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

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

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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Hello fine folks at vista forums. I have a laptop that refuses to boot. It is running Vista and the message I get is:

\windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Windows cannot verify the digital signature of this file

When booting to F8 startup options and choosing skip driver verification, I get a message that states Windows cannot start because the NLS data is missing or corrupt.

Things I have tried:

Boot to safe mode with no luck. Machine doesn't get past first line, "config" I believe
booting to recovery DVD
startup repair from recovery DVD and from Vista install DVD
sfc /scannow
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=e:\ /offwindir=e:\windows
sfc cannot start the repair service
searching for "pending.xml" file for sfc to run (not present)
turing windows modules installer to manual for sfc to run
running chkdsk /f /r multiple times
rebuilding BCD
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
Upgrade install from DVD
Custom install from DVD (produces Windows.old, which I would like to avoid)
replacing files from install DVD such as ntkrnlpa.exe, hal.dll, etc.
loading registry hive into working system
resurrecting registry files from \windows\system32\config
system restore
loading NLS files from working Vista installation
(all files were backed up before copying files from good installation)
Please help me get this system to boot.

All data is backed up. Any help would be appreciated. I would like to avoid having to do a custom install or reinstall if possible, as I don't know how to ... Read more

A:Vista will not boot. File ntkrnlpa.exe Windows cannot verify signature

Welcome
To me it sounds like the problem is your hard drive. Try and use Ubuntu, which is normally used to save your stuff. If you cannot load Ubuntu, it is a hardware problem, probably the hard drive.
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer
After you resolve this problem, download Macrium Reflect. It is used to back up your system (get the free edition) and you would be back in business, just as things were before any new problem

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Hey gang, Im new here. I'm at my whits end trying to figure this out. Never happened before. Im trying to install windows 8.1 64bit on a formatted hard drive that previously had windows 7. I put the windows 8 image on a usb stick to facilate things, but it's a no go. The set up just loops over and over. So I take out the pen drive and that's when the error comes up. I've been trying to get this going for hours now. arghhh..

Im back on windows 7 for now. Should I try just putting the image on a regular disk?

thanks for any feeback. ^-^

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I have my machine setup with the boot loader, although I only have Windows 7 installed. In the boot loader I have an entry for Windows Memory Diagnostic as a tool.

Although I am able to boot into Windows 7 without any problem, if I select Windows Memory Diagnostic, I receive the error: "Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file."

Error code: 0xc0000428

File: \boot\memtest.exe

I once used a Windows 7 recovery disk to recover from an error [required device is inaccessible]. Although my booting issue was repaired, I suspect that the digital signature for this memtest.exe may have been corrupted... I'm not sure when this happened since I do not use the Memory Diagnostic regularly.

I do not think my C:\ drive is failing as it passes CHKDSK and the SMART characteristics are all perfect.

Therefore, I'd like to know how I can correct the digital signature problem for the memtest file. My system is functional as-is, but it would be nice to be able to use the Memory Diagnostic at boot.

Thanks for any help!

A:Memtest: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file

Welcome to our forum Gumby.

This might help and can't hurt. Please read completely and give it a try.

By Brink:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hello all! I got this message after installing Windows 7 on a separate hard drive to dual-boot 2 instances of Windows 7:

"Windows Boot Manager
A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.
If you have a Windows installation disc, insert the disc and restart your computer. Click "Repair your computer," and then choose a recovery tool.
Otherwise, to start windows so you can investigate further, press the ENTER key to display the boot menu, press F8 for Advanced Boot Options, and select last known good. If you understand why the digital signature cannot be verified and want to start Windows without this file, temporarily disable driver signature enforcement.

status: 0xc0000428

Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file."

I get this message when trying to boot into my original install of Win 7. When my computer starts up it shows the Windows Boot Manager with two instances of win 7. The first takes me to the clean install on my seagate 1.5TB hdd whereas the other is my original on a WD caviar black 1TB. However I get the error message when trying to boot into my original HDD. I have tried booting with only the 1TB HDD connected but it still shows two instances of Win 7 and i get the same error. I've tried using system repair from the installation disk but it says that the version of system repair isn't compatible with ... Read more

A:0xc0000428 Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

If you want to install windows in two different HDDs, remove one and install on the other one.

Same for Startup repair. If you want to startup repair on one, remove the other HDD and run startup repair.

Otherwise, there is a fair chance that the bootloader will be messed up.

Now what you should do.

Remove the Seagate HDD. Boot into Seageat one. What do you find there? The WD one is not booting up? Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

When the Original one is fixed, let us know. We will concentrate on the other installation.

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Hey, my comp all of a sudden reboots and the message i get is that windows failed to start because it cant verify the digital signature of CI.dll.

Status: 0xc0000428

I do not have the installation disc. It is a dual booted computer with two identical windows 7 x64. I use dual boot to keep my Music Creation separated from my internet and gaming OS.

I will be very grateful if you any helpful tips, if i cant get it to work all of my music will be gone and that would devastate me.

A:Windows cant verify the digital signature of Ci.dll Wont boot

can you boot in Safe Mode ?
A secure file check sounds in order here.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

It would really be in your best interest to obtain a windows dvd.
If you have valid keys you can download a disc image straight from amazon and use it. (just make sure you choose the right version)
Download Windows 7 ISO

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Hello,

A Dell laptop hand-me-down fails to boot. Windows XP was upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. OS disc(s) are not available. I tried using a Windows 7 Upgrade 32bit DVD boot disc to attempt a system repair. Now, the winload.exe seems to lack a digital signature. Is there a way to make this laptop boot again?

------------------------------------------------------------------------
I first started with:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
Repair your computer

Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
I ran this article:
Use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
c:
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Now, I have:
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thank you for any help!

A:Windows Fails to Load, cannot verify the digital signature for file

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

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No F8 boot menu and "Windows 8 cannot verify the digital signature for winload.exe"

Trying to test win 8 enterprise on a dual boot system with win 7.

Win 7 is on OCZ revodrive PCI SSD, win8 is on a HDD. I get the above error while booting to win8. I can not get to the F8 boot menu to select booting without signatures. win8 boot/install disc repair option does not have 'advanced options' to reboot to safemode boot menu.

Suggestions?

Thanks

A:No F8 boot menu and "Windows 8 cannot verify the digital signature for

Did you manage to complete the win8 installation, or is this a reboot as part of installation process?

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Help! Cannot use USB keyboard or mouse due to Code 52 error
'Windows cannot verify digital signature for USB drivers'
Have updated drivers
Have uninstalled and reinstalled drivers from Intel
Have reinstalled drivers from MSI motherboard driver DVD
Have tried manually disabling "digital driver enforcement" during boot
Have also tried to bypass unsigned driver with DSOE Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider 1.3b
All with no luck
A little help here?

A:Code 52 error- Windows cannot verify digital signature for USB drivers

A little help here??

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Hi,
I went out and left my pc on, came back hours later and wiggled the mouse to get the pc to come on, nothing happened so i pressed some keys, may of restarted pc, pc boots as normal but a screen comes up saying choose and operating system to start, or press tab to select a tool. i then click on windows 7 home premium ( says recovered in brackets). i then get a long message with status: 0xc0000428, windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. Cant get out of this screen, what can i do to solve the problem and get my pc back to normal?

A:"windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file" 0xc0000428

This is a great tutorial to follow, it has a lot of good information and steps to help you get booted up. If you have any additional questions on the tutorial please ask. And don't feel overwhelmed, we are here to help!

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hello,

I am using a new surface (Christmas gift) and trying to install windows messenger and i receive the following "windows cannot verify the digital signature"

I tried looking for updates several times but comes back system is up to date.

any suggestions?

