it restarted by itself but stuck at the windows logo forever. I tried system restore using the windows recovery CD then it failed as well, since then, whenever I try to boot from my HDD, it gives the error 0xc00000f "The Boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors"

I then boot through the CD in the cd drive, have only 4 or 5 options which are

1 - Reset this PC
2 - Refresh this PC
3 - System Restore
4- Command Prompt
5- Automatic Repair

the "Reset this PC" gave an error "The required drive partition is missing"
the "Refresh this PC" gave an error "The drive where windows is installed is locked. Please unlock and try again"
the system restore gave an error something I don't actually remember but its like "Choose your OS and then try again"

I tried the so-called commands in the CMD (bootrec /fixboot, /fixmbr, /rebuildbcd, etc...) and all didn't work. Also the rebuildbcd command showed that "Total identified windows installations is ZERO"

Tried the diskpart command as well and when I listed all the volumes, all appeared as Healthy a... Read more

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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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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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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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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, I was running Windows 7 on a Dell Vostro 3700 Laptop..After doing a spyware scan and finding and deleting all the entries I found, the next time I turned it on I get the error: oxc000000f "An error occured while attmepting to read the boot configuration data File: \Boot\BCD"

I have looked online for solutions and tried using the Windows 7 disc (a copy) and also tried using 3 recovery disks, these all fail because it just stays completely black with a cursor (left for hours even) or I get a error message something around the lines of "insert correct boot media into the correct boot device" and I have no idea what this means. I cannot do a repair because I can only get the Windows disc to load if I remove the hard drive?? this is the only way I have got it past the green loading bar, so I am stuck and have no idea what to do..it only seems to respond to cds if the hard drive is removed?.. this all happened very suddenly and now I have a very expensive ?800 paperweight.. Any help massively appreciated!

To add to this - I also tried the command prompt typing the bootrec.exe code that I found on the internet..selecting command prompt from the option when the Windows 7 disc was loaded, but basically it came up with an error of some sort and it had a drive letter of X:/ on the command prompt ?? ..Also to get to this the hard drive was removed because like I said I cannot get the discs working with it in.. I'm guessing this means the hard drive is screw... Read more

A:Error oxc000000f Need help repairing Boot Configuration Data??

Are selecting the optical drive as your boot device for the windows install disk? sounds like maybe with the hard drive removed its defaulting to the optical drive and booting correctly. Also, make sure you have a good copy of the windows disk.

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Hi, thank you. glad to be the newest member here. I have an Aspire S3 laptop Windpows 8 to 8.1 - that now has a BCD error blue screen upon start up that is error OXCOOOO0D - boot configuration data Recovery

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 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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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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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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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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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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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,
 
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
 
 

 
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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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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 everyone,

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

I have BSOD
Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired.

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

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

ESC for UEFI firmware setting.

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

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

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

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

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

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

   Information

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




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







Originally Posted by Lenovo


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



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

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

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

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

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Hi 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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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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Using Windows 8.1 Enterprise and logging in as the Domain Administrator I get the error " Store can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again"
Normally I wouldn't use the Domain Admin account but it is the only account that will allow me to map network drives to a Windows 2012 R2 server.  But that's another issue.
 

A:Store can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account.

Hi,
This is a design by default, However, you can change it by following method:
Enable the User Account Control for the Administrator account:
Open Local Security Policy, go to Local Policies ?> Security Options ?> User Accoumt Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Build-in Administrator Account, and click Enabled.


Roger Lu
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Office 2003 Professional suite worked fine on my old computer running Windows 7. Hard drive died. Bought new machine, also running Windows 7 and installed Office 2003 on it. Installed all system updates and upgraded to Service Pack 3. Copied my PST files out of the backup onto the new machine.

My email is stored on a POP3 internet server. The profile works to send a sample message to the online mail server, but when I launch Outlook, I get "Unable to open your default email folders. The information store could not be opened."

I have been searching for a solution for three days. I have tried every suggestion I found in various forums including creating a new profile, selecting the PST file to open, creating a new PST file. I even uninstalled Office and then reinstalled. But still no solution.
 

A:Outlook 2003 - Information store could not be opened

Create a new profile, and let Outlook create a new PST file, then "import" the one you moved over.
 

