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NLS Data is missing boot error

Q: NLS Data is missing boot error

Hi guys,

I was working on a computer that needed a new power supply (that's another story), but anyway, I went ahead and replaced it and everything is fine. I reset the bios and now Windows 7 will not boot. I tried using a windows 7 home premium disk to boot up (f8 repair option is gone) and run some bootrec commands which found 2 installations (windows.old and windows) both of which I have added.

If I try to boot from the 'old' installation, it boots up but never logs in.

If I try to boot from the CORRECT installation, it says "windows failed to load because the nls data is missing, or corrupt".

I tried going into the bios and changed IDE to AHCI and vice versa, thinking maybe setting the bios to default settings threw it off, but i get the same issue. Any ideas?

A: NLS Data is missing boot error

Boot off of the Windows 7 disc and choose Repair Your Computer. If that fails, In the RE (Recovery Environment) you can choose System Restore. You also can choose Command Prompt
First determine what Drive the OS has been assigned by the RE

At command prompt (x: sources) type:-
bcdedit | find ?osdevice? (Must inc?) (press enter).

Now use the returned as the drive letter for OS assume C:

At the x sources type:- chkdsk c:/r (press enter), 5 stages of chkdsk will run.
can take awhile.

To run sfc/scannow
at the x: sources type:-
sfc/scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows (press enter)
sfc will run can take awhile
Last resort you can browse the windows.old and search for *.*nls files and copy them and paste them into C:\Windows\System32.

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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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Today when I restarted my computer, the boot screen indicated that the Windows file 32 was missing or corrupt.

I used my recovery CD to "repair" the issue, and the warning indicated that no data would be erased. Well, that is partially true - folders on my C: drive are intact, as are all programs but...MS Office and my User settings (bookmarks, etc. but most importantly my Outlook pst file which contains 6 years of data!). It appears the User folder with my name is gone.

I knew something was wrong when the PC booted after the repair, and asked me to customize settings as if the PC were brand-new.

Any advice is most appreciated on how to recover my settings and e-mail data in Outlook and Outlook Express. I am running WinXP Media Center edition. Thank you.

A:Windows XP Boot/Recovery Error - Data Missing

Hello KCN77

What do you mean by a "Recovery" CD? Was is a proper XP installation CD?

Try looking in C:\Documents and Settings. Check out everything there.

Try searching for
****.pst and see if anything is found

.

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Four days ago I decided I needed to backup my computer so I downloaded easeus todo backup free and let it work. While it was backing up I did some general spring cleaning, ran disk cleanup, got rid of old downloads. Then randomly my computer crashed, restarted up to a blue screen saying:

Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
file:\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc000014c

I can no longer boot into windows.

I didn't create a recovery tool but I used my bootcamped macbook and windows media creation tool to put a windows 10 installer on a usb. I've been trying to use the repair options within the installer but nothing has worked so far:

- Start up repair doesn't work, get the message "startup repair couldn't repair your PC"

- I've also tried a couple of things in command prompt, sfc /scannow, but it hasn't worked either, maybe I'm not doing it right I'm not sure.

I'm not sure what else I can do, some help would really be appreciated!

Also, I'm running windows 10, upgraded from windows 7, on a custom built computer.

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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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This is the error message that my computer had:
"Recovery
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors
File:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc0000185
You'll need to use recovery tools. If you dont have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer.
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings"
I made a recovery drive and set the UEFI to a USB boot, and when I tried to boot it with a blank USB it didnt recognize it, but when I used the recovery usb it recognized it. I did that to check and see if it actually recognized the recovery data.
Now when I boot it just has the Lenovo screen and the swirling dots. it's been doing this for about a half hour. Is this normal or is there an issued with the hatdware?

A:Boot Configuration Data is missing, Error Code 0xc0000185

The Error code: 0xc0000185 is an I/O error.
This can be a hardware problem or a software problem.
So the first thing to do is to run diagnostics on the hard drive ( http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html )

If you have difficulties booting to the disk/drive, post back and we'll see about changing some settings in the UEFI to allow the boot.
I'm working on a drive that will do this for you, but it's still in the testing phase (and it's a 700+ mB download).
 
If the drive is dead/dying, you may have problems trying to recover your data.
Do you have a recent backup?  If not, post back for suggestions on how to best backup your information.
 
FYI - if it is dying, then it's best not to use the drive at all until you've done the backup.
If the drive does die fully, then data recovery gets very expensive (up to $2000 (US)) if it's even possible.

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Hi need help

I just opened my notebook and it has come up with the recovery screen with the above error.

Can anyone help me out

A:NB10t-A Error code 0xc0000034 Boot Config Data file missing

Are you able to perform a repair procedure?

Please check this Toshiba document:
https://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2A03ES0000R01.htm

To access the System Restore, Refresh and Reset options using the F12 option at startup, perform the following:

1. If not already, ensure the computer is completely shut down.
2. Now restart the computer by pressing the power button - IMMEDIATELY start tapping the F12 key on the keyboard until the "Boot Menu" screen appears.
3. Using the arrow keys, select <HDD Recovery> and press "Enter".
4. On the next screen you are asked to confirm if you want to contiue with recovery. Select "Yes".
5. The computer will bring you to the Advanced startup screen.
6. Select Troubleshoot. Under Troubleshoot you will see “Refresh” and “Reset”.
7. Select “Advanced options.” Located here is "System Restore."

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Hi there,
I'm still very happy with my XP Pro, but I thought I'd set up a dual boot with Win7 ultima 64 and check it out.

So I popped in another hdd that was sitting idly in a drawer and installed 7 on it. I fully expected that Win7 would be able to see there's an XP installation and create a boot menu. But nooo, it refuses to acknowledge another OS beside it and starts 7 when I hit the switch. So I always need to call the bios boot menu and I kinda don't like that. I'm jaded, I expect my pc to start up unattended while I brew my tea. Start up XP, that is.

I lurked around here for a bit and found some hints...
I copied the boot folder and the bootmgr file into my XP root and tried to repair with the Win7 DVD. But nothing came of it. It doesn't see XP and I've no clue about drivers for it.
But the drive with XP on it appears in red now in explorer window *scratcheshead*.

The second issue, and that's a BIG issue, one of my data partitions is simply not there. It's the primary partition of a hdd, which secondary partition shows up just fine. I wouldn't have been surprised if the XP OS partition would've been invisible, but that one shows up as drive d. And it's yet another hdd. Okay, now it gets confusing, here's my setup under XP:
Disk 0: C (XP) and F (1TB)
Disk 1: G and H (1TB)
Disk 2: D (Seven) (250GB)

and that's what it looks like on 7 (approximately, haven't found the disk management yet):
Disk 0: C (Seven)
Disk 1: D (XP) and F
Disk 2: H
So my G drive just doesn't s... Read more

A:Missing boot menu and missing data partition

While installing , Windows 7 does recognize an older version (such as xp), so a boot menu should be created in this way. If not, you are to configure the boot menu after completion of the installation. Thare are some ways to do that. Are you dual booting xp and seven now?

"But the drive with XP on it appears in red now in explorer window *scratcheshead*." -- Can you post a screenshot of this thing?

It appears from your post that you can boot from either os. If xp is not there in boot menu, are you choosing the drive to boot up in each time?

Please post the screenshots of your disk management to reveal the issue of G drive clearly, from both in xp and 7. But apparently it shouldnot be a active one.