A:windows 8 cannot verify the digital signature

when you are speaking of windows messenger, can you be a little more clear? are you referring to live messenger? the default messenger (which should've already been installed)?

note that the Surface RT device runs Windows RT which is the operating system for ARM processors. It cannot run Windows 8 software which runs on x86/x64 processors. The software you can use with the Surface RT is any application that's available in the Windows Store and the ones already installed on the device like Microsoft Office 2013.

Since Windows RT cannot run x86/x64 software, you can't download Windows 8 software (or any older traditional Windows 7 or earlier software) through a web browser and install. You are restricted to Windows Store as well as some sideloading options.

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My pc randomly shut down and will not reboot. My error code is 0xc0000428 I burnt vista start up disk on a blank cd and tried to boot from last known good configuration. I get the message stating that it was complete but I keep getting the same error and message. Any other options I have or do I have to restore vista and if so how do I go about doing that? Thanks...

A:Windows cannot verify the digital signature

In the boot options, select "disable driver signature certification enforcement". Does that work?

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My pc randomly shut down and will not reboot. My error code is 0xc0000428 I burnt vista start up disk on a blank cd and tried to boot from last known good configuration. I get the message stating that it was complete but I keep getting the same error and message. Any other options I have or do I have to restore vista and if so how do I go about doing that? Thanks...
 

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My pc randomly shuts down and will not reboot. My error code is 0xc0000428 I burnt vista start up disk on a blank cd and tried to boot from last known good configuration. I get the message stating that it was complete but I keep getting the same error and message. Any other options I have or do I have to restore vista and if so how do I go about doing that? Thanks...

A:Open Question: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this fi

Hi.

Post your problem in the sevenforums "sister" Vista Forums and we will help you there.

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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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Good day everyone!

I recently noticed that my graphics for Fallout 3 are quite choppy and particle effects are pixelated, so I went and checked for new drivers for my ATI radeon 5570. I downloaded the auto detect driver utility on AMD's website and downloaded the appropriate package for my Windows. I follow their installation guide to upgrade from older drivers and launch the "Express install" option.

My problems starts here, I get a 50/50 chance that, while installing the display driver, the screen goes black and flash a couple of times followed by a BSOD (I don't have the details it disappear too fast ). The other half is that the drivers will go past the screen going black and flashing, but the display is set to 800 x 600 (the basic resolution). I restart the computer only to find that I cannot ajust the display past 1024 x 768 on my 1920 x 1080 supporting monitor. Going inside the driver manager -> displays, reveal that my 5570 is not working (the exclamation mark icon is visible) and that "windows cannot verify digital signature[...] Error code 52"

I've searched all over the internet for people with a similar problem but found nothing to help me. If anything, I've found that other windows machine with seven are able to install this particular driver without a code 52. For now i've rolled back to the old settings that worked before.

Can anyone assist? I'm running out of ideas.

Cheers!

A:Problem installing AMD driver. Windows cannot verify digital signature

Download the catalyst software suite save it to your desktop then uninstall the current driver from control panel restart and install the new driver if a problem is still happening post back with the results.
AMD Catalyst

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I've installed Win 7 on my Laptop. But when I launch (without booting from Bootable USB), it gives me an error:
File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

The problem is when I boot from my Bootable USB it acts normal. Like nothing is wrong. It's just normal Windows 7 like I'm used to.

I searched on other topics but it seems that everyone issue is fixed by using the bootrec using the bootable DVD. Although I can't access that since I'm using an USB AND when I boot using my USB it's acting normal.

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I hope someone can help me - or refer me somewhere for the problem I'm having this weekend. My problem is w/QuickBooks Pro 2006 version. QB Technical support isn't available until Monday morning, and I need help now.

I have a Compaq Presario 6350 computer, XP sp2, I use AVG and Ad-Aware. I have lots of memory and I'm still on dial up.

Here's my story: I was having problems w/other issues on my computer a few days ago. A friend of mine determined I needed to do a reinstall and data restore. He did back everything up to disk.

I thought everything was working perfectly and he'd really helped me out, BUT - when I tried to do payroll in QB, a message popped up saying I had to do payroll update first. It appeared to be working fine, but it was taking forever, so I knew something was wrong. Then, I got the dreaded message -- Error 15222. "The payroll update did not complete successfully. QuickBooks could not verify the digital signature within the update file."

I called my friend and he told me to insert the Backup of "important data" and look for the file I need. However, I have no idea which file I need. I did go to QB support website and followed the instructions as listed. I went to "add & remove" and followed the prompts and did a repair through there. The message stated my repair was successful. I did a reboot and thought I would be able to successfully update my payroll. But - still no luck.

I also downloaded a... Read more

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I hope someone can help me - or refer me somewhere for the problem I'm having this weekend. My problem is w/QuickBooks Pro 2006 version. QB Technical support isn't available until Monday morning, and I need help now. (My problem started on Friday A.M.)

I have a Compaq Presario 6350 computer, XP sp2, I use AVG and Ad-Aware. I have lots of memory and I'm still on dial up.

Here's my story: I was having problems w/other issues on my computer a few days ago. A friend of mine (he's a professional tech) determined I needed to do a reinstall and data restore. He did back everything up to disk.

I thought everything was working perfectly and he'd really helped me out, BUT - when I tried to do payroll in QB, a message popped up saying I had to do payroll update first. It appeared to be working fine, but it was taking forever, so I knew something was wrong. Then, I got the dreaded message -- Error 15222. "The payroll update did not complete successfully. QuickBooks could not verify the digital signature within the update file."

Can someone tell me where to go in my computer - so I can get the setting back like it was. I didn't have the problem before, so I feel like a setting has been changed. Or - my friend maybe did not re-install a needed file. If I knew which file is needed, I could access it from the backup disk he made for me.

I called my friend and he told me to insert the Backup of "important data" and look for the file... Read more

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I've recently ran the upgrade for the Windows 7 RC from vista business. Now all of the sudden I cannot run many of my programs (especially those that need UAC) because Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

(X)
Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.

[OK]

This happens with Explorer.EXE when I try to right click on Computer->Manage. It happens with OptionalFeatures.exe when I try to Enable/Disable Windows features from the Control Panel.

I had the Norton Labs UAC installed on Vista. Perhaps that's the problem? Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Explorer.EXE - Cannot verify digital signature

yep norton third party app must be the prob try uninstalling it :O

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Hi everyone,

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

I have BSOD
Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired.

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

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

ESC for UEFI firmware setting.

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

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

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

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

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

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

   Information

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




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







Originally Posted by Lenovo


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



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

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Hi
My system is running Win 7 Professional 32 bit with 4gig RAM
I am experiencing a problem installing a piece of software - Laplink PC Mover - I need to migrate to my new machine.
The installer starts and the grinds to a halt with the error message:
"Error 1310. Error writing to file: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Laplink PCMover Professional\Visit Laplink.com.url. Verify that you have access to that directory"
I understand from Laplink Tech Support that this is a generic Windows Installer problem, and searching the web it seems to crop up a lot.
I have done a lot of searching, including this site.
I have tried the solutions I have found so far:

Run as Administrator [my user profile has administrator rights but I tried that anyway]Run from the Administrator user accountInstall in Safe Mode - Windows tells me the installer is not available in safe mode!!!Un-registering and re-registering the installer via msiexecUsing the SubInACL tool to repair file and registry permissions
After all of this, I get the same result - the installer halts with the same message.
Can anybody help? I am desperate to avoid two days solid re-installing all my expensive software, finding product keys etc.

