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# Error oxc000000f Need help repairing Boot Configuration Data??

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

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

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

To add to this - I also tried the command prompt typing the bootrec.exe code that I found on the internet..selecting command prompt from the option when the Windows 7 disc was loaded, but basically it came up with an error of some sort and it had a drive letter of X:/ on the command prompt ?? ..Also to get to this the hard drive was removed because like I said I cannot get the discs working with it in.. I'm guessing this means the hard drive is screwed but there is clearly a problem with the boot sector and I have no idea on repairing it now.

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

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

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525, 320 GB HD with about 2 GB of free space left, 4 MB memory, running Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, SP1, updates current. Just lately, booting from off, Windows will not load, but instead gives me a \Boot\BCD error (0xc00000f)--an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. I have repaired this error with my Dell-supplied OS disc repeatedly, and each time I turn off the computer it has the same error at startup. I have read that I may have to rebuild the BCD, but I don't know how to do that. Before I check with Dell, who I suspect will just tell me to reload Windows, I need to know how approach fixing my boot configuration data. The computer has had no new software installations, just routine Windows and Trend Micro Internet Security updates, I checked the disc for errors, and a few files were missing or incorrect, and defragmentation has also been performed routinely. Dell PC checkup finds no issues. How should I proceed?

A:Boot\BCD error reading boot configuration data when starting from cold boot

Try this hard drive diagnostic procedure: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

Repeated errors on a hard drive usually indicate an impending failure. I'd backup your stuff as soon as possible.

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

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

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

Much thanks for any help anyone can offer!

A:Boot Configuration Data Error

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

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

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

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

See if that works.

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

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

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Does anyone no how to fix this? Yesterday I got a UAC Zero Access Virus and tried using windows repair disc to go back to a restore point. That just made everything worse and now I can't boot into windows at all. I have a multiboot PC (its set to just windows 8 and windows 7 right now, windows 7 being the biggest partition on the drive).

Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired

The boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors.

File:\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc000000f

A:The Boot Configuration Data For Your PC Is Missing or Contains Error

Can you boot into either of the two operating systems?

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

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

Dave K.

A:Boot configuration data editor error win 7

Run Startup Repair on a cold boot.

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Have a HP compaq 6300 pro running windows 7 pro. today computer would not boot,

black screen came up it asks me to insert installation disc

scrolling down it lists the following

file \boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

info: an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

unfortunately since windows came preinstalled there was no installation disc

it said since it was preinstalled to contact manufacturer.

my support/ waranty with HP for this computer has ended

Thanks in advance for any assistance in this matter

Bob J

If you have access to another Windows 7 computer create a System Repair Disk. Boot it and do a Startup Repair. It may take up to three attempts to fully do the repair. If you have 64bit then you would need to find a Windows 7 64bit computer.

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

Your PC needs to be repaired.
The BCD is missing some required info.
File:\BCD
you'll need to use recovery tools...

I don't have an install/repair cd/dvd, and I don't have my product key - since its on the BIOS and is unretrievable. I want to save ALL my files so, please, if someone can help, thak you! All I tried so far is to get into the BOOT by pressing F2 and switched it from UEFI to Legacy only it asks for BOOT disk...

A:windows 8.1 error 0xc00000d boot configuration data

Bump.........

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Help I can't get past the booting error and there is no way for me to pass this? I've tried many things and can't get past it

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

OS: Vista x64 Bit

A:Error while attempting to read boot configuration data?

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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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I have a Dell and won't boot giving a black screen but will boot after about 10 turn on and offs. It is very annoying and have uploaded the latest drivers for the system. Since installing Windows 7 there seems to be this erratic problem with the Dell XP. Anyone have an idea about how to fix this problem?

A:[MOVED]Re: Boot configuration data editor error win 7

Moved from this topic: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2898619

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ok i had some recent windows updates succesfuly and rebooted, since that at start up im getting "Error msg : Boot configuration data editor has stopped working"
any way to sort this ? what cause it ?
Have tryed system restore several diffirent restore dates but still the same.

Using a Dell studio xps 8100 win7 home edition 64 bit .

A:Error msg : Boot configuration data editor has stopped working

Try running system file check .

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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

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

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

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

Go to your BIOS and set the CD as the first boot device, your hard drive as second.

If this lets you boot from the Win7 CD with the HDD installed run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

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

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

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

If you have difficulties booting to the disk/drive, post back and we'll see about changing some settings in the UEFI to allow the boot.
I'm working on a drive that will do this for you, but it's still in the testing phase (and it's a 700+ mB download).