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I recently chose to do an "update and restart" on my all-in-one desktop pc and came back to a blue screen the says " The boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors. File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD  Error Code: 0xc0000034 "It tells me that I need recovery tools but this pc came preinstalled with Windows 10 and I don't have a disc. Any help is appreciated!

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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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Hi,

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

Thanks!
 

A:Boot configuration data is missing

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

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

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

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

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So 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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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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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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Hp automatic updates were installed and message came up to restart. The laptop stopped immediately and I got error OxcOOOOO34 saying pc needs repair. Boot configuration data is missing or has errors.Nice...all this because of a dang update hp installed. Now what do I do. I only have my iPhone to get on line.

A:Boot cont. data missing after hp update

Windows 10 Recovery- last section "Recovery when Windows does not start correctly"http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961

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

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

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

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

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

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I hope that someone can help me I had restarted my computer which is HP Pavilion Elite m9150f, and I got this message on my screen as the computer started to boot up. It says "Recovery The boot configuration data file is missing some required information. File:\Boot\BCD error code: 0xc000000d You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation media like a disk or a USB Drive, check your PC administrator or PC/device manufacture." I do not have a recovery disk is it possible to get one from hP customer support? Anyones help on this matter will be greatly appreciated.

A:Recovery The boot configuration data file is missing

Assuming either Vista or Windows 7, then THIS THREAD has the typical answer.  Of course you need a real install disk for Vista or Windows 7 or a repair disk.  You can borrow an install disk from someone and boot to the disk and pick repair instead of install.  As long as you do not try the install it will be fine.  Read the link. HP does not provide a disk, so that is your choice to find one.  Like I said, you can borrow one.

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 Hi folks, couple weeks ago I bought a new server to my company, and installed Server 2012 Foundation to it. Also, using Intelligent Provisioning, I enabled RAID 10 (4x1TB HDD). When OS was installed, I changed DVD-drives letter from D to E, and then in disk management I created new volume, D (labeled Data). Through Windows Update service I think almost every available update was installed. The server is a database server in a basic WORKGROUP (not part of a domain), which sends and receives information from our retail stores and online store, it acts as a central database for all the operations. It doesnt run for example our online store by itself, it is "just" a computer which keeps all the data in - it doesnt do any "urgent" matters for example run a site. Locally, in a LAN network it also provides access to our erp sofware. So = it is just a basic computer, which just needs to work, no matter else. This server is going to replace our really old ML310, which is still doing its task. Today I booted our new server, but as you can see in attachment, it didn't boot. I can't understand what happened. It says BCD file is missing... No changes has been made in a week. Last time I just shutted the server down. I tried to use "bootrec" commands in recovery environment's command prompt screen, but it didnt help (commands I found from another forums, I dont know do they only work in consumer pc's). Also, using automatic repair with installation DVD didnt help ... Read more

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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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To start out, after restarting my computer a while ago I found the message "verifying DMI pool data... update success" and then a little blinking underscore. This messange and blinky would sit there forever and the computer couldnt get past that screen. Some suggestions led me to try a boot cd (I dont have a windows cd, I'm running an emacines 2008 model with windows xp pro) IO dowloaded one from this link

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Downright_pages/Boot_CD_and_Boot_Disk_Images_and_ISO_free_downloads.htm

then burned it to cd as an image, inserted it, and chose to boot from cd rom. It seemed to work, it got past the dmi pool data screen, but then this error came up:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.

And that's where I am now. It said somewhere that this can happen when you try to boot from another device, but I obviously havent got much of a choice just now. Is there any way to access safe mode or recovery or anything before this DMI pool data or hal.dll error hits? All the options I've found so far are F2 and F10. I'd also be open to any small or reasonably sized file I could burn to my boot disk to help with this. I'm running on an ancient backup compuiter with 56 k ATM.

A:dmi pool data plus bonus hal.dll missing when using boot disk

Reference, http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/missinghaldll.htm

There is no simple answer, no simple cause.

Louis

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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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Error: Windows failed to load because the NLS data is missing or corrupt ... pls help me to solve this problem..

A:NLS data is missing or corrupt error

Now let's try the following methods to troubleshoot the issue.

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. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

Method 2: Rebuild BCD
============================================
1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in 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, a currency, and a keyboard or another 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 /RebuildBcd , and then press ENTER.

Method 3: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore
============================================
1. Instert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc driv... 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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The battery on a 3-yr old HP Pavilion DV6-1362nr was getting weak and a friend suggested that I let it run all the way down. Second time through, when the computer shut off, I restarted and got a message screen, to wit:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000d

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

currently using windows 8.1 OS

File:\BCD
Error Code: 0xc0000034

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

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

A:Complete noob Windows 8 Boot Config Data file missing

Hi

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

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

Boot from it and run the "Automatic repair".

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My  HP Envy sleekbook 4-1200eo came with windows 8.0 and was uppdated to 8.1 and later with windows 10 preview. All has been working ok until a month ago. Have been trying to boot again and managed to get as far as the final of installing windows 10. After that it says bcd error 0x0000034, need to contact supplier etc...Now I can only start and se the content of f1 and f2 keys ( ie computer installations and repectively diagnosticss test) but not enter the f9,f10 and f11 which contains the menues for rebooting. I cannot install w10 with a download from microsoft page, the computer just won´t recognize the memory stick. Nothing happens.Pls someone, help me out 

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My  HP Envy sleekbook 4-1200eo came with windows 8.0 and was uppdated to 8.1 and later with windows 10 preview. All has been working ok until a month ago. Have been trying to boot again and managed to get as far as the final of installing windows 10. After that it says bcd error 0x0000034, need to contact supplier etc...Now I can only start and se the content of f1 and f2 keys ( ie computer installations and repectively diagnosticss test) but not enter the f9,f10 and f11 which contains the menues for rebooting. I cannot install w10 with a download from microsoft page, the computer just won´t recognize the memory stick. Nothing happens.Pls someone, help me out 

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Hey there all,

Earlier, about an hour ago, I left to go job searching, and left my computer in hibernate mode so I could bring it back up as soon as I got back. When I tapped keys on the keyboard, the computer powered up as usual, but it brought up the BSoD, stating it was missing files.

Prior to receiving this error, everything was working fine. I even set it to hibernate mode during the night, and it powered on this morning without any problems. I dunno if it's the multimedia keyboard I'm using or what that caused it.

I don't have an installation disc (since I bought it from Fry's Electronics about a year ago with 8 pre-installed), and neither do I have a recovery disc (since I didn't know how to make one.)

Computer info: Windows 8 x64
Manufacturer: ASUS

I'm just wondering mainly how to fix this, i.e: how to fix the missing boot files, and how to do it without causing any data loss from either of my hard drives.

A:BSoD Boot Error 0xc0000034: missing boot files

When you rebooted the computer did things go back to normal or you cannot boot in the system now?

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I got an external HDD, Seagate Backup Plus 4Tb.
Can turn on Bitlocker if the drive is formatted with FAT.
Once I reformat the drive with exFAT, it returns the error:

Can't enumerate any more, because the associated data is missing.

Any suggestions how to enable Bitlocker on my exFAT drive?

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This error started today and occurs when I try to open Google Chrome. It also pops up if I try to download anything. My anti virus is up to date and I ran Anti-Malware to no avail.


I hope this a software problem but I suspect a virus. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thank You in advance,
Lisa
 

A:Missing File Error--->unable To Find Locale Data Files. Please Reinstall.

lisa1977 said:





It also pops up if I try to download anything.Click to expand...