A:Error 1310. Error writing to file....Verify that you have access to that directory

Thanks
I had tried a clean boot [disabling all non-MS services] but had the same problem.
In the end, I contacted Microsoft support who took remote control of the PC and reset permissions etc with "Repair Windows" from tweaking.com. Whole process took a few hours.
Cost me £65, but worth it to save my remaining hair!
Software then installed okay.

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Hello forum!

I am somewhat lacking in computer skills, any help would be dearly appreciated!

Windows suggested I update my graphics driver, I let AMD autodetect and install but blue screen of death ensued. Now, I have a charming black frame (dead space) around my screen and the colors are f:d up. In Device Manager it reads that the digital signature can't be identified (code 52) for my graphics card.

What the h happened? And why is my computer looking the ugly way it does? How do I fix it? Sorry if I left something out, I am really tired right now.

Also, I can't open the Catalyst Control Center, the hourglass shows up for half a second then disappears and nothing else happens (wtf on top of everything?)

A:ATI Radeon 5770 Update, resulting BSD, code 52 can't verify signature

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Manuf. Dell Inc.
Mod: Studio XPS 8100
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU [email protected] (8 CPUs). ?2.8GHz)
Memory: 8192MB RAM

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Error 1310. Error writing to file c:\config.msi... verify that you have access to that directory.

A:Error 1310. Error writing to file c:\config.msi... verify

What you do when something like that pops up, like during an installer, is you Take Ownership of the folder or file - then click the box in the installer to try again.

You don't want to take ownership of all of C: though, so what you can do is place a dummy text file there, then rename it exactly as the problem file that can not be written. Take ownership of the dummy file (just for good measure). Now, the installer can overwrite it.

8 is a little different security-wise than previous operating systems, notably at root of drives like your example.

Adobe is famous for this issue when updating stuff like Reader, even on 7 and below.

You'll sometimes see similar errors pop up in other ways when trying to run software, like access violation, or 0x00000005. Sometimes, it's just a permission issue with some data it wants to access, crashing the software.

There are other advanced ways to give yourself (your Windows account) similar admin powers like 7 and below, using group policy editor.

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Hi

I had a few issues of late so I completed a sfc /scannow which showed a couple of errors. I am not sure
if they are a problem or not so any assistance would be welcomed. Extracy of CBS log file which sows the
error.

Elia

A:SFC / SCANNOW Error Cannot verify file.

Hi Elia,
its only reporting them as info Not real errors, it would state error as opposed to info.

You could run the following as a second check, might take a while thou
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...ehLN7FZZJ8Yz8Q

Depends on your issues you didnt say what they were.

Roy

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Hi

I had a few issues of late so I completed a sfc /scannow which showed a couple of errors. I am not sure
if they are a problem or not so any assistance would be welcomed. Extracy of CBS log file which sows the
error.

Elia

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Hi All,
 
I have read most of the messages related to this. Unfortunately ASUS doesn't ship with a Vista disk and the Recovery DVD doesn't boot.
 
Details shown are
 
File:   \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info:  "an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"
 
Operating medium - Windows Vista
 
Any suggestions, Pls? I may have to return to Techs who MAY have a Vista disk.
 
Cheers

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

Hi Wawny,
 
Thank you for the post.
 
The error message usually indicates that the boot sector is damaged or missing.
 
We can try to use the following methods to troubleshoot the issue. However, performing the following steps requires a Windows Vista installation disk. If you do not have a disk, please contact your computer manufacturer or Microsoft Customer Service or to obtain one.
 
Microsoft Customer Service: (800) 426-9400, available Monday through Friday, from 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Pacific Time.
 
Note: Microsoft Customer Service mainly handles issues regarding replacement manuals, disks, drivers and service packs, product IDs, lost CD keys, product orders, policies related to copying software on additional computers, licensing, and product registration.
 
Method 1: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
============================================
1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ?". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next. 
4. Click Repair your computer. 
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next. 
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.
7. Click the operating system that you want to repai... Read more

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Hi 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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I used a program to delete a few files and now they are stuck on my hard drive in the folder. I get the message " this is no longer in >>>>>>>>>> verify the location and try again. I use windows 7

Please tell me what to do I do not want these file/names on my computer.

A:Please help I can not delete file names/verify location error

Hello Yiffymaw, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the computer may be able to get rid of this ghost file.

If not, then you might see if the free program Unlocker may be able to allow you to delete/remove it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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whenever i try to right click any file, i always encounter this error:

Error signature
App name: Explorer.exe
Mod Ver: 5.1.2600.6055
App Ver: 6.1.2900.5512
Offset: 00036822
Mod Name: NTDLL.DLL

this is so annoying, i cannot copy files because explorer always closes itself. Need help here.
 

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Hi,
I have the specs below, i modified the TCP/IP driver file to allow for more connections. The problem is that it causes an error on Windows boot. I have to press F8, then choose 'Disable Driver Signature verification', or something similar, to get Windows to boot successfully.

Is there a way to permanently disable that verification, instead of having to press F8 everytime i boot to choose that option.

Thanks.

Specs:
CPU: Intel Pentium D 925
RAM: Spectek 2048MB, DDR2-533
MB: Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G, Intel 945P
GFX: Chaintech nVidia 8800GT 512MB
HDD: WD 160GB, SATA2
Sound: Realtek ALC882 7.1-Ch HD
Monitor: IBM 21" P202
OS & DSL: Windows Vista - Ultimate, ADSL 256/64Kb/s Connection
PSU: Task International 450 Watt (12v/26A)

A:Driver Signature on boot error!

Hello os008

my good friend jcgriff2 altered me to a certain peice of software that allows you to do exactly that

Downloaded Autoruns double clicked file, once opened then opened the Boot Execute and unchecked autocheck .....(Whatever the drive maybe that it checks) then rebooted ofcourse




Regards




Craig

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry (0xc0000098)

Trying to fix my aunts laptop (Toshiba satellite/windows 7). Tried a recovery disc, which was painfully slow but no joy.
Here is screenshot of boot:
http://oi46.tinypic.com/2ut3kmb.jpg

Partition check with 'partition wizard':
http://oi46.tinypic.com/2z6tv92.jpg

I was able to explore the "system reserved" partition, which shows boot folder etc:
http://oi50.tinypic.com/34fdw79.jpg

When I explored the larger partition it only showed "(Disk 1 Partition 2)
http://oi45.tinypic.com/11iif5g.jpg

I did the diskpart thing in command prompt:
vol 0= E dvd rom
vol 1= C 100mb partition (active)
vol 2= D 232gb partition

Any advice on what to do to try fix this missing OS.
Thank you.

A:windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry

If you ran Factory Recovery it apparently failed. Had you asked first we could have helped you work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot. Now there is likely nothing to repair, although you can try Startup Repair after marking Win7 or its boot partition Active.

What I would do now is get and maintain a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 . Everything needed is in the blue link.

If it fails to install, reset BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. If that fails try IDE mode.

If install still fails try wiping the HD from the installer's Command Line using Diskpart Clean Command

Report back results as there will be more steps if necessary.

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Hi, had a few problems dual booting and managed to get every thing fine. Installed easyBCD and clicked install to the wrong partitionNow when i boot after the bios it appears "windows failed to start, a recent hardware change might be the problem." Offers solutions to boot from CD which i have but wont boot. Will just appear the same screen.file:\boot\bcdinfo the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OSDell inspiron 1720

A:info the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS

Resolved. Managed to get cd to boot.

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Not sure if this is the correct forum, please forgive me if I've posted it in the wrong forum.

Hi folks I?m a newbie to the forum and would really require some assistance, I?ve owned PC?s for a considerable time and I am pretty flummoxed with a problem I?ve encountered. I haven?t a clue how this occurred and for the life of me cannot seem to recover my PC. I have used various approaches on your forum to hopefully correct this issue but to no avail.