If the drive is dead/dying, you may have problems trying to recover your data.
Do you have a recent backup?  If not, post back for suggestions on how to best backup your information.

FYI - if it is dying, then it's best not to use the drive at all until you've done the backup.
If the drive does die fully, then data recovery gets very expensive (up to $2000 (US)) if it's even possible. 0 more replies Answer Match 76.02% 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. 2 more replies Answer Match 76.02% system configuration data updated ERROR,--Need a solution I have a fairly new Gateway M-1625 laptop running windows vista 32 bit, sp1. I turned it on and beeped twice (beep, beep) and gave me an error message that reads "system configuration data updated ERROR, system configuration data read error" Press f1 to continue f2 to enter set up. I pressed f1 and it sent me to another blank page that reads. Windows failed to start. A resent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart computer 2. Choose your language settings and click next, 3. Click ?repair your computer.? If you do not have the disk, contact your system admin. Etc Tried the repair disc, tried reinstall from Restore DVD still get the same message. Tried the bootrec.exe/fixmbr (worked) Tried the bootrec.exe/fifixboot (Worked) Tried the bootrec.exe/Rebuildbcd Tried reseating the memory and hard drive. Still at the same point. Even tried to install XP over it but never could get it to go. Now I am back to where I started. I already replace the hard drive so i know is no that I think this is a boot problem. what can I do??? More replies Answer Match 76.02% 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. 2 more replies Answer Match 76.02% Hi This is the full error message I encountered--> An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data File: \Boot\BCD 1) I have an old Dell Vostro 410, Windows Vista, configured to RAID 1 the whole time. 2) I wasn't able to boot it up one day, pressing the on button only got an amber light momentarily. From the symptom, I replaced the CMOS battery as suggested by someone online and the PC was able to be powered up but it got to a blue screen--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/nyeoq0gwz4i3f2b/2013-12-21%2000.44.17.jpg 3) I realized that's because all the settings on BIOS has been wiped out after I took out the old battery, the "SATA mode" in BIOS was set to IDE instead of RAID, so I set it back to RAID as shown--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6oxdg8m092v0vr/2013-12-23%2000.01.31.jpg 4) I tried rebooting the the system again, this time I can see that RAID has been setup accordingly--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/a708qln2oehrm75/2013-12-23%2000.03.57.jpg and https://www.dropbox.com/s/1sfrpfrxtkgke2n/2013-12-22%2023.58.37.jpg 5) But the rebooting was terminated with the message "an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data" --> https://www.dropbox.com/s/orgkn29qaj0nxsb/2013-12-22%2017.48.20.jpg 6) Following the on screen instruction, I tried booting from "Windows installation" CD to repair it, however after pressing a key on the following screen,... Read more A:An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data When you removed the CMOS battery it set the BIOS to the default settings. I suspect you will have to rebuild your RAID configuration. 3 more replies Answer Match 76.02% Hi all, im getting that message upon startup. Im running windows 7. It requests for the windows recovery CD to be inserted, so when I put the CD in to boot I get a "windows is loading files" then a starting windows with the windows logo then just a black screen with a cursor, I left it like this several times for at least an hour an nothing happened. I can't press F8 to access safe mode etc, nothing will happen. Pressing F12 to boot from CD just does the same thing as putting the CD in normally. Help please!? A:An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data It seems the CD is damaged. Burn a new Windows 7 Recovery CD on another computer. You can download the image or make a copy of a functional Windows 7 Recovery CD. Boot the new Recovery CD and run automatic StartUp Repair up to three times as sugested in the forum manuals ! Good luck! 1 more replies Answer Match 75.18% 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 15 more replies Answer Match 74.34% 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. 1 more replies Answer Match 73.5% We are getting the above error randomly on some of the laptops we have deployed. The error comes right after you boot or when the windows 7 is left running. There are no special software running. The error in details is below. "The boot configuration Data (BCD) settings for the following boot application have changed since Bitlocker was enabled boot appplication: \windows\system32\winload.exe change settings: 0x26000090 You must supply a bitlocker recovery key to start this system. Confirm that the changes to the BCD settings are trusted. If the changes are trusted then suspend and resume bitlocker. This will reset bitlocker to use the new BCD settings. Otherwise restore the original BCD settings" Can anyone please explain on how to correct this error. As before this is happening on few of the machines and we are seeing more as we go. Any tips would be nice...Thanks More replies Answer Match 69.72% Hi, Hope anyone can help with this? Acer Aspire 5336 Laptop running Win7 Home Premium OA. At boot, windows fails to load giving the above error. Tried to restore factory settings but fails at 52% stage with i/o error. BIOS shows SATA Port0 Disk status=frozen. I have a 'boot any non-loading system to win xp' disc which i tried and loads the 'mini' xp system and Disk Management shows the C: drive as