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It used to work but now I am unable to check (enable) the two 'Privacy' boxes in the Start Menu Properties dialogue (see below). When I clik in the boxes the check mark does not appear. Help!

A:Cannot Enable Store & Display Recently Opened ...

Hello MourningStar,

You might see if using OPTION ONE in the tutorials below to enable them may be able to help ungray them for you.

Recent Programs - Enable or Disable

and

Recent Items - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Is it possible to configure Windows Store so it'll only show free apps or showing without the picture? My internet connection is not that fast and every time I tried to browse, it takes few seconds to load up a page, if I can just display types of apps (free, etc.) or list apps (without icon/picture), it'll speed up the loading time, but I can't find anywhere to configure this.

A:Windows Store configuration question

With Windows 8.1 you can launch the store from the metro screen, from that location if you scroll across to the right you should find "Top Free".

Also if you right click anywhere in open space in the store to bring up the menu, you should see "Top Free"

I am not aware myself of anyway to optimise for low bandwidth.

Hope that helps,

Harry

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I have a number of slides in a ppt file, where each slide has an Excel sheet embedded on it (all embedded Excel sheets have the same format).

Very ocassionally when I open an Excel-sheet by manually double-clicking on it, the data shown in the embedded Excel sheet is changed to different data (all cells) at the very moment the Excel sheet is opened. I have found no way to restore the originally shown data - if I save, the different data is stored.

The 'different data' is equal to the data as stored in an Excel-sheet embedded on another slide in the ppt file.

If I copy the slide with the embedded Excel sheet having the problem into a new ppt file (the new ppt file comprising no other slides) then the same oddity remains.

A macro (which resides in a separate Excel-file which is open at the time the embedded Excel sheet on the ppt is opened) is called at the time data is (manually) changed in a cell of an embedded Excel sheet. I don't believe this is the problem since the macro is not called when the embedded Excel-sheet is simply opened. However, I suspect that possibly some operation, under certain circumstances, performed in the Excel sheet by the macro when data was initially entered causes the problem.

Does anyone know what the problem could be?
 

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Hello Guys,

Need ur help to fix my external Hard disk issue.

I have Toshiba 300Gb hard disk. It was showing only short cut icon and was not showing any data. When opened it used to prompt following error,
There was a problem starting ~$WRN.FAT32

I opened path in winrar and deleted following files,
Apollo....ink (shortcut, size 702)
Thumbs.db
autorun.inf
desktop.ini
Recycle Bin

After that hard disk does not show anything in it.
I have tried "attrib -h -r -s /s /d v:\*.*" in run.

When i search some files from that hard disk in my computer, search result does show file from hard disk.
I can open that files too but its a luck for 4-5 sec and it crashes.

Thanks

A:external hard disk has data but does not show when opened

Vacky,

Please click on the Windows 7 Start button and then on Control Panel
In Control Panel, select the Folder Options link.
Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window.

In the Advanced Settings area, locate the Hidden files and folders category.
Check: Show hidden files, folders, and drives
Uncheck: Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Click Apply and OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.


Disconnect the problem USB drive for now.


Next, download UsbFix:
http://www.usbfix.net/
Press the green Download button
Save to the Desktop.

In the next step, a window requesting the connection of removable drives appears. Please connect the problem USB drive when requested!
Right-click the downloaded USBFix file and select: Run as Administrator
Press: Research
This option scans the connected drives, and reports its infected Files and Folders
When done, the program closes on its own, and a report appears.
(The report file is also found at C:\UsbFix.txt)
Please post the UsbFix.txt (Research) report in your reply.

Once again, run USBFix as Administrator, but, this time, press: Listing
It creates a report of all the Folders and Files found at the root of every hard drive, partition, or removable drive connected.
Also post the UsbFix.txt (Listing) report in your reply.


Note 1: If USBFix does not run in normal Windows, please run in Safe Mode:
Restart your computer.
When the computer starts, tap the F8 key on the keyboard repeatedly un... Read more

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When you have blanks in the forms on IE 8, most of the time you can simply click on the box and a recently used answer is already there. In my work, I have lists of people that I need to back up so if I crash I can recover those lists. Where is that data stored?