When booting from disk I get the message the file
File: \Boot\BCD Status 0XC0000098
Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS Entry

I used the helpful guide ?How to Fix Windows When it fails to Boot? on this form and ran the following: Initially running system repair

The computer scans itself during this phase and looks for windows installations it returns the message no windows installations found. When I view the Diagnose and repair details I get the following:

No OS files found on disk
Repair Action: Partition table repair
Result: Failed error code 0X490

I have ran the repair process 3 times and booted between each repair

I progress beyond this and run the following:

Bootrec.exe /Fixmbr runs successfully
Bootrec.exe /Fixboot runs successfully
Bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD runs and returns successfully scanned windows installations
total identified windows installations: 0 completed successfully

My Laptop is a 4 year old ACER 8390G running Windows 7, it has a Hitachi 500Gb hard drive and the p... Read more

A:Windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid OS entry

Hi jdoherty, Welcome to forums.

Check out this link. FIX boot error.

Hope this helps.

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My computer went to blue screen with the following message
Error signature

BCCode : 100000d1 BCP1 : 00000001 BCP2 : 000000FF BCP3 : 00000001
BCP4 : 0013FB1E OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_1

C:\DOCUME~1\shelly\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERa13f.dir00\Mini110309-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\shelly\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERa13f.dir00\sysdata.xml

Any virus software makes the computer reboot at different points of the removal.

I was running Advanced system care and then got a black screen with

previous attempts to start the computer have failed at checkpoint PNP4

Is this malware? Can I test my motherboard, or anything else?
I have swapped out my simms cards thinking one is bad, but computer still reboots, so I put them back in.
The computer is running at below 60c after running speedfan.
Any help would be great.
Jaypegg
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:31:48 PM, on 11/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:Error signature and now must boot in safe mode.

Hello I am moving this from "Am I Infected" to XP and will leave the partial HJT log in case some one can use that info. Do not post a Full HJT log.
I feel this is a RAM or Driver issue.

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Hey guys,

Im pritty newb into this kinda things, so i will try to explain my problem as clear as possible.
Everytime i open a video file i get some error windows like "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" and "Meda Player Classic has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience". This last error window has a error report : Error signature AppName: mplayerc.exe AppVer: 6.4.9.1 ModName: unknown ModVer: 0.0.0.0 Offset 00000000. I havent had this kind off problem before, and am asking what to do to fix this.

Thanks too you all for trying to fix my problem,

Feng Wu
 

A:Opening Video File resulting into a signature error.

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I'm trying to update my BIOS, but I keep getting an update error when it enters the UEFI update sequence. Specifically, "Unable to open BIOS signature file". Both updating through HP Support Assistant or directly downloading through the HP website result in this error. HP Support Assistant information:HP Support Assistant: 8.2.8.25Patch: 8.2.9.0Framework: 12.4.18.7Configuration files: 8.0.6213.1716 Current Processor/BIOS information:Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2592 MHz, 2 Cores, 4 Logical ProcessorsBIOS Version/Date: American Megatrends Inc. F.2C, 2015/10/20SMBIOS Version: 2.8HP Support Assistant tries to update with this BIOS file:sp74985 for F.32AP1Direct download from site gives me this BIOS file:sp75959 for F.32 Rev.A (Jun 26, 2016)Both result in:"Unable to open BIOS signature file" upon entering the UEFI update after booting. Any help or insight would be appreciated.Thanks! Just in case it's relevant:My antivirus is Spybot Search & Destroy 2, and I have set up Windows' default paths for 'My Documents' 'My Pictures' and similar common folders to be placed in folders under my Box account for cloud storage.

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Come on Techspotters you have yet to let me down.
Ive been able to help a few xp systems come back to life in the past but never dealt with Vista.
I've read quite a few posts on dmi pool data but most seem to be new builds so I'm not sure if any of the fixes mentioned there would be helpful in this situation.
This system belongs to a friend of mine so I don;t really have any history on the way its been acting up to this point.
The system is an ACER Aspire M1100 with an AMD Athlon 64x2 running Vista
320 gb SATA HDD
4 gig RAM

The computer was bought new but he says there were no disks included.

When I first boot the system the Acer screen comes up with options to press [del] for setup and [F12] for boot menu and both are accessable.

If you allow it to go past that screen it shows a black screen (like dos mode)
The very first time I booted it it showed
...... Verifying DMI pool DATA...... update success
Every other time afterwards it only shows
......verifying DMI POOL DATA .....
thats it! The cursor returns to the next line but it won't allow you to type any commands.

I'm kind of at a loss as to how to approach this issue so any advice would be greatly appreciated
 

A:Windows Vista won't boot past verifying DMI pool Data

This is right after the IDE/Sata devices are detected... but the before the OS begins to load. You will need to get a Vista install DVD and boot from it, to repair the startup problem when the option is presented. The Vista boot loader has been corrupted
 

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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

2 HP techs s... Read more

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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Yesterday, I installed the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and now my notebook won't boot. It gives me this:
Booting 'Windows Vista'

acpi
[activation "crack" reference removed by mod]

Done!
fallback 1
find --set-root /bootmgr

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'

fallback 2
find --set-root /ntldr

Error 17: File not found
Booting 'Enter Command Line'

Boot failed! Press any key to enter command line.

I also updated the Nvidia driver and installed Orca and Bluestacks Android Emulator yesterday, if that helps.

I have a Compaq Presario notebook, and Vista Home Premium. My notebook had 2 partitions, C:/ and D:/. C: was for Windows and other programs and D: was for games, videos, and pics.
How big did I screw it up?
 

A:Solved: Can't boot Vista - Error 17: File not found

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Windows Vista Aol 9.0 and I would like to know how to set up an email signature. There is a button for settings but I don't see the signature option? Help

A:Email-Signature Aol 9.0 Windows Vista

Welcome
Does not look too hard
How do I manage my email signature in the AOL software? - AOL Help

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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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Yeah I went and did something stupid. -.- I had a dual boot of Vista/Ubuntu and I deleted the Ubuntu partition in vista and rebooted the comp before correcting the Boot menu. So now when I re-start I get this:

Loading GRUB stage 1.5

Loading...
Error 22
_

I have run just about every test I know of. I'm running a Vista home on a Dell XPS 410.
I've already ran chkdsk, all of Dell's utilities, Windows Vista Startup Repair, etc.
Can someone help please?

EDIT: Would fdisk /mbr correct my problem?

Okay now I understand what the problem is. The GRUB is looking for a partition that is not there, and the binary isn't matching up. I'm at work right now so I have no way to test to fix it. I just want to make sure I know how before I head home.

Options:
fdisk /mbr
FIXBOOT
FIXMBR

I think bootrec.exe /fixmbr and /fixboot will correct my issue. I would like to run it by you guys first.
 

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I installed Windows 7 on a partitioned harddrive with vista on the other half.

After the installation i have my boot menu with:
Windows 7
Windows Vista

Windows vista still works but when i try and load windows 7 i get a boot error message:

FILE \windows\system32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc0000428

info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.


I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling a number of times, trying the 32 and 64 bit version, and setting the partition to active... with zero results. Ive been googling my problem for days and haven't found a single thing that has been useful. Please help me out if you have heard of this problem happening or have any idea why it is happening.
Please get back to me.

Cheers
the funk

A:dual boot windows 7 and vista boot error winload.exe

try to check the Windows 7 partition for bad sectors (using checkdisk).

if that doesn't help, maybe you will need to rebuild the BCD. Use the bootrec command.