With what are you trying to download?
 

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

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

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

Much thanks for any help anyone can offer!

A:Boot Configuration Data Error

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

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

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

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

See if that works.

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

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I have a persistent problem on my old computer, which has prompted me to buy another computer, but I still want to fix my old computer.

My computer will occasionally fail to boot up properly. The symptoms that I see when this happens are as follows:
-Text on bootup has some random letter replacements (ex. "I hate my computer", would show up as "I hgte mh cvhmuter").
-The Windows boot screen image is corrupted with what appears to be static.
-Windows will not boot up successfully under these conditions, and the computer will hang.

What I have done to resolve this:
-Put the old graphics card back in with no change (this started maybe a week after I installed a new graphics card)
-New Motherboard (actually, the old one blew up shortly after this problem started happening - smoke and everything, so I was just hoping this would kill two birds with one stone)
-Fresh install of Windows on a new hard drive (This had to do with cleaning up drivers related to the old motherboard, without erasing the old hard drive, and I had a spare hard drive kicking around)
-Removing and swapping RAM (I noticed it would happen less often if I had less RAM, but I was not able to isolate any bad RAM chips, and they all passed a memory check)

What is still the same in the computer since this started happening:
-CPU
-RAM sticks
-Power Supply and Case

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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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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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Several times, and only from a cold boot, I get a pop-up stating "Boot Configuration Editor Has Stopped Working" However everything loads okay and functions. What might be causing this and what does it mean. IE: What function does this editor serve?

SYSTEM SPECS

INTEL I7-920 PROCESSOR
WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64 BIT
12 GB TRI CHANNEL DDR3 SDRAM AT 1333 MHZ
ATI RADEON HD5670 1GB GDDR5
1 TB 7200 SATA 3.9 GBS 16 MB CACHE
CREATIVE SOUNDBLASTER X-FI
DELL WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUS


Dave K.

A:Boot configuration data editor error win 7

Run Startup Repair on a cold boot.

More info on BCD here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

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Hi Folks,
I am running with an ASUS Pro31 Series and Windows XP Pro. In trying to fix a problem with Microsoft Outlooks, I was frequently rebooting my computer (trying to access the SAFE MODE boot menu) and it has now permanently failed to boot and has the following error on screen:

"Missing Operating System"

I have tried but cannot seem to access the menu where you can select to reboot in "Safe Mode" etc. I can only access the BIOS SETUP UTILITY using F2 and the BIOS RAM EASY FLASH UTILITY using F4.

Using the recovery DVD I got as far as the three options:
- Recover Windows XP to first partition
- Recover Windows XP to entire HD
- Recover Windows XP to entire HD with 2 partitions

I stopped there because it is essential that I retrieve the data from the HD. I am not concerned about the laptop, just the data. Yes I am a dumb dumb for not backing all of it up.

This laptop was supplied to me by my employer, so I am not sure how many partiotions it came with etc. Is it safe to assume that the first partition contains the C: drive data?

Are there any fancy tools I can get my hands on - over the net or otherwise - to try to get it booting normally again?

If not, what options would I have for trying to get the data off the HD?

Also, why does is it that I cannot access the SAFE MODE start up menu?
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A:Boot Failure: "Missing Operating System" - Need to retrieve data from HD!

It almost sounds like Windows became corrupted. As for data recovery unless I'm mistaken (and I might be) no data is truly lost unless the drive physically fails. I know of one program that should help with data recovery but I'm still learning about this topic.

If you are interested the program is: Recover My Files

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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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Hello, I've been using my computer (Vista ultimate 64bit) for awhile without problems until a few days ago. I noticed the harddrive was running hard and there were 3 processes that usually arn't running (WMI Provider Host). So I figured it was doing an update or something important so I let it run, a few minutes later we had a blackout and my surge protector didn't work. Booted back up to find it saying the following:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000F
Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
It also says to use the install disk to use repair but it doesn't work. And on top of that the repair menu says "Operating system: Unknown on unknown local disk."
Is there any way to fix it without having to reinstalling windows?

P.S.- I'm pretty sure it also said something about a corrupt system registry but it's not showing that anymore.
 

A:Error attempting to read boot config Data

Update: I've read other threads about this and nothing they have done seem to work. I've tried running the following commands in the console and they don't work:
BOOTREC /FIXMBR
BOOTREC /FIXBOOT
BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD
And they all are succesful except on rebuildBCD and it says the OS cannot be found even though in the list it shows C:/Windows as the first and only OS.
 

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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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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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I have a toshiba laptop running windows xp. It crashed yesterday and now whenever it boots it give me the following error:
A disk read error occurred
Press ctl alt del to restart.

I managed to get to the selection of boot in safe mode, but it still won't boot and then I get I/O error reading boot sector.

At this point I just want to get the data off it. Toshiba's recovery disk only has the option of formatting the disk and restoring the system to it's initial state (the Toshiba tech support explained that was a benefit, getting it back to the original state, I told him scrapping my data on a 6 month old machine is not something I would consider a benefit)

So, tell me different ways I might get that data off the disk before wiping it clean? I have other computers and an external hard drive at my disposal.
 

A:Boot Sector Read error - help recover data

Slave the drive out on another machine?
 

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Hello folks,

I hope you can help. My problem is extremely similar to those described here:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/239448-35-nightmare-kernel-data-inpage-error

Problem

In short, I first noticed chkdsk running automatically and rewriting the indexes for various files on my filesystem. I'd previously tried to download part of the guest client for Starcraft II, but cancelled it part way through. I assumed that somehow this had left partial files scattered around my filesystem and chkdsk was just cleaning up.

After this, I started to get the system hanging whilst using memory-intensive programs (possibly also associated with our router losing the internet connection). BSOD then came up after about a minute with a kernel data inpage error, stop code 0x7a.

Occasionally after rebooting it hangs on "detecting IDE drives" after doing POST and checking the memory.

It also reordered the boot order of my hard drives, preventing the system from booting properly without a bootable DVD in the disc drive. This problem has been fixed as I just changed the boot order back in the BIOS.

Specs

Sorry some of these are a bit vague, the PC is running a bootable virus scan at the moment and I'd rather not interrupt it or go digging in the case.

Intel Q6600 processor @ 2.33GHz (not overclocked, stock cooler, temps are fine)
4GB Corsair Dominator @ 800MHz (default timings, 5-5-5-12, I think)
ASUS P5 model (can't remember exactly the model)
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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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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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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 everyone,

I encounter the following when trying to create the ISO image for the window server 2012 r2.
my system itself is running 2012 r2 as well.
what is this error referring? how do i  resolve it.

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First, apologies if this is the wrong forum for this; Backup & Recovery seems like Maintenance, so I put it here.

I have been using the built in Windows 7 backup feature for several months without any problem. My last successful backup was on March 6th. The last attempted backup on March 13th (set on weekly schedule) failed for the following reason: "The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid." The details show an error code of 0x800703EE. Every attempt to manually back up fails within a minute for this reason.

My backups all go to a big external hard drive connected by USB. I haven't had any problems like this in the past. Searching on Google reveals very little concrete info about what this means or how to fix it, although quite a few people seem to have come across it. The most informative post on the subject was this, which has the following solution:






Quote:
Issue is resolved. The root cause was error in bcd, bcdedit was giving "The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid" when trying to /enumerate active. Fixed it manually by building new BCD and doing a import followed by reboot. I guess windows backup internally tries to enumerate BCD and fails without correct log/message when enumeration is not successful.
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A:Error backing up data; dual boot related?