A:Where is IE store the data

Internet Options>Content>Auto Complete>Auto Complete Settings>Check all to save. If you've deleted History or Temp files you've lost data. If your referring to peoples names, please be more specific as it sounds like you're asking about an Address Book.

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I purchase two SSD recently.
One for the improvement of the PC start up.
The rest one, I prepare to store my valuable data on it.
The data is about 300GB. It contains nearly all pictures
and videos when I was still in college.
So I have a backup on net disk.

Now I not sure that I should store the data on SSD
or the mechanical hard disk we are still using.
Both kinds of disks are contained with different structure.
I won't use the disk very often.
The safety of data is important than other things.
If I choose the mechanical hard disk, the original disk size is much
smaller than the mechanical hard disk. I should finish the clone without any problem.
If I choose the SSD, the original disk size is a bit larger than the SSD.
I think I could still clone the whole disk to the SSD.
So it won't become a real problem in just one or two year.
Long time storage would be a challenge for disk.
I don't want to repeat how I get my 300GB data from VCD.(Not DVD)

A:Store my data on SSD or NOT

Choose the mechanical hard disk would be ok.
It's not necessary to keep data on SSD.
I store my data on disk for 6 years.
Nothing serious comes out. Take it easy.

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Hi
i have installed some apps like accweather (with ads ) , gmaps (google maps) ,yahoo mail

ps can't find an app for my google account

but where does windows 8.1 store app data (and ads ) ?
does the uninstaller clean everything ?

thanks

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I moved a hard drive from A to B. Then I ran all of the MS updates and patches for Win98 (I know) and OE and IE were updated from 5.0 to 6.0. Now however OE has created new folders, and even when I point the data store to the folder containing the old inbox, sent items, etc., it still creates new ones and ignores the exising files. Importing them is also unsuccessful. How can I make it use the previously existing folders as opposed to creating new ones? The emails are critically important to my client, and she is distressed by this.

Any help or suggestions are very much appreciated.

Thanks,

Monty
 

A:OE 6.0 Data store and folders

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I will be trekking in Antarctic for 7 weeks with no access to the internet so sync is impossible. Band will be charged when needed from the power banks.
Will it sync the whole 7 weeks when I'm back and can connect to the internet? Or it will pack up at some stage?
It does not sync to phone or laptop which have bigger storage capacity.
Would be great to know the answer before I go so I can leave it in the drawer and get something more suitable for the trip.
TZ

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I have three 7200rpm HDDs that are used for data storage and currently connected via SATA II, USB 2.0 and eSATA, respectively. Once in very rare blue moon, I may reorganize them and transfer data from and to each other. Other than that, I'm content with speed I'm getting from them and there's no urgent need to upgrade to SATA II or SATA III for this particular application.

I did consider getting a PCI SATA II card but those have their own set of compatibility/reliability issues.

Now, I'm wondering if USB 2.0 is good enough for my 3 HDD storage needs as is or should I ditch the USB 2.0 connection and upgrade my mobo, which has 2 SATA II ports, to a new mobo with more SATA II/III ports?
 

A:How to store data on my 3 HDDs: USB or SATA?

You would get better performance if all 3 drives were using the same interface connections
 

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So recently Windows 10 came out and I manually downloaded the Media Creation tool and started upgrading my PC BUT I had to turn it off and all of the data that it downloaded has taken up my small amount of space in my SSD (I only have 16 GB left) can someone please tell me where does this tool store all of it's data so I could delete it.

A:Where does Media Creation Tool store all of it's data?

Originally Posted by zablablukas


So recently Windows 10 came out and I manually downloaded the Media Creation tool and started upgrading my PC BUT I had to turn it off and all of the data that it downloaded has taken up my small amount of space in my SSD (I only have 16 GB left) can someone please tell me where does this tool store all of it's data so I could delete it.



It sounds as though you selected the Upgrade This PC option. I'm not certain where the tool puts the data, but it's probably in a Temp folder (your's, Window's, Component Based Servicing's, Distribution downloads) or in a hidden $BT folder on C:\ - I really don't know ... it's a brand new tool. Some other member that has done this process will be of more help finding the data.