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista/7

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I am trying to dual boot with 2 different hard drives and 2 different systems. One is Vista x64 and the other is Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. After installing the hard drive with Windows 7 which came from a different computer, I used EasyBCD to configure the boot order. Windows vista still works, but when I want to switch to Windows 7 I get:

FILE \windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc0000428
info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

After some search I have found this old thread from this same forum. Here is the link: dual boot windows 7 and vista boot error winload.exe

The Op seems to have similar problem as me. I just don't get all the follow up instructions in the thread dealing with bootrec since I haven't encountered it before (I think...). Any thoughts?

A:Dual boot windows vista and windows 7 boot error winload.exe

The best way to Dual Boot OS's on separate HD's is to set the preferred OS HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, then when needed trigger the other using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

If this is not desireable, then set Win7 HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, install easyBCD to Win7 to add XP.

Before doing this delete any EasyBCD listing for the other HD you've already made in Edit OS Menu tab.

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I posted in the Security Center for help removing a virus. The thread is located here

THe person helping said that
Quote:




from your ComboFix logs, we can see that loads of Windows files fail signature check




.

Attach.txt

Quote:




5/17/2010 8:25:08 PM, error: Ntfs [55] - The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume C:.




So my problem is the Windows File failing digital signature verification, with the suspect cause of corrupted system structure.

Help me please! I guess it has something to do with the Service Pack 3 Update.

A:Windows File failing digital signature verification

Have you performed a chkdsk on volume c:? If not, follow these instructions

Place your windows cd in the cd rom and boot to it. (You may need to change the boot sequence in the BIOS.)

1. Boot off of a Windows XP CD. Press R to get to the recovery console.

2. Press 1 to log onto Windows then press Enter. You will need the administrative password to get into to command prompt. If the administrator password was blank press enter.

3. Type: chkdsk /r

4. When the disk check is done type: Exit

5. Take the Windows XP CD out. Windows should start normally.

Please post your findings

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Hi, I'm new to this so please bear with me. My computer suddenly started hanging at verify dmi poo data and would not allow me to boot up. If I go into what I think is the BIOS setup??? and change my setting so that my recognition for the hard drive is manual and Not auto the computer will boot up, however, it will only recognize my old C drive. I installed a new hard drive approx. 8 months or more ago. And until recently it has been working fine. I don't want to lose all the info on the new drive. Please help My computer was buit for me by a friend approx. 10yrs ago with Intel Celeron processor 501 mhz 320 mb ram, I run win xp home edition, the new hard drive is seagate 200gb ultra ata/100.

Thanks for your help.

A:hangs @ verify dmi pool data

Hello trial&error and Welcome to TSF.
Since this is a pretty old system I would try the following solution
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-623...ssageID=714933.

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so w7 lite installation. problem. redx on speakers. copied the high definition audio drivers from another pc and i managed to load the drivers and it works i have audio. but only pressing f8 at boot disabling signature enforcement. with regular boot i get this no mater the driver, realtek n microsoft.

A:Audio device not recognized-Error: Windows cannot verify

non of this methods work, except f8
5 Methods to Load Unsigned Drivers in Windows 7, 8 and Vista 64-bit (x64) • Raymond.CC - Page 2

same problem as this guy

No sound from Realtek HD Audio device - Microsoft Community

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Windows 8, "File: \BCD Error Code: 0xc0000034"


Good Day Everyone,

Trying to resolve this error:



I have a Window 8 recovery USB and a Windows 8.1 recovery USB both from another laptop...

Mine are 32 bit machines, if the laptop i am working on is 64 bit will it boot on my USB recovery that is from a 32 bit machine? My buddy doesn't know if this troubled laptop is 32 or 64 bit

When I use the recovery usb and try a refresh or a comlete format it comes back telling me the drive is locked and stops in its tracks.

Also from a the dos command window (from the recover usb advanced option section) i have tried the following with NO success...

Bootrec /fixmbr - successful but didn't help
Bootrec Fixboot - successful but didn't help
Bootrec - RebuildBCD - Goes off searching, comes back with 1> C:windows, I type Y to add it but it comes back with an error "The requested system device can not be found"

I also tried BCDboot c:\windows\ /s c: /l en-us - said it was successful but still didnt fix the boot problem.

So i am not sure if I am running into a 32 bit vs 64 bit issue or if i need to find a way to unlock my drive so the refresh will work?? Or...?????

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!!

This is on an Acer Aspire V3-551

Regards,
Darren Vaillant

A:Windows 8 -Boot Error -> File: \BCD Error code: 0xc0000034

Anyone???

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I often get an "error signature" message when running a couple of Games (especially Championship Manager) and the application is terminated. I used to have not digitally signatured driver for my PROLINK PCX 5750 but even after installing a digitally signatured one I still get these error messages.
The strange thing is that in my old PC (WP SP1, AMD 1800+,256 RAM, GForce 2MX) I had not problems at all when running exactly the same applications! (Now I have a P4 3.0 530, 512 DDR2, PROLINK GF PCX 5750)

Any good ideas?

Cheers
 

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Hi, i was able to create a signature file but it works only for new emails and not for responses. Using a text (instead of file) signature worked for both new emails and for responses. Does anyone know if signature file can be used for responses ?

A:Windows Live Mail - trouble w/signature file in email response

Hi Knedlice, welcome to Seven Forums.
You can make as many 'Signatures' on this page as you want but only one will be settable as default.

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Can someone verify whether the two files both for 32 bit version of Vista shown here contain a digital signature check (tab) ? If the files do not then could someone post the MD5 and SHA1 values for each of these two files ?

Thanks

Victor

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=30
Windows6.0-KB936330-X86-wave0.exe
MD5:0483ccf31a98aaeb2920de098a707e74

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=16468
Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.exe
MD5:c9394fd32db15619328af4ff0315750a

A:Does Windows Vista Service Pack SP1&SP2 Have a Digital Signature Check

Here is what I got:

c:\downloads>md5sum.exe Windows6.0-KB936330-X86-wave0.exe
e230f3dcd78e462dbf1dd538fc70ff2a *Windows6.0-KB936330-X86-wave0.exe

c:\downloads>md5sum.exe Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.exe
c9394fd32db15619328af4ff0315750a *Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.exe

c:\downloads>

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Computer rebooted (3 times so far in 3 month) on it's own and the following message popped up:
"Microsoft Windows Error signature
BCCode:1000008e BCP1:C0000005 BCP2:A6C412B7 BCP3:A602393C
BCP400000000 OSVer:5_1_2600 SP:2_0 Product:256_1" (without the quotes).

The first time it happened while I was using Roxio manipulating pictures,
the second time when searching the web
the third time while listening to a CD (Roxio) and playing Solitaire.

I'm running SONY VAIO Windows Media Center Edition
3 GHz, 1Gb RAM (at that time NIS) now NSW,AdAware, SabotSpybot S&D, Spyware
Guard, Spyware Blaster, Win Patrol.

I searched all over the the web, but so far nothing came up to explain what
causes this error.

If any of you knows the answer to this, please let me know. All suggestions will be followed up. Thank you very much, Richard.
 

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Programs Used Right Before Restart/Shut-Down: Google Chrome: v.14.0.835.202 m; Mozilla Firefox: v.7.0.1; Skype: v.5.5.0.124

Error Signature (10/24/11): BCCode : 100000d1 BCP1 : 79ADAFD8 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : 77D0310F OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_1

Previous Error Signatures (1/02/11, 2/13/11): BCCode : 100000d1 BCP1 : 79ADAFD8 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : 77D0310F OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_1

BCCode : 100000d1 BCP1 : 3D979667 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000008
BCP4 : 3D979667 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_1

Tech Support Guy System Info: Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 26763 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D102GGC2, AAD70214-201, BTGC63800464
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

More Information: If you need any more information I'd be happy to find it the best I can. Any help will be taken into consideration and is appreciated.