So... is this basically a mystery?

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Hi all,
Can someone help me with this issue in the Crystal Report

I am using Crystal Report 2011 and Oracle database.
My query is to output some columns in 2 different table(A,B).
After run query, there is 126,978 rows in the result.
In table A, there are 36 different types. The result shows same
in the Oracle Sql Development and Crystal Report (126,978 rows).
it also shows 36 different types in the details section. But when I right click
on that column, there is 23 different types and missing other 13 types.
I tried many ways but without successful (still missing).
Is there any problem with the software? Data missing hence I cannot create correct
dynamic parameter. If it does not show all 36 different type, then my query possibly
wrong, but it can show in the details section, then browse data option should show all 36 types right?
Do you have any idea to solve this?

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hey, my mom got a blue screen of death today and asked if i could help fix it. it turns out she was getting a kernel_data_inpage_error, so i decided to try and fix it, then i logged in safe mode and got a new BSOD and then tried again and got a unmountable boot volume. so im trying to use Recovery Console and it wants a administer password which of course she forgot. i tried "offline nt password & registry editor" but got error code 13.. so now i cant get ride of the adminster password nor can i get ride of the unmountable boot volume errorthis is what im following for the boot volume error:http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2605/fixing...t_volume_error/so any help getting ride of the password, or fixing the boot volume error would be most excellent!and i cant reformat it just yet because she needs to backup her tests and quizzes she has made - shes a teacherits a old dell peice of crap laptop with Windows XP Home SP3

A:kernel data inpage error / Umountable Boot Volume

You can attempt to fix the unmountable boot volume error...by running chkdsk /r...with the drive from your mother's system attached to another system as an additional, non-boot drive.Wait...that's wrong . It's right but it's the wrong answer for you.The administrator password asked for in the Recovery Console...probably doesn't exist. I don't know of any home user who has ever set one, so try just hitting Enter when you get to that.How to use CHKDSK in the XP Recovery Console - http://pirules3.14.googlepages.com/recovery_console_chkdsk If it moves to the command prompt, you win.If not, go back to my first sentence.Louis

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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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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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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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Hello

My dell latitude 640 xp office has blue screen error unmountable boot volume ( recently prior has been sluggish, had to force shut down over and over, fan seemed louder, about 3 wks ago installed verizon dsl,) right before I turned it on and got this message I had turned laptop over to look at fan info to check into ordering new one.
ok so get the BLUE SCREEN STOP: 0x000000Ed error, tried doing the F8 , nothing, on last known config, or start normal, tried sage mode gives me quick list of multi disk /partition /windows2/ system2/ 32drivers......... too quick to get all info then back to unmountable boot volume screen.

so somehow upon starting got into a symptom tree and ran test under system lock up and windows blue screen test cam e up with

motherboard fan on/off error code 3700011B 3700:011B Msg expected fan on high rpm of 8000 detected fan RPM0 under both system lock up and window blue screen test

also under IDE DISK Read Test Device Blue screen test received 2 errors saying Error Code 0F00:0244 Msg Block 8368093:uncorrectable data error or media is write protected

... and IDE Disk Verify test error code 0F00:aA44 msg block 8368093 uncorrectable data error or ,media is write protected.

any suggestions on what to do next or what real problem is, need to retrieve current work info I am on a deadline. Thank you

A:Unmountable Boot Volume/fan Erro/uncorrectable Data Error ...

Looks like a dead hard drive to me - the unmountable boot volume along with the IDE errors tend to support this. Means a new hard drive and a fresh install of Windows. I don't know about your data - you'd have to slave the drive to another system to see if anything is recoverable.

I'm unsure about the fan error - and would suspect that there's an overheating issue inside your case also. I'd recommend cleaning out the case with a can of compressed air - particularly the area with the loud fan. Don't use a vacuum cleaner or a garage air supply as it may damage your system.

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Hi
 
This is the full error message I encountered--> An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data File: \Boot\BCD
 
1) I have an old Dell Vostro 410, Windows Vista, configured to RAID 1 the whole time.
 
2) I wasn't able to boot it up one day, pressing the on button only got an amber light momentarily. From the symptom,  I replaced the CMOS battery as suggested by someone online and the PC was able to be powered up but it got to a blue screen--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/nyeoq0gwz4i3f2b/2013-12-21%2000.44.17.jpg
 
3) I realized that's because all the settings on BIOS has been wiped out after I took out the old battery, the "SATA mode" in BIOS was set to IDE instead of RAID, so I set it back to RAID as shown--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6oxdg8m092v0vr/2013-12-23%2000.01.31.jpg
 
4) I tried rebooting the the system again, this time I can see that RAID has been setup accordingly-->  https://www.dropbox.com/s/a708qln2oehrm75/2013-12-23%2000.03.57.jpg   and  https://www.dropbox.com/s/1sfrpfrxtkgke2n/2013-12-22%2023.58.37.jpg
 
5) But the rebooting was terminated with the message "an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data" --> https://www.dropbox.com/s/orgkn29qaj0nxsb/2013-12-22%2017.48.20.jpg 
 
6) Following the on screen instruction, I tried booting from "Windows installation" CD to repair it, however after pressing a key on the following screen,... Read more

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

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

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Hi all, im getting that message upon startup. Im running windows 7.
It requests for the windows recovery CD to be inserted, so when I put the CD in to boot I get a "windows is loading files" then a starting windows with the windows logo then just a black screen with a cursor, I left it like this several times for at least an hour an nothing happened.
I can't press F8 to access safe mode etc, nothing will happen.
Pressing F12 to boot from CD just does the same thing as putting the CD in normally.

Help please!?

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

It seems the CD is damaged.
Burn a new Windows 7 Recovery CD on another computer.
You can download the image or make a copy of a functional Windows 7 Recovery CD.

Boot the new Recovery CD and run automatic StartUp Repair up to three times as sugested in the forum manuals !

Good luck!

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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 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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I just got a new Windows 8.1 PC and it works fine. As a recovery precaution I made a Windows 8.1 recovery disk on a brand new PNY USB 2.0 flash thumb drive (32GB drive) using the Windows 8.1 Control Panel Advanced Recovery tools "Create a Recovery drive" selection. I also indicated to copy the recovery partition from the PC when making this (but I don't delete this partition on the PC). So I thought I would test this recovery drive to see if I can boot from it. I insert the USB flash drive into a USB 2.0 port on the PC and restart the PC. I hit F12 during the PC boot process and select this disk as the temporary boot disk and hit return. The PC then gives me an error message screen basically saying
"Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language 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.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors."

So I'm a little confused as to why the successfully just created recovery drive is giving me this error. I'll try another USB thumb drive to see if that makes a difference but I'm guessing it won't so thought I'd ask about this... Read more

A:Just created Windows 8.1 recovery disk (usb) gives Boot config data error

You are going to have to make the thumb drive bootable BEFORE you add any files to it... Try using these instructions:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media
 

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Hi,

I would first like to thank usasma for helping me a year ago with my laptop, I forgot to reply and mark my thread as solved. I haven't had a BSOD until now.

My laptop has been acting up the last couple of weeks. I had a windows update a couple of weeks ago and then I hadn't restarted it to update the changes. While surfing the web on google chrome I got a BSOD so my computer restarted and then started apply the changes. After that my computer took forever to boot up, the programs were very slow to boot up, it got to the point where my computer would freeze and then I would have to do a hard power off.