Regardless of where the data is stored, you need it to do the upgrade. I downloaded the ISO which is about 3.2 GB. If you decide to try again, that option asks you where you want to save the ISO. That way, you can put it on another drive and run the upgrade from it.

After downloading, the Media Creation tool presents burn to disc or flash drive. Go ahead and put the ISO to external media (disc or flash drive).

DO NOT boot to the media you just created. Instead, open the location (disc or flash drive) in File Explorer and double click setup from within Win7 or Win8.

The only way Win10 will activate is if you do the upgrade (install from within windows). I've tried almost everything I can think of... Read more

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Where on the harddisk does Sage50 Peachtree store its company data? Using 2013 edition.

What is/are its file extension(s)?
 

A:Solved: Where does Peachtree store company data

http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/ap...ath-and-program-path-in-sage-50?u.s.-edition?
 

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When I bought my new laptop with Windows 8 preferred me to create a Microsoft Account and use it to sign each to access Windows. After doing some reading I understand it syncs things like personal settings such as wall paper, font etc. What else does it sync? For example it seems to automatically connect other Microsoft products to the Microsoft Account used to log in to Windows, for example it automatically signed in Onenote which now stores notes in the cloud.

Does signing through a Microsoft Account backup programs and data of other programs? For example if I installed Adobe Photoshop and created a image using it and had my laptop stolen, would it have automatically be saved to the cloud?
 

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Hi data on PC1 is in S/PDIF format. I have to record and store this data on PC1 somehow and and when if required I need to reach this stored records from PC2 or PCx from any remotely location. This type of challenge is first for me, so It would be good for me something not too complicated.

I need data from building 1 but I can't skip building 2 because all system between building 1 and building 2 installed and can't be be changed. So now building 1 I can reach only through building 2.

Thanks
I added some diagram. My question is. What software must be in PC1 to store(record) all data ( voice conversation records) received from building 1 and how to reach this data remotely from PC2. Or how to send data from PC1 to PC2.

 

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[QUOTE][
Over 60 percent of Brits keep sensitive personal data on their smartphone, says The Carphone Warehouse.
According to the mobile phone retailer's research, which was also conducted with security firm Trend Micro, 93 percent of UK smartphones aren't protected against online crime and ID theft. /QUOTE]
More -
60% of Brits store personal data on their phone - Network World

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My pc recently crashed. Tried re-installing windows, did not help. So I took it to guys that backup up the hard drive, and I re-installed windows on a formatted hard drive. Now I need my e-mail addresses and I do not know where to look as I do not know where outlook express stores its data file
 

A:Where does outlook express store its data file?

C:\Documents and Settings\{user name)\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book\{name}.wab

("assuming" you are looking for the address book, not your email folders)
 

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

A:Configuration Data Is Corrupt

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

goodluck

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US tech giant Microsoft has put new data centers in Germany under the control of Deutsche Telekom, the companies said Wednesday, in a move that will keep privacy-sensitive Germans' customer data in the country.
After scandals over US surveillance programs that spooked Europeans, Deutsche Telekom will serve as "custodian" for Microsoft's cloud-based services in Germany.
"All customer data will remain exclusively in Germany," Deutsche Telekom said in a statement, adding that the service will also be available to European clients outside Germany.
"With this partnership with T-Systems, Microsoft customers can choose a data protection level that complies with the requirements of German customers and many clients of the public sector," added Anette Bronder, director of Digital Division at the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems.
Microsoft runs its German cloud-based services through two data centers, where Deutsche Telekom will assume responsibility for "protection of customer data and access to it".
"Microsoft will have no access to the data if T-Systems or the customer do not allow it," the statement said, a point confirmed in a separate communique from the US group.
Trust in US tech companies has been shaken since former US National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden in 2013 revealed a worldwide surveillance program using user data harvested from Silicon Valley giants.

What does this say about privacy, MSFT and bigdata?
 
Src: http://www.securityweek.com/micro... Read more

A:Microsoft Agrees to Store Customer Data in Germany

Appears the German people are more concerned about their privacy than folks in the U.S.