-Amosis
 

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Hi all,I am new to the community and this is my first post so excuse me for any mistakes.But lets move to the problem,Today morning i had an error signature to my pc twice.I searched all over the web for this error signature but nothing usefull till i found at this forum a similar error but with different parametre4.Both times my pc restarted and with the same error signature.So my error signature was Error code 100000d1, parameter1 00000000, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 859438ea.Checked it from the Event Viewer.I am running Windows XP professional Version 2002 SP2,Pentium4 3.2Ghz 1GB RAMMy first thought was that my pc might tried automaticaly install SP3 which i hesitate a lot to install till i hear from some friends that it is ok.Thank u in advance for your help.Forgot to say that first i get an 1 second blue screen and then the pc restartsEdit : Third time

A:Error signature Windows XP professional

Anyone?

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hi all trying to fix a computer problem, keep getting this error message all the time
"microsoft windows signature error"
under detail "docume~1\user\locals~1temp\wer8a0a.dir00\mini071209-02.bmp
docume~1\user\locals1temp\wer8a0a.dir00\sysdata.xml

keeps coming up over and over;
had problems with windows update for net framework 1.1 hotfix kb928366 but finally got it to download and install, think this stopped my computer from crashing all the time(shutting down)

but still have many errors in event viewer here are some of the event id#
1000,1003,10010 and 4

note to sure what programs are causing the error

need some expert help here, trying not to reformat my h/drive

thanks in advance

A:microsoft windows signature error

How
to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP
To help troubleshoot error messages or other
issues when you cannot determine the cause of
the issue, disable common startup programs,
settings, and drivers to eliminate possible
software conflicts when you start Microsoft
Windows XP. This procedure is known as
"clean booting."

To find out what each Startup(or Process) item
does or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Taskl...s/tasklist.htm

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I upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I can't get Windows Defender to start because of an error message. It says Windows can't verify the digital signature.

A:Windows digital signature error

I'd uninstall it and reinstall it fresh for windows 10. This should fix it.

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Hi guys. a couple days ago, i was just surfing the net and listening to music when suddenly my computer froze and restarted. when it restarted, it came up with a pop up saying microsfot has recovered from a serious error constantly and this is what the error report said.

Microsoft Windows Error signature
BCCode:100000d1 BCP1:F696CF18 BCP2:00000002 BCP3:00000000
BCP4:F691AD90 OSVer:5_1_2600 SP:3_0 Product:256_1

my computer sometimes freezes due to to my wifi adaptor. but its never done this...the card isn't working any more either

any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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Computer rebooted (3 times so far in 3 month) on it's own and the following message popped up:
"Microsoft Windows Error signature
BCCode:1000008e BCP1:C0000005 BCP2:A6C412B7 BCP3:A602393C
BCP400000000 OSVer:5_1_2600 SP:2_0 Product:256_1" (without the quotes).

The first time it happened while I was using Roxio manipulating pictures,
the second time when searching the web
the third time while listening to a CD (Roxio) and playing Solitaire.

I'm running SONY VAIO Windows Media Center Edition
3 GHz, 1Gb RAM (at that time NIS) now NSW,AdAware, SabotSpybot S&D, Spyware
Guard, Spyware Blaster, Win Patrol.

I searched all over the the web, but so far nothing came up to explain what
causes this error.

If any of you knows the answer to this, please let me know. All suggestions will be followed up. Thank you very much, Richard.
 

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Hi all,

I'm having a reccuring problem with Windows, happening usually within 10 minutes of starting-up Windows, or within a few minutes of running a game or Media player - anything using sound I believe.

This is the error I receive:

Generic Host Process from Win32 Services

Error signature

EventType : BEX P1 : svchost.exe P2 : 5.1.2600.2180 P3 : 41107ed6
P4 : netapi32.dll P5 : 5.1.2600.2180 P6 : 411096ac P7 : 0000a3c0
P8 : c0000409 P9 : 00000000


F:\DOCUME~1\SOLDIE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER69b9.dir00\svchost.exe.mdmp
F:\DOCUME~1\SOLDIE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER69b9.dir00\appcompat.txt

I have tried anti-virus tools in Safe-Mode, like HijackThis, CWShredder, Spybot, Avast Ant-Virus and Ad-Aware with its VX-2 Cleaner. Nothing, no malicious files or apps, and I still get the same error.

During i.e. watching a DVD, the error message will come, but the DVD continue to play fine. But, after starting anything else, the sound will not work in a game or a media file, but the generic Windows sounds do continue. When I try running another program, I get the message 'No sound device detected'.

There are no updates for my soundcard, and recently I have made no changes to it.

System:
WinXP
AMD Athlon x2 4400+
2Gig RAM
GeForce 7800 video
X-Fi Soundblaster

Drivers are all up to date.

Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:Error Signature / Windows error & crash

Hi Frostyrei, Welcome to TSF !!

Looking around it seems that this is a problem everywhere.
Go here and follow the instructions for the MS Patch :

Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (921883)

Let us know if that worked !

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Hi, my notebook an Advent 4211c has died on me. It
Fails to boot up with the following display.
File: \boot\BCD
Status: 0xc00000f

I've managed to use a temporary version of ubuntu to
Access the windows files. I'm told I should be looking to
Replace the boot.exe file but I cannot find this. Obviously
I would also need a replacement boot.exe file. It's a notebook
And I haven't got a bootup disc.
Not sure what to do.... Ideas?
Thanks

A:File:\boot\BCD error on windows XP

Quote:





Originally Posted by Mightywha


Hi, my notebook an Advent 4211c has died on me. It
Fails to boot up with the following display.
File: \boot\BCD
Status: 0xc00000f

I've managed to use a temporary version of ubuntu to
Access the windows files. I'm told I should be looking to
Replace the boot.exe file but I cannot find this. Obviously
I would also need a replacement boot.exe file. It's a notebook
And I haven't got a bootup disc.
Not sure what to do.... Ideas?
Thanks





Have you been trying to dual boot Win XP and Windows 7? BCD is used for windows 7, its ntldr for XP.

In any case just replacing windows standard bootloader should do this.

Before I tell you the command, I need you to check partitions. Boot from Ubuntu
live CD, open the terminal, and type:

sudo fdisk -l

Post the output of the command please, last letter is lowercase "L"
The live CD should pick up your network ok as long as its not some esoteric wifi apadter.

Chances are windows will be installed on /dev/sda1 but some computers do
create a recovery partition first.

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im fixing a computer with windows vista installed. after post, this computer shows the notorious menu: "windows failed to start correctly... boot in safe mode, safe mode with networking, last know good configuration, start windows normally..." i tried using the windows CD to fix the errors by booting from CD and running teh tools, still got the error. so i went to last know good configuration. teh computer was running ridiculously slow. it took minutes to open folders and programs. took at least 5 mins to restart the computer. so i scanned with avg free, after 22 hours it finally stopped at 500000 files and said it found some tracking cookies, but no potential threats/viruses. i then went to the forums here and installed an ran ad adaware, spybot s&d, mcafee stinger, checked for updates with microsoft etc. the computer is still running slowly, but not quite as slow. i think there is something embedded within the registry, which is messing with the OS. i dont want to reformat. is there some way i can fix the registry?