I initially got one BSOD error message "Cnbj2530.dpb and prbcacla.inf" and now I've been getting mostly "Kernel data inpage error" messages. My programs take a long time to boot up still, especially Google Chrome (Firefox seems to be a bit smoother). It also tends to get BSOD when I wake it up from sleep mode. I've attached the DM log. Thanks!

MCS-Mon_03_23_2015_195838_72.zip

A:BSOD, programs slow to boot, Kernel data inpage error

Update or uninstall drivers in red. Please follow these instructions: GUIDE: CNBJ2530.DPB and prncacla.inf Corruptions - Windows 8/8.1 - Sysnative Forums


Code:
semav6thermal64ro.sys Wed Dec 28 21:17:03 2011 (4EFB793F)
Sony SEMA Thermal Input driver[br](part of VAIO Care)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=semav6thermal64ro.sys

GEARAspiWDM.sys Thu May 3 21:56:17 2012 (4FA2E2E1)
CD-ROM Class Filter Driver by Gear Software.[br]Also comes with iTunes
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=GEARAspiWDM.sys

SMARTVHidMiniVistaAmd64.sys Mon May 7 23:47:31 2012 (4FA842F3)

SMARTVHidMiniVistaAmd64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

SMARTMouseFilterx64.sys Fri May 18 19:07:31 2012 (4FB681D3)

SMARTMouseFilterx64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

sows.sys Mon Jun 11 03:36:13 2012 (4FD54B8D)
Sony Wireless State Device Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=sows.sys

SFEP.sys Mon Jun 18 10:11:46 2012 (4FDEE2C2)

SFEP.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

IntcDAud.sys Tue Jun 19 16:40:51 2012 (4FE08F73)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=IntcDAud.sys

HECIx6... Read more

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OK, so I just moved for the first time in years, and as soon as I get my PC set up in it's new home it goes all wiggy on me. I'm thinking the trip might have damaged something, but I don't really want to muck about any more than I need to, as the PC is my only good link to my girl right now and I need it to work asap. I also don't have access to my install disc, as it is back home at them moment which makes things interresting.

So, here are the symptoms.
It started with a strange behavior in windows itself, where windows would not minimize properly. I had to close one window to be able to view the one behind it. When I rebooted the machine, it failed to find the drive and tried to boot from CD. After a little finagling and removing the CMOS, it booted properly, but then promptly crashed. It freezes for a few minutes, and then eventually flashes a BSOD Kernel Data inpage error for a split second before rebooting. Sometimes it will also freeze for a minute or two then come back. Sometimes after a crash it boots right back up, other times it fails to boot. When it fails to boot, sometimes it tells me the boot manager was not located, other times it just says insert disk to boot from CD. Sometimes it will also hang in the middle of the boot cycle. When it hangs in the boot cycle, it will eventually boot after about 15 minutes. The lack of consistency in the behavior is really throwing me off.

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A:Windows 7 BSOD, Boot failure, Kernel Data inpage error

Nobody has any ideas?
 

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I have the  c0000135 Error On Boot - %hs Missing  in Windows 7. A large  number of windows update was recently performed on it. I cannot do a system restore. Any help would be appreciated. I got the following log using FRST. Thanks   Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 01-06-2014 01Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-U5E01N7 on 01-06-2014 21:23:10Running from E:\Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 10Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.The only official download link for FRST:Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outdated.See tutorial for FRST: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: [ETDWare] => C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe [621440 2009-09-29] (ELAN Microelectronic Corp.)HKLM\...\Run: [NvCplDaemon] => C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll [17412200 2010-03-27] (NVIDIA Corporation)HKLM\...\Run: [AmIcoSinglun64] => C:\Program Files (x86)\AmIcoSingLu... Read more

A:c0000135 Error On Boot - %hs Missing

The following is the Search log in FRST
 
 
 
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 01-06-2014 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 2014-06-01 21:22:34
Running from E:\
Boot Mode: Recovery
================== Search Files: "services.exe;winsrv.*" =============
C:\Windows\winsxs\wow64_microsoft-windows-winsrv.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_a412dbba527dc14e\winsrv.dll.mui
[2009-07-13 21:35] - [2009-07-13 18:08] - 0008192 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 9848765E88322400BDC710A76ADEA841
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-winsrv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22411_none_152b1d6acc153304\winsrv.dll
[2013-10-06 22:04] - [2013-08-01 22:23] - 0215040 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 99AACC82C6B8A8E976CA59CFD3C322EF
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-winsrv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22209_none_153debdacc05e77d\winsrv.dll
[2013-02-13 07:25] - [2013-01-03 21:43] - 0215040 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) 5F38CFC96BCA5DD462E2B243B6E31849
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-winsrv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22177_none_14f039eccc407b3f\winsrv.dll
[2013-01-09 10:16] - [2012-11-29 21:55] - 0215040 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C2B1F6196C7FE1EA1BF827312B095D06
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-winsrv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22125_none_152448f4cc19bcdc\winsrv.dll
[2012-12-12 10:45] - [2012-10-04 09:43] - 0215040 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) CC44EBC3E04E76AABE19EB4A16663E4A
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-winsrv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22091_none_14d... Read more

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Recently, when booting up, I have been getting 2 error messages (both appear twice). They refer to files not found or missing but I cannot begin to identify the files - all that I see are a series of little squares: 7 in a row, then a space, then 14 more. I click on OK and away they go and everything else seems to procede normally. I have a Dell Dimension, Windows XP Home. A call to Dell was not encouraging - they recommended re-installing the system. Oh dear. I have Norton Firewall and Anti-Virus, Microsoft's new Anti-Spy, WinPatrol, AdAware and Spybot. I am FAIRLY confident that my system is clean, but then, who knows? I have run registry checks and let them do their business (I don't fool around with the registry on my own, I am not a trouble-maker). If I need to re-install, I will work up the courage to do so, but until then...maybe someone here has had some experience with these error messages. At least I would learn something new. For now, my system SEEMS to be working OK, but what do I know. This could be a harbinger of worse things to come.
 

A:Boot up error - missing file

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One of my clients is getting an error saying that it cannot find the C:\Temp\TB_UPD~.EXE file when it boots.

It works fine after hitting OK. But since he's the CEO, he wants it fixed pronto. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks-

Tim
 

A:NT 4.0 Boot error tb_upd~1.exe missing

Sounds like something that should not be there. Look in the registry and see what is trying to run.
HKLM, Software, Microsoft, Windows, current version, run

If you can get a hijack log and post it back here.

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
 

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Hello and thanks for the chance to post on this site. I hope I can get some help because this is a work computer that I am having the issue with. I will try to be as thorough as possible.

My problem:
I was sick over the weekend and got home and just fell asleep. I had left my computer on the entire weekend and when returning to it Sunday night (before work), it had a blue screen that simply stated the "STOP: c0000135 The program can't start because %hs is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." (This is not the standard BSOD error.) I've read up online and usually this comes from a missing DLL file that was removed for whatever reason that is queued to be used in the boot process. I figure that the DLL was deleted during a routine service pack update or something from Windows since that's like the only thing that I have set to automatically update. (I disabled Java updates and stuff like that since the automatic updates are so annoying.)