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Original Source: Chromium Blog: Ensuring transparency and choice in the Chrome Web Store

"While the Play Store usually gets more billing, the Chrome Web Store serves an equally large audience and is full of many useful apps and extensions. Google is updating the User Data Policy for the store with more stronger policies in regards to user data.

The new policies focus on making sure people know how their data is being used by apps and extensions. The new User Data Policy extends existing policies and has an emphasis on transparency and keeping users informed. Some of the new requirements for developers:

Be transparent about the handling of user data and disclose privacy practices
Post a privacy policy and use encryption, when handling personal or sensitive information, and
Ask users to consent to the collection of personal or sensitive data via a prominent disclosure, when the use of the data isn?t related to a prominent feature.
Furthermore, developers are prohibited from collecting browsing data that is not required for their app?s main purpose. Google posted a FAQ and the full text is available in the Developer Program Policies.

Google will begin notifying violators and developers have until July 14 to make changes. The day after, apps and extensions found in violation will be removed from the web store until they are fully compliant.

Quoted from 9to5google.com"​
Chrome User Data FAQ: User Data FAQ - Google Chrome
Chrome Developer Program Polices: D... Read more

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Hi, maybe this is in the wrong section... I'm new.I bought a Dell netbook from Walmart about a week ago that I now want to return (I have the receipt). I want to make sure my personal data does not stay on the computer. Although I have not done any banking or made any credit card purchases, I did access email accounts, Facebook, and other sites with a password.Besides deleting all of my files and using F11 to Reset to Factory Defaults, what else should I do? Someone I know in person suggested Daric's Boot and Nuke http://www.dban.org/. I dont know much about this stuff. Thanks in advanceEDIT: moved to a more appropriate forum - I'll assume Vista

A:Need to return laptop to store, want to wipe personal data

Can someone actually help me? My topic just keeps getting thrown from one section to another.

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I keep getting this error message at start up. It gives me the option of F1 to resume or F2 to enter set up. When I hit F1 it starts fine enough but I'm concerned about this. Follows is a start up list report and then a hijack this log.

start up list log

StartupList report, 4/15/2006, 8:49:48 PM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\Program Files\StartUpList\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\GWHotKey.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\utilman.exe
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I'm trying to connect a C# program to an Access database, but the wizard keeps crashing every time... Here's as far as I can get...

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

This is where I receive the error message, which is

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

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

A:Data Adapter Configuration Wizard

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

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Does it do the 'photocopy' type thing like Norton Ghost or does it create an image file that can co-exist with other data on the destination hard drive?
 

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In David Karp's book Windows 7 Annoyances he shows how to move your System Restore files to your DATA Volume or Drive - Command prompt in Administrator mode - My OS (W7 Home Premium x64) is on C: and my data is on drive D: - so the Command is as follows -

vssadmin add shadowstorage /for=C: /on=D:

I have tried this with both the C: and D: turned ON (in System Protection) - with just the D: drive turned on - used the installation disk and the repair disk with the Command Prompt to no avail - Maybe this only works with the Prof or Ultimate versions??? -

Any help appreciated as this would free up space on my system drive - John

A:Using vssadmin command line to store Restore files on the DATA drive

This is only working on server versions of Windows. Not on desktop versions.

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When I start up my computer, I get a message at the log in screen that reads:
 The Configuration data for this product is corrupt. Contact your support personnel. Then it won't allow me to do anything from there.
I don't know much about computers but I have tried to manually repair the boot configuration data but that didn't work. Could anyone please help me with this!! Thanks
 

A:Configuration Data Corrupt Message on Welcome Screen

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
 
What is the make and model of this computer?

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Hi Guys (and Gals?)

SUMMARY:
I want to add a second wireless router to my existing home network. Also I plan to upgrade to a "smart" (internet-connected) TV within the next year so I'm trying to plan ahead. I have a decent-sized house with many THICK walls (no drywall here!). Tech-oriented family of 4.