A:Windows Vista Os File Error

Hi and welcome. Let's see if MBam reveals any lurkers..Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main ... Read more

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I downloaded some manufacturer updates and the next time that I turned on my computer it told me that I needed to run disk check because my Drive C: needed to be checked for consistencey. When I allowed it to run the check, my computer ends up repeating over and over Inserting an index entry into index $0 for file 25. Then the computer eventually shuts down and does not restart no matter how long you wait.
If you skip the check you are able to access windows and the internet, but the computer will not let me use disk defragment, system restore, and it is not allowing any updates or system downloads. I really need to get my computer up an running correctly as quickly as possible, but I do not know what to do I have tried everything that I can think of. Thanks

A:Error in index $0 for file 25. Windows Vista

Quote:





Originally Posted by cjc1224


I downloaded some manufacturer updates ...




What updates and from where?

Try booting into Recovery using your Windows DVD or the HDD recovery partition and select "Windows System Restore" - choose a restore point prior to the mishap.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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When I boot my laptop, it goes straight to the recovery console and runs Startup Repair. It finds an error and it tells me that the "Boot critical file C:\ntoskrnl.exe is corrupt". Does anyone have any idea what is wrong with this laptop and/or how to repair it?

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Toshiba Satellite running Windows Vista

Start up computer and during the Windows Loading screen, the computer flashes a blue screen for a millisecond and then goes black and restarts.

Cannot boot into safe mode, and when I put in the Vista Disk to check for errors in the System Recovery. It cannot automatically fix the errors it finds.

Any ideas?
Is this a Motherboard error?

The hard drive and RAM pass test saying that they aren't corrupted.

Thanks
Shox3488

A:Windows Vista Boot Error

After your computer restarts does it say something like: *Choose from the following options* and you have to click either
1) start windows normally
2) something that i cant remember at the moment =)
3) Check for errors
If you dont click anything, it checks for errors in several seconds and it takes REAAAALY long to wait for it?
It happens to me all the time and I asked about this on some other forum and was told its one of those vista errors. It's fixed in the new Windows 7 though.

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I have Windows Vista that I have recently installed with a disk. Originally my laptop had XP Operating system. I have had continual problems with my print manager since the installation. My printer is HP Officejet. Now each time I boot up, I receive a pop-up message, RUN DLL, c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\dlcftime.dll. HP Tech Support has tried to delete it, Dell Tech Support has tried with no success. Any suggestions?

Thank you
 

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I have an emachine running windows vista. When I turn on the computer port 1 shows on the screen then it tries to pull up the ahci cd rom, then
nvidia boot agent. Lastly it says to put in a boot cd.

Another problem is that all of a sudden the computer also does not allow me to add a printer.

Thanks. Please let me know if you have any idea what's going on.

A:Windows Vista Boot Error

Try these free hardware diagnostics to start:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)

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Edit: Think my hard drive may be failing and was the cause of my file synchronizing crash. I use it mostly to stream music and video and access the hard drive a lot. Any advice thanks

HDDStatus - Tool to check hard disk status, health and reliability

Hey,

I've been using GoodSync for the past couple of months to chain synchronize 3 hard disk drives and ran into my first issue today. GoodSync stopped responding whilst synchronizing changes to files so I used task manager to manually end the process.

I'm not entirely sure how much damage has been caused but when I re-analyzed the file changes a lot of the changes prior to the crash was no longer listed.. So I'm unsure of the file integrity but have so far noticed some music video files are corrupt with cyclic redundancy check errors but is not easily visible to check corrupt files because they still play but parts of data are missing.

I think I've experienced cyclic redundancy check errors before when my external hard drive fell flat on it's side whilst it was playing music (3 years ago). It took me a long time to filter out the bad files because all the mp3 files worked but some songs would randomly play in others etc.. is their some type of automated CRC scanner or method to check all my files ?

Thanks

A:Error copying file: Data error (cyclic redundancy check). CRC Scan ?

If you are able, try this programme, it is VERY good. HDD Regenerator - Dmitriy Primochenko Online

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Hi
 
I copied some files from my old HP laptop with xp, burnt them with burnaware onto a dvd. Now on my new laptop (lenovo g580 W7 64bit) I tried to take them off the DVD and move to my local drive, when I was moving them from disc to drive explorer gave me a message saying 'Invalid MS-dos function' and the usual try again or cancel option.
 
Thinking some of the files on disc might be corrupt I ran
 
xcopy F:\*.*/s > C:\test1
 
And got the message in my topic title File creation error - Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
 
Now I don't have clue what this means and I can only tell you I have an output file in C, as per the command instructions, with almost all the files listed, some are missing but some of the ones there are the corrupt ones and some of the ones missing I think are fine.
 
Doesn't really lead me to the issue unless someone can decipher the error message I got?
 
Thanks
 
Andrew
 

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Last week I noticed that my hard disk was full and I could not locate files. When I tried to clean disk the administrator consent UI kept crashing. If I tried to install any programs to check for errors I kept getting file system error -1073741819. The forum suggested that there might be a trojan/virus/malware issue that might need to be resolved. I followed steps that were recommended (i hope did them right - let me know and i can redo any step that i might have skipped or done incorrectly), I am attaching a zipped file with attach.txt and ark.txt and here is the DDS.text (please help):
DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86
Run by jantin3b at 12:21:01.11 on Sun 10/17/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3062.1112 [GMT -7:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free *enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\... Read more

A:file system error 1073741819 Windows vista

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I'm not seeing any malware in your logs.

As you know, your hard drive is almost full. Having too little free space on your hard drive can compromise system performance.


Quote:




C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 148 GiB total, 0.302 GiB free.




Microsoft recommends at least 15% free space, which means you need at least 22 GB of free space.

You will have to move pictures, music, etc. to an external drive or USB stick if you have one and uninstall any programs that are never or hardly ever used.

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It appears that you have two antivirus programs installed, AVG and Norton 360. Even though Norton isn't running(actually pieces of it are), they can still conflict with one another and cause system instability or even system hangs.

Please uninstall the following via the Programs and Features section of your Control Panel if they still exist:

LiveUpdate 3.2 (Symantec Corporation)
LiveUpdate Notice (Symantec Corporation)
Norton 360
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Hello, I have searched every inch of your site and am stumped. I have an Acer Aspire 5570Z and it runs with Windows Vista. It was dropped earlier this evening and has been acting strange ever since.

This message keeps coming up: File \minint\system32\vgaoem.fon could not be loaded. The error code is 4107 Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

It will turn on and you can hear the hard drive running. Acer comes up (start page) but then it goes no place. It then says that is is starting the Acer eRecovery Management Environment.... then the error message above (in bold) comes up and it stops there.

We have tried everything to help fix this and are stumped. Do you have any ideas for me? If it is not fixable, do you know if it is possible to just extract all of the data from the files? This computer belongs to my teenage daughter and she is beside herself because all of her school files (that are not backed up) are on this computer.

Thank you so much for your help!
 

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Error Copying File or Folder
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Cannot copy AVSEQ17: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
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OK
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This error is generated most of the times while copying file from CD to my hard drive and the copying fails and the data is not not copied to the hard disk.

Someone please help me to get rid of this problem and/or tell me its cause!!!

THANKS!!!
 

A:Error Copying File or Folder:Cannot copy AVSEQ17:Data error(cyclic redundancy check).

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My brother brought his PC to me with the above error.
The rest of it is File: \BCD and error code 0xc0000034. And of course being my brother he did not make a recovery CD. There is also no windows twenty five digit serial number sticker on the case. So can someone direct me where to proceed from here? Thank you for any guidance....

A:Boot configuration data file missing

Startup repair (up to 3x consecutive runs might be needed, but probably only 1) will fix it.

You might try your luck with "finding" a Win 8 (or 8.1 if you have that instead) .iso to burn or make a USB out of, so you get to startup repair. Check hashes if you do this, compared to known well discs or official disc.