The actions I've tried to take:
- Using the recover console, I tried using regedit.exe to check out my registries. I could no use File -> Load Hive option like some forums had suggested.
- Safe Mode, Safe Mode With Networking, Safe Mode With Command Prompt, Run Last Good Boot Configuration, and Debugging mode all result in the same issue and do nothing.
- Recovery Repair does nothing. I ran it like 10 times. It said the problem cannot be fixed with Recovery Repair or whatever it is call... Read more

A:c0000135 Error On Boot - %hs Missing

It has been 17 hours and I still have not a clue what to do. I repeated those steps again with no luck.

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Alright, today when i was playing a game called Call Of Duty 4 my computer froze up so i restarted the computer, but it came up with the NTLDR is missing error, i tried to get into the repair console with my windows XP disk, but after the windows is inspecting your computer hardware configuration the screen just turns black. the boot order reads the [CDROM] drive first so that doesn't seem to be the problem

Also, a few days ago i had the hal.dll error which i fixed and it ran fine after, I'm a newb when it comes to computers so if anyone has a way to fix it if they could post it as a step by step guide it will be help me a lot



Stylw.

A:NTLDR Missing - Boot Error

Welcome to TSF....

There is a 'simple' and straight forward way around this NTLDR problem.

(I have used this fairly straightforward and simple resolution many times for your issue.)

What you need to do is ask a friend or colleague that has Windows? XP Home™ on their computer, if you can copy theses files...

ntldr: NTDETECT.COM: and boot.ini

These are the three files that are needed to boot Windows?...

Now to gain access to these particular files, you will need to change the viewing attributes of the files so that the system files and folders are 'visible'...to do this...

Double click the My Computer desktop icon > Tools > Folder Options > View.

Once in here scroll to Files and Folders; then, tick Display contents of system folders...Scroll down to the next section Hidden Files and Folders > tick Show Hidden files and Folders; now Untick Hide extensions for known file types and Hide Protected Operating System Files. Close out of the My Computer window and reopen it.

Right click on the C: Drive > Explore... the three mentioned files will now be visible for you to copy to the floppy.

To make it even easier to 'see' the files, do this...

Go View > Details > Arrange icons by > Modified > Show in Groups. (You will need to go into "View" for each one of these steps.)

Copy them to a floppy disc; then, insert the floppy into your computer...this will allow the computer to boot up.

Once up and running, simply copy the three f... Read more

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Ok so here is what Ive done so far. Please help!!
Am I in trouble? Ok heres the deal. My moms computer had a big red X next to the C: Drive, so I ran AVG and it wouldnt work it just froze up. So I did some poking around online and found Vundo. So I ran it and it found a bunch of stuff and then deleted it all. Then when I restarted the PC I get the "NTLDR is missing, Press ctrl-alt-delete to restart" error message. So I found out how to fix that with a boot disk. Here comes problem number one. the recovery disk is HP Windows XP sp2. Im not sure if the OS is the same because the disk is from my laptop. (both are HP windows xp) So I put in the disk, hit ctrl-alt-del and press enter to boot from disk. Everything looks normal, it says windows setup, and is loading files at the bottom of the screen. At the welcome screen I press R and am taken to the recovery console. This is where it gets weird. I get this list which reads:

1: E:\MiniNt
2: E:\I386
3: C:\WINDOWS
4: D:\WINDOWS

So I press 3 and Enter and get this:

C:\WINDOWS>
I hit enter and I guess I dont need a password.
I enter MAP and get this:

E: FAT32 5086 MB \Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
C: NTFS 33068 MB \Device\Harddisk0\Partition2
D: NTFS 194474MB \Device\Harddisk1\Partition1
A: \Device\Floppy0
F: \Device\CdRom0

then I typed " copy F:\1386\ntldr c:\" and hit ENTER
Then it says "Overwrite? Y/N/All" I hit Y. Is that wrong?

then I typed "copy f:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and hit ent... Read more

A:Help! cant boot up NTLDR missing error msg

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The full message is
\insertpathhere\system32\winload.exe
windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file
Might be something wrong with dual boot. My mom who knows nothing about this accidentally installed another Windows Vista so now i have 2 windows vista named: Microsoft windows vista and Windows Vista home premium
Everytime i boot Windows Vista home premium, i get that error.

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

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

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

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

Help?

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

BUMPp

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Hi,

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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Hi guys, looking for some urgent help here, hope people can assist.

First off - I phoned Dells UK technical support to help for this issue, and they couldnt and asked me to ring the software support (Presto I believe) helpline and gave me a number, I look about it on here and it says I have to pay to use the services? Do I really have to pay? despite the fact I paid an extortionate amount for support and insurance and stuff?

Now - The issue... I had a power cut the other day while shutting down my XPS 420 desktop, when I restarted a few hours later it came up with a boot error, informing me that it couldnt start due to a missing or corrupt registery file and it told me to insert the OS disc and do repair. I do this, go to repair and it comes up with a section where I chose the OS I wish to repair, and there are no options to chose from, yet I am still able to press next, it then comes up with the repair sequence and then quickly after that tells me the repair sequence is complete, and to restart to check whether it has worked. I restart and unfortunately the problem hasnt sorted itself out.

Does anyone know what might be wrong? How I can sort the issue? I'm worried that I'll have to reinstall windows which is something I dont particularly want to do as surely it will mean losing all of my files.

For future reference, if I am forced to reinstall, should I create a partition purely for the OS? Does that then mean that if I have to reinstall windows in the future it... Read more

A:Vista Missing Registry Boot Error

If there is no OS to choose from then your OS is corrupted beyond repair. Have you used the Vista disk before so you know that it is working correctly?
Try the active boot disk (Win edition and DOS edition) from here:http://www.ntfs.com/boot-disk.htm

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Okay, so I turned my computer on and I got a blue screen saying that my system32 security was corrupted or missing. This had happened before about a month ago, but it was with system, and I managed to fix it by following the instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

So, I went into the recover console and deleted system, software, SAM, security, and default. I skipped a few steps and went back to my old tmp folder, took the system files from when I saved them the last time I had the blue screen error, and put them into the system32 folder.
When I exited out of the recovery console and rebooted my computer, I got an error pop up box saying that the application LSASRV.dll could not be found, and that I had to reinstall it or something along those lines. I pressed 'Okay' and there was just a blank screen. I tried safe mode, but that didn't work either.

I went back to recovery console, deleted the 5 system files again, but this time taking the files from the repair folder and placing them in system32. I rebooted my computer again, but got the same lsass.exe missing LSASRV.dll error... :(

Please help! I really don't want to have to reformat my computer. Is there any way to fix this via recovery console or something? I checked google, but I couldn't find any solid answers.

Thank you.

A:Missing LSASRV.dll error, can't boot into windows at all!

To get rid of this error message, insert your XP CD and boot from it. At the first menu press R to enter the recovery console and once at the command prompt type the following:

CD C:\WINDWOS\SYSTEM32

EXPAND E:\I386\LSASRV.DL_

When asked if you wish to overwite, say yes. Now type EXIT to reboot the machine and windows should start-up just fine.

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I have XPS 410 with Windows Vista 32 bit. My PC was working fine earlier but yesterday i tried to start it and ended up the message of 'Missing Operating System'. I am unable to login to windows.