Other details:

1. Existing router is Linksys E3000 and has served well.

2. Four endusers in house: all technophiles and heavy data users, often simultaneously.
-- Son connects his self-built gaming monster machine via Ethernet. Hard core gamer thus streaming is critical. Also art student but I'd say his build has accommodated those needs well.
-- Hubby laptop PC and tablet and phone; streaming to tablet is critical, esp. from upper floor bedroom.
-- Daughter phone and laptop; streams to both, often from upper floor bedroom.
-- Yours truly mom, (and network admin)... heavy reliance on self-built desktop (Win 8.1), Asus laptop (Win 7), tablet, smartphone (often all simultaneously), streaming, bluetooth(s) (plural?) , whatever else I come up with.

3. 3 TV's that use the cable modem, but I plan (hope!) to swap one of these in next year to a smart TV (love the Roku I use now, which of course connects to my wonderful e3000 router) The TV to swap is on main floor, front of house.

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A:Please advise on best router to add and configuration for house of heavy data users

Are you concerned about 'ac' vs. 'n' because of file copies (or streaming) on your LAN? Or is your internet access faster than you can handle with 'n' Wi-Fi?

If you use a SOHO router as wireless access point following is the complete procedure.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

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Help !!

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

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

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

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

Start button, Run, regedit

Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INSTALLER

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reboot. Try the installation again.

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Hi,

I really need some professional help. Last week I dual-booted my computer with Win7 and Win10 preview. I installed on a new partition. Few days later I didn't like it, so I deleted the partition and merged it with my current partition. After that I restarted and Win10 bootloader came up saying windows10 not found error code ... and there was a possibility to boot into Win7, so I did, but it got my nerves that the bootscreen came up every time I opened my computer. So I made Win7 primary OS and that did the trick for the boot screen. Besides the bootscreen every time the bootmanager popped up, where I could choose windows7 or Win10 even after when I had deleted the partition that contained it. So today I read in the forums about a program called EasyBCD that can delete objects from the bootmanager list. I deleted Win10 and did everything else that had to be done according to the tutorial. Now when I start my computer BIOS loading screen pops up, loads and then everything goes black, nothing won't pop up or anything. How can I fix this? Please I need to solve this problem ASAP.

Best regards,
Hillukaz

A:When I opened my computer after shutting down it won't boot

Maybe The Default Boot Is Windows 10? Can you still Boot into Windows 7?

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Hi,

Please help. I have seen a few post about this error but nothing I have tried has helped.

Each time I open outlook a balloon pops up my task bar with the following message:

Microsoft Office Outlook
A data file did not close properly the last time it was used and is being
checked for problems. Performance might be affected while the check is in
progress.

Then the message quickly dissapears before you can even read it properly and outlook closes automatically.
 

A:"A data file did not close properly" when Outlook 2007 is opened

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Back for more and, as always, a hearty thanks to anyone willing to give of their time. For the last several months I've been running a dual boot configuration--XP Professional and Windows 7 Home Premium managed by GAG Boot Manager--on my HP Pavilion dv4 2040us with no problems. I mostly use Win 7, but roughly twice a week I'll boot into XP Pro to utilize a legacy app or just to update my anti-virus. Yesterday, 4 days since my last visit, I booted into XP Pro and was, for no reason that I can figure, confronted with the classic "We apologize for the inconvenience . . ." screen that asks if I want to start Windows normally or use the last known good configuration or start in Safe Mode or a few other options. Given that 4 days ago I booted into the XP partition with no problems I chose "Start Windows normally." However, after entering the splash screen, the dots moved across the bar below the logo for 3 complete cycles then, half-way through the forth cycle, the screen went black then reset to the Power-On password request (I have the "Power-On" password set to yes in the BIOS, so I receive this request every time I power-up). Also, it's exactly the same if I choose any of the other options, Safe Mode, last known good configuration, etc.: 3 cycles of dots then half-way through the forth cycle it resets to the Power-On password request. My last successful use of the XP partition went smoothly, and in the 4 days between visits to th... Read more

A:Suddenly Can't Boot XP Partition Of Dual-Boot Configuration

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:02:56 PM, on 9/4/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbguard.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\iPYSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\iPYSvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\toshiba\ivp\swupdate\swupdtmr.exeC:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbserver.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ipycp.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\toscdspd.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\G... Read more

A:Opened an EXE, now registry keys are being removed on boot

I made another log a few minutes later and noticed something new appearedLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:21:31 PM, on 9/4/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbguard.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\iPYSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\iPYSvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\toshiba\ivp\swupdate\swupdtmr.exeC:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbserver.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ipycp.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\toscdspd.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exeC:\Progr... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

I recently added a hard drive to my computer (SSD), and installed Windows 7 x64 onto it. The result being a dual boot system, which by default boots to the SSD, and optionally (by Windows Boot Menu), can be booted to the original drive (standard mechanical drive).