Someone will probably have a suggestion or two how to get one. Maybe even officially.

It would be helpful to everyone if you give the exact machine model and submodel (if there is one).

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I need to recover boot configuration on my acer computer

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Shortcuts to EXEs on the user's desktop give warnings like those shown above and in this tut:
Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

This also happens with shortcuts to the stock/native calculator app, notepad and other native apps.

Some computers generate the "Do you want to open this file?" warning...
...while others generate the "We can't verify who created this file." warning
...and still others do not generate any warning (per the norm).
You get these warnings if...
...the shortcut is on the user's desktop
...you send a fresh shortcut to the user's desktop from the user's Start Menu
...you send a fresh shortcut to the user's desktop from the public Start Menu
...the UAC is turned on or off.
(These are not UAC warnings - but some posts suggested testing with UAC off.)

You DO NOT get these warnings if...
...the shortcut is on the public desktop
...you use the shortcuts from the user's Start Menu
...you use the shortcuts from the public Start Menu
...the EXEs are opened via Windows (file) Explorer.
Creating a new user profile DOES halt the warnings for that new user.

IE was totally reset while logged into the bad user account and the computer was restarted... still got the warnings.

All user accounts used for this testing are of the admin type.

NTFS and file ownership for the user's desktop look fine. I compared a good computer to a bad one.
I'm not sure how long this has been going on and I don't have any system restore points. These a... Read more

A:Do you want to open this file? We can't verify who created this file.

I've seen this behavior on AD domain environment, when AD admins have added a new user account copying an existing account. User then logs in to a new PC with these AD credentials first time and gets these warnings, as if Windows were warning the user that the stuff has been installed not by this user himself.

When a new user is instead created on the PC in question which is then joined to domain, these warnings do not occur.

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I am in desperate need of some advice and if anyone can help me I would really be grateful.

I am running Vista 32bit Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop.

I shut my computer off two nights ago as I normally do before I went to bed. It shut down without any issues. Everything was the same as it normally is.

When I went to turn on my computer the next day, it went through the Dell startup screen, then it told me there might be a problem with some hardware or something to that effect, and gave me the option to either “Launch Startup Repair” or “Start Window Normally”, then Windows attempts to start (has the green scrolling bar at the bottom). Either of these options takes me to the same place next which is a screen that states “System Recovery Options”, and asks me to select my keyboard language. So I did and hit “next” to continue to a screen that asks me to sign into my account on the computer, and then it took me to another page that displayed a box of system recovery tools.

Being a little confused about what was happening, I selected the option for “Startup Repair”. When it finished I chose to restart the computer as it noted that if the problem was fixed it would start normally. It didn’t start normally and I went through the same process again when it rebooted. I tried this option many times yesterday, and it isn’t working.

I also have tried a few times the option for “Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool”. It goes through the tests, says nothing about... Read more

A:Vista will NOT boot - Can I save my data?

Hopefully the drive is only logically corrupt in a few critical areas or the problem lies elsewhere in the system. What you need to do is figure out what panel you need to remove to be able to detatch the drive and then hook it up to another system via USB adapter or directly to a SATA controller if that's the type of drive it is.

Then if eveything is physically ok with the drive you will be able to read and copy the data off for safekeeping.
 

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Hi all, I've owned & been up & running with a Dell Vostro 1400 for the last 3 years running Vista Home Premium (upgrade) that installed over Vista Basic. Laptop has been ok until the last three months when every so often it fails to load the OS & displays an error message: \windows\system32\drivers\wdf01000.sys. Status 0xc00000e9. Info: Windows failed to load because critical system driver is missing or corrupt.

I press enter & have MS Vista option already highlighted where I proceed & enter to attempt to re load the OS. Shortly after the screen loops back to the above error message.

The fix is to insert my OS DVD disc into the CD drive & select the option to "repair" where upon the laptop will restart after & be all ok. That is until this happens again exactly as above.

Admittedly this is not a frequent occurrence but I've noticed it from the last 3 months intermittently & have not had any other problems with this machine. I always keep my hardware & software up-to-date (including drivers) & am not sure what the problem really is. Thanks for your help in advance.
 

A:Windows Vista repeating corrupt file error message

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Okay, I'm having real problems here. Along with the problem with my laptop not connecting to the internet, this morning I've run into a problem with my desktop, ( dell running windows vista home). When I sat down to the computer, it had a bluish/ black screen and nothing would bring it out of that state. I turned it on and off and now I'm getting a "Windows Error Recovery" screen. It shows "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause". It then gives me two items to select from; "Launch startup repair (recommended), and start windows normally". I've tried both and it just keeps coming back to this screen. When I click on Launch startup repair, it instantly goes back to this screen. When I click on start normally, it runs through the startup and then goes back to this screen. I've tried safe mode, (and all of the items you can pick from) and it goes to this screen also. I can't get past the "Windows error recovery". I'm having problems with my laptop and I believe its due to windows updates so if it had updates installing, I'm sure my desktop may have been loading updates and either they messed up my windows startup files or maybe they were installing when the power went out, or when I turned it off manually.
Anyway, any help I can get would be appreciated!! Both computers are down and I'm computer stupid!
Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Vista won't boot past "windows error recovery"

Subscribed. Having same problem on my desktop

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Windows service pack 1 update was done and when computer restarted..won't boot windows lags on mediametadata.dll error? Does anyone know what i can do to fix this? I've tried system restore ( only gives me the time when service pack was downloaded. I've tried to boot a recovery disk for vista..can't seem to fix the problem. It won't load safe mode or boot a disk either without bios.

Acer aspire 5517 notebook
Windows vista home prem
 

A:computer won't boot windows vista error mediametadata.dll ??

What exactly do you mean when you say: "it won't.............or boot a disk either without bios"?

Are you unable to get into the BIOS setup screen?
Have you tried choosing "Last known good configuration"?
 

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I am having a problem getting my notebook to boot up. It will not boot into safe mode nor any of the advanced options at this time. Here is the info on the computer and the error code:HP G70 Notebook PCIntel Pentium Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHzRAM 3GB Vista HomeError Code in shortened form is c0000218.Any suggestions?

A:Windows Vista will not boot with error code c0000218

Apparently a registry file failure. Many times when Windows reports a registry error it actually turns out to be bad RAM. Firstly remove the RAM and clean the edge connectors with a pencil eraser. Pop the sticks in and out a few times too so that any oxide is removed from the sockets.Try one of the RAM sticks at a time if you have more than one, which will show which one (if any) is defective. There are also RAM tests you can create on another computer - boot from the finished CD.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Please can someone help me with my problem. My teenage girls have two laptops which have starting playing up They are both Hi-Grade M760S-P made by Clevo Co in China, running Vista Basic. The 1st one works great with no problems.The 2nd one changed her password and forgot it, then got her "know it all" teenage boyfriend to "try" and fix it. He tells me that he used a program to delete the user account password, as he had done this before and it had worked (after some discussion he tells me he used a program on Hirens Boot-disk, which I haven't heard of myself, he says he can't remember what it was called and his copy of it doesn't work any more,which seems like an excuse to me) however it didn't, and now it doesn't start at all. My daughter say that the disks that came with the laptops have been lost, and that the data on the laptop have been backed up. She then gave it to me with a demand of "get it sorted please" which considering that her boyfriend seems to have buggered it upcompletely seems about right for her. I have recently lost my job and don't have the money to take it to a shop, but I do have a fair bit of experience with PC's.So as I have a PC which I can plug her hard disk into as a slave disk, and seeing as I have a copy of Easeus Disk Copy, I thought (however wise it was) that I could format the problem disk, and then disk copy from the working laptop. The disk copy process seemed to work fine, I put t... Read more

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