As soon as my system boots up, it halts on the screen. This is how that screen looks:

Serial ATA AHCI BIOS.
Controller Bus#00, Device#1F, Function#02: 03 Ports, 03 Devices

Port-00: Hard Disk, Samsung SP22304c (this device is controlled by the RAID BIOS)

Port-01: Hard Disk, Samsung SP22304c (this device is controlled by the RAID BIOS)

Port-03: CDROM, TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW TS-H653A

ACHI BIOS Installed
Intel (R) Matriz Storage Manager option ROM v6.0.0.1022 ICH8R

RAID Volumes:

ID = 0
Name = ARRAY
LEVEL = RAID0 (Stripe)
Strip = 128kb
Size = 465.7 GB
Status = Normal
Bootable = Yes

Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model Serial # Size Type/Status (Vol ID)

0 Samsung SP2504C S09QJ1SP***** 232.8GB Error Occured (0)

1 Samsung SP2504C S09QJ1SP***** 232.8GB Error Occured (0)

Press CTRL-I to enter Configuration Utility

Missing Operating System

This is where the system stops and doesn't move any further.

Could anyone please help me that why i am getting this "Missing Operating System" message? How can i log back into my machine without reformatting the HDDs bcz i have very valuable data in it. I dont mind to restore the system provided I can p... Read more

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Dell Inspiron 8600

Will not boot up. have reset BIOS to boot from original XP Professional CD but to no avail.

Made a bootable USB using WintoFlash but again no good.

How on earth do I manage to get the missing file back into the Windows root system.

A:Error on boot System32\ntosknl exe missing

Error message: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem"

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I was playing around with a Livelinux CD and trying to implement a casper-rw savefile on a USB.  This has wiped my XP Home Edition and bootloader clean.  I am still using my LinuxMint install and not to concerned about recovering XP.  Also, before I realized that the bootloader was missing I reformatted the Windows partition.  I was just going to carry on with Linux, but now this is affecting what I can install on laptop.  I'm guessing that I will not be able to recover anything.  I was advised to make a recovery cd with: http://www.disk-partition.com/download-home.htm
l don't have a Windows pc to make a recovery cd right now, but if someone thinks it will help I will find a way.
 
The one thing I am not sure about?  Do I even need the bootloader?
 
And, could I just get a Linux bootloader to replace the XP bootloader.
 
It seems to be interfering with running some Linux OS's from my Optical drive.  Would also like to understand a little more about it, for instance: I still have the BIOS, but not the bootloader?  Does the BIOS come with the laptop and the Bootloader comes with the Windows OS?  Or is the BIOS just loaded to a different piece of hardware than the OS, so it was not wiped?
 
 
 
I also want to restructure my HDD with a couple of Linux OS's until I can afford to get another XP install disc.  And explore some more OS's from the Optical Drive. 
 
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A:Error Message "Boot Loader Missing"

Download Boot-Repair. Burn the iso and boot. Select Recommended Repair. Reboot and hopefully it repaired your Grub.

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Hi guys, looking for some urgent help here, hope people can assist.

First off - I phoned Dells UK technical support to help for this issue, and they couldnt and asked me to ring the software support (Presto I believe) helpline and gave me a number, I look about it on here and it says I have to pay to use the services? Do I really have to pay? despite the fact I paid an extortionate amount for support and insurance and stuff?

Now - The issue... I had a power cut the other day while shutting down my XPS 420 desktop, when I restarted a few hours later it came up with a boot error, informing me that it couldnt start due to a missing or corrupt registery file and it told me to insert the OS disc and do repair. I do this, go to repair and it comes up with a section where I chose the OS I wish to repair, and there are no options to chose from, yet I am still able to press next, it then comes up with the repair sequence and then quickly after that tells me the repair sequence is complete, and to restart to check whether it has worked. I restart and unfortunately the problem hasnt sorted itself out.

Does anyone know what might be wrong? How I can sort the issue? I'm worried that I'll have to reinstall windows which is something I dont particularly want to do as surely it will mean losing all of my files.

For future reference, if I am forced to reinstall, should I create a partition purely for the OS? Does that then mean that if I have to reinstall windows in the future i... Read more

A:Vista Missing Registry Boot Error

hi you can try this http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91467-startup-repair.html
 

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Went to check email this morning and booted computer to find it would not boot. A 'psapi.dll missing' error message appeared. Unfortunately we have just moved and I cannot find the recovery disk. Tried to boot by going into Safe Mode but after Scandisk runs, I still get the same error message. Can't seem to get to the point where I can at least run some diagnostics or run Hijack, CWShredder, etc.

Found a Win 98 boot disk and used to get to DOS. Ran Scanreg, which ran once and while it said it worked a reboot fared no better. Went back into DOS to see if psapi.dll is there and it is sitting in the C:\windows\system directory - so clearly a virus or some form of malware is running.

I had just 'swept' the computer completely the previous day and cleaned up any viruses, malware, etc. Noticed I could not turn Restore on and off to clean out _restore folder (which had backed up a couple of files with viruses) and could not get the kids to say what they had done that day - although they claimed nothing but MSN - which may still be an issue. I noticed that on booting up the first time in morning that windows gave one of those 'configuration setting' messages which means something was loaded prior to reboot.

Just not sure what possibilities there are to resolve as most of the threads I reviewed required access to windows and utilities that can only run under windows and not DOS.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

A:Can't boot Win ME getting psapi.dll missing error message

Could be that the sweep or scan was the cause. I have seen norton or some other spyware removers corrupt or delete a system file. It happens a lot. Mostly only effects things when you are installing though.

Are you using an OEM licensed version of ME or is it the full version?

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Dear people,

My other computer is giving me this error every time I start it:

Window could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root/system32/hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I was restoring it with the Acer Aspire Recovery CD, and as soon as the first one was done I got this error.
Now the real problem is that I can't actually get past the error (and log on) or get into BIOS (don't know the BIOS password, tried some backdoor passwords). Anything I try when pressing f8 (Safe Mode, Last known good configuration) doesn't work.
Before beginning with the restore I set boot options with eSettings (or something) to DVD/CD, but when it boots now it only gives the error.
What should I do? Take out and put back the CMOS battery? (Not really experienced in hardware, or that good with computers).

Computer information:
Acer Aspire 5630, Windows XP sp3 was installed...pls tell if any additional info is needed.

Any help would be great, thanks
 

A:Solved: Error at boot: missing or corrupt hal.dll

check here, theres a few programs that i have used ( and im using right now ) so i can confirm that they work. theres also a neat password fix program. hopefully you can burn cds from your running computer. hope this helps =)
http://www.ntfs.com/products.htm
 

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hi guys

such as i wrote in the title i get error 0x80070570 when i try to install win7

this the first time i face this problem because i install win7 many times before on the same computer

the problem start with blue screens when i already have a win7 so such as many people do i backup all my files and format C partition Then when i install Win7 i 0x80070570 problem so i format all of my hard disk and again i got this error

i tried alot of Solutions but all of them did not solve the problem

i tried to use system recovery options but it unavailing and it tell me boot Manager is missing or corrupt so i tried many commands like bootsect/nt60 and also no luck

now what can i do to solve this problem , can any one help me please ?

Greetings ..

A:error 0x80070570 and 0x15 (Missing boot Manager)

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Download and Run this free mem test program 4-5 times to get good results:

Memtest86

Did you burn the ISO file to DVD?
If yes what speed and program did you use?
Try using a USB key.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Let us know your results.

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I've got a windows 8 laptop which gives me this error message when i try to switch it on:
"Your PC needs to be repaired The boot configuration data file is missing some required information.
File:\BCD Error Code : 0xc000000d ............................" I'm sure you are all familiar with the rest of this dreaded error code.
I've tried all the repair options, recovery disks to a windows 8 bootable flash disk, the command prompt fix boot commands as well but still I get the same error message whenever i try to boot windows.
Now I'd like to know, can't i just copy the boot folders from another similar windows 8 pc and paste them into my harddrive to fix this??