Initial setup went fine, however I decided to customize the Windows Boot Menu, so that logical names could be associated with each operating system instance. To do this I used EasyBCD and I altered the names in the Windows Boot Menu from:
Windows 7
Windows 7
Click to expand...

to...
Windows 7 - SSD
Windows 7 - Standard Drive
Click to expand...

Shortly after the modification I noticed that I was no longer able to boot into the original OS. Instead I was being presented with a "Repair Windows" option. Figuring that my EasyBCD "tampering" may have had something to do with the issue I decided to change the names back to "Windows 7" in the Windows Boot Menu. However doing so had no positive impact on boot up of the original OS.

After booting again into the original OS I accepted the "Repair Windows" option, and then left the computer over night to do it's "thing". After completion of the "Repair" the situation has deteriorated -

* Windows doesn't load (the same as before)
* Windows doesn't present a "Repair Windows" option (it did before)
* The computer reboots a short period after the "Starting Windows" ... Read more

A:Can't boot into original OS after dual boot configuration

Hi All,

Thanks for your assistance. I have sorted the issue...

On installation to the SSD I set the SATA Mode in BIOS to "AHCI", whereas it was originally set to "IDE" when the first Windows installation took place (to the standard mechanical drive)!

After setting the BIOS back to "IDE" I was then able to boot into the first Windows installation (on the standard mechanical drive).

Now I just have to remember to change my BIOS before switching between OS installations.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

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Hi Everyone,

I recently added a hard drive to my computer (SSD), and installed Windows 7 x64 onto it. The result being a dual boot system, which by default boots to the SSD, and optionally (by Windows Boot Menu), can be booted to the original drive (standard mechanical drive).

Initial setup went fine, however I decided to customize the Windows Boot Menu, so that logical names could be associated with each operating system instance. To do this I used EasyBCD and I altered the names in the Windows Boot Menu from:





Quote:
Windows 7
Windows 7


to...





Quote:
Windows 7 - SSD
Windows 7 - Standard Drive


Shortly after the modification I noticed that I was no longer able to boot into the original OS. Instead I was being presented with a "Repair Windows" option. Figuring that my EasyBCD "tampering" may have had something to do with the issue I decided to change the names back to "Windows 7" in the Windows Boot Menu. However doing so had no positive impact on boot up of the original OS.

After booting again into the original OS I accepted the "Repair Windows" option, and then left the computer over night to do it's "thing". After completion of the "Repair" the situation has deteriorated -

* Windows doesn't load (the same as before)
* Windows doesn't present a "Repair Windows" option (it did before)
* The computer reboots a short period after the &q... Read more

A:Can't boot into original OS after dual boot configuration

The win7 installed on SSD is bootable?
win7 installed on mechanical disk isn't booting?

Please post a full screenshot of "disk management" with all fields visible

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Windows Vista 64bit
was HP Desktop m8457c
but motherboard died so I purchased
gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H (rev. 3.1)
AMD 880G socket AM3
I updated my memory with PATRIOT gaming i5 8gb DDR3 1333MHz 9-9-9- kit
it is UNGANGED

I had to change CPU to match
it is AMD phenom II X6 1100T black edition
3.3GHz
Everthing worked perfect from Nov 7 until Dec 20
then one morning after internet auto update I found
DMI Pool Data
AMD data change Update new data to DMI!
Boot from CD/DVD
Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter
I tried many things other have here on this forum
my problem is that in Master 2 is the original HARD DRIVE Slave 2 CD/DVD Master 3 which is the second hard drive, but BIOS sees it as the same hard drive as Master 2. It is a shadow copy of the 1rst HD and is same size.
I have turned each off independently in BIOS, but no OS will boot. Tried original recovery disk with system error not able to recover (BECAUSE OF new motherboard).
HELP
 

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