A:BCD error boot file missing required information

Can you restore it to factory settings ?

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I get the error message "NTLDR Missing" then "CNTL-ALT-DEL" to restart. This keeps coming up over and over. It never boots to WIN XP SP2 system. I'm using a Dell D620 Laptop. What is the best way to fix the problem? It was working fine all day yesterday at the hotel room. Upon my return home, this error came up.

A:[SOLVED] NTLDR Missing error on Boot of Laptop

Well the most common reason for that error is that your OS is trying to boot from a non-bootable source. (Could be as simple as a floppy left in the drive though ;) But what I would do is restart in safemode and try to run a disk cleanup.

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Hello,

I recently had the Kazy virus which told me a had a temporary infected file (dhgdqmvs.dll) from VirtualStore ie:

C: Users\Pam\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\temp\dhgdfqmvs.dll

I deleted the temporary file manually. Recent scans have shown that I am clean now - virus free. Instead the "dhgdfqmvs.dll" file comes up in an error message when booting up. I can't find that file anywhere online. I found one reference online to it being connected to the Kazy trojan.

How can I get rid of this pop up error message?

Thank you in advance.
 

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So today I went to use my computer when all of a sudden I got a message giving me the 3f0 error. I ran a diagnostics test and it said it could not detect the hard drive. I decided to open the pc ( p7-1234) and make all the wires were plugged in (which they were) then tried again. It didn't work so I did some research.I found a bunch of post on forums about people saying open up you secure boot configuration menu and enable legacy bios. The only problem is I don't have that option under the security tab or anywhere to be honest. Can any one tell me what to do now?

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I have Windows 7 installed on my System and I wanted to install XP on a partition. The installation is successful but whenever I choose to load XP from boot manager I get this error. I tried reinstalling but its not helping. How do I identify and differentiate between partitions and different Hard Disks? Please help !!

A:[SOLVED] XP boot error:ntoskrnl.exe is corrupt or missing

Hi please say what type of harddrive your trying to install on is it ide or sata it will help others to help you

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hi, I on my moms older laptop, I just loaded win98se as this computer doesnt go well with xp. any way after installing all of the drivers (wifi card, video, ect) when i boot there is 3 messages from dos that tell i may need reinstall some programs because of miss files (dont remember exactly) press any key to continue. it works fine past this. its just annoying. how do remove these messages. (i looked in the system.ini and win.ini and found nothing, unless im in the wrong place)

thx in advanced for any help.
 

A:Solved: missing dll files error on boot win98se

wow thanks for all the help everyone!!!!!!
i just upgraded it to windows 2000. problem solved.
 

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Hi, I'm running xp 64 bit with RAID, when I boot it says boot.ini invalid, booting from C:\Windows.

I have tried getting to the recovery console but get a stop error (0x0007B) in Windows setup as it is loading Windows.
Have tried installing the console from the CD in Windows, but it cannot write to the boot.ini file so it obviously won't help. Have also tried finding the backup, but both files are missing. There is also no boot tab in MSConfig.

Seems like I'm properly buggered unless somebody can show me how to write a boot.ini file.

Any help would be much appreciated :)

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Hi everyone

Recently I've been dual booting Vista and XP with no problems at all, my PC came with Vista installed and I used my hold harddrive which already had XP installed and confgured the boot with VistaBootPro (I might have got that name wrong).
It work fine for weeks, untill the other night XP was bringing up the error "NTLDR is missing". I had to get onto my XP partition that night, so I just popped in the XP cd and repaired it.
The next day, I tried to get onto Vista and it give me the error "NTLDR is missing".
So I logged onto my XP and started Google-ing for answers, and noticed that my hard drive with Vista installed isn't showing. But the tiny bit of partition that has been left (About 10mb) is showing as a hard drive, but it hasnt been formatted!
Anyway, I found some andswers as I was Google-ing, many saying just use the startup repair on the Vista CD, so I thought I'd try that first, and what a surprise my Vista partition wasnt showing in the repair, but it was showing in the installation!
I also tried just using the command panel on the cd, that also didn't work. Also, does anyone know why that command panel doesnt have any help options? Stupid eh.

Today I ran "bootsect" off the Vista CD, as I was curious as to what it does, now when I try to boot into Vista it says "BOOTMGR is missing".

So, anyone know how I can fix this?
Thanks
 

A:Vista Dual Boot Error - BOOTMGR is missing

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I have had my new laptop for 76 days now and it has been fine apart from not finding my headphones via bluetooth. But anyway. In the morning i got my laptop and opened it up and turned it on, as you do. Then i log in and up pops the silly youtube video i was watching the night before. 2 seconds later the whole thing crashses and 2 or 3 minutes later says its trying to do an automatic recovery. This fails about 30 minutes later and i get this error

'Your PC Needs to Be Repaired

The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

File:\WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe Error code: 0xc0000102

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.'

I have Rebooted and have been all through the various menus when you try boot it but to no help. I cant figure out whats wrong with it and nothing looks out of place or in the wrong settings.

I have nothing with windows 8 on it (CD or USB or anything) because it came pre-installed. I dont want to loose all the stuff i have on it either.
 

A:Windows 8 Boot Error "Missing Boot Files"

This matter is being dealt with here
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-8/1089602-bluetooth-annoying-error.html
 

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Hi

My mates PC wont boot up any more , it says there could be a currupt or missing file , it says its config system and says it might beable to repair the file using the install disc .
His PC is made by ADVENT and he has a System Recovery CD-ROM , would any one beable to help please ?

Chears you will be a life saver if you can

Rich
 

A:mate PC wont Boot up error message ref to a missing file

It is referring to the "system" hive in the registry.

It is a difficult problem to resolve without simply reinstalling XP or using standard recovery software.

It can be done though, if you are resouceful, persistant, and moderately experienced.

If no XP CD is available, you need to create a bootable CD with the Recovery Console on it. That can be done if you have burning software which supports .iso files -- such as Roxio or Nero.

The basic repair procedure is explained here:

http://attachments.techguy.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=62075

All command lines are one line, with appropriate spacing.

If the procedure does not succeed the first time -- you need to copy back the hive files that you backed up if you want to do a non-destructive reinstall.

A downloadable file, which can be used to create a bootable CD -- here:

http://forums.techguy.org:80/t395729&highlight=recovery+console.html

The cabinet file must be unzipped -- and the file cmdcon.iso opened on a computer which has burning software already associated with .iso files. A writable CD must be in the drive.
 

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Good morning. First of all I would like to apologise for my bad English.
Well, I've got the same problem as posted by Persey (http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/591180-isapnp-sys-missing-corrupt-error.html). I can't format my pc, an error telling "ISAPNP.sys is missing or corrupt" appears and I have to stop the trying of format the system. I could read in that post to use the sysntax "C:\WINDOWS> copy d:\isapnp.sys c:\windows\system32\drivers" but it don't say where. Must it be in the command prompt? And these syntax where do I must use them? " ren c:\windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys isapnp.old and expand cd-romdrive:\i386\isapnp.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys.
The fact is it is really too difficult to sove the problem. Another error appeared when I tryed with another cd, it was: Archive \i386\ biosinfo inf couldn't loaded. Code error 32768.
I would like a lot to have my problem solved.
Thanks a lot.
 

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