healthy. Not sure whether this is a case of replacing the hard drive or whether it can be recovered ok...if its a new hard drive i've got more problems as there is no recovery disc! Any ideas would be most welcome & thanks for looking. A:Win7 fails to load - oxc000000f - nls data missing or corrupt The drive may be good but the Windows 7 files may be corrupt. In any case, you will have to have a way to load Windows 7 again 1 more replies Answer Match 65.94% I am running Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate on two PCs on my home network. I went to use one yesterday and was presented with a black screen. I rebooted the PC hoping that would solve my issue and was presented with the following error message while trying to reboot: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. File: \BOOT\BCD Status: 0xc000000d Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data I checked my other PC and saw that it had been updated with several Windows patches yesterday. I'm guessing that the broken PC had an issue installing or rebooting from one of the patches. I ran the repair utility on the windows 7 dvd as instructed by the error message. It was unable to find a previous installation of windows with an error box saying: The file or directory C:\Boot\BCD is corrupt and unreadable please run Chkdsk utility. I tried the auto repair anyway, which appears to be working until the end when it gives me the "The file or directory C:\Boot\BCD is corrupt and unreadable please run Chkdsk utility" error again. Then it says it can't save the fixes and says it can't be repaired. When I check the details it says I need to "repair offline" and that it cannot find an OS installed. In my searches for an answer, I read about rebuilding the BCD through the command prompt. I ran the following commands: BOOTREC /FIXMBR - said it was successful BOOTREC /FIXBOOT - said it was succes... Read more A:\BOOT\BCD 0xc000000d unreadable boot configuration data Check your ram. Memory Diagnostics Tool Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools. http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 9 more replies Answer Match 65.52% Hello everybody, I wouldlike to know how to enable/disable the BCD. Can you help me please? T.Y. in advance antivirus is warning about the BCD is allawing non-signed drivers installation. Would like to fix this. Is it worth it? A:Boot configuration data (BCD) Being worth it or not, really depends on what you want it for, can you give any more info? 9 more replies Answer Match 65.52% I was on my PC, my dual boot failed, windows boot configuration data is now gone. I don't have a system install disk, don't have an order number the manufacturer needs to send me one, nothing I've tried worked. The status error is 0xc0000098. Is there a way to fix it without the install disk? Some sort of repair tool I can download? If I could even get a command prompt open I could fix it but it won't boot at all. A:Boot configuration data gone Downloading Repair ISO which is small size file is illegal as per Microsoft. But you can download the ISO for Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation, burn it to a blank DVD and then use it to repair your system. The file size is more than 3 GB. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hh771457.aspx OR Just ask one of your friends for their Windows 8 DVD and repair your system in a few minutes. This is why you should create a repair disk the first time you boot your Windows computer. 6 more replies Answer Match 64.68% So I just downloaded adware delete or w.e to remove vosteran search which had bee plaguing me for a while. I delete the files it tells me to and as I restart the computer I get the "Recovery$ system files are missing error code 0xc0000034 File :\BCD. Now I've done the research and it seems I only have 3 options. Windows 8 DVD, windows 8 drive or booting it to system recovery. I don't have the flash drive OR the windows 8 disc and pressing F11 at boot up doesn't do squat... I'm really terrified. I think my computer is done for? If for some reason I manage to fix
d, the bcd, will that detele all my data? System specs: Lenovo ideapad core i5 windows 8 model name 20191. Any ideas suggestions?

A:Boot configuration data is missing

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

Thanks!

A:Boot configuration data is missing

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

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

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

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

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I was attempting to install xp as a dual os system. After setting up my partician vista still would not let me install xp , older version error. I used a program vista bootpro or bootpro and changed my boot configuration trying to get it to allow me to install xp. Now I cant boot up my laptop. Only system info I have is toshiba, 2 years old lots of ram, How can I change my BCD back so that I can boot up vista. I tried from xp cd, safe mode, last known. I don't have the vista disk with me at the moment, Can I get it to boot up with that disk? If not how can I create a emergency boot up disk for vista?

Dean

A:Boot Configuration Data Changed

Hi,

I think you might have to wait until you get the Vista disk back.

That will just repair the boot configuration without any problem.

There are various boot disks HERE and the Ultimate Boot CD

but I`m not sure they would be much use.

There is a very good page HERE for dual booting XP/Vista

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so DEP doesn't like my skype and thus won't let it stay open. i had DEP turned off before, but then i had my computer wiped and all this and that, so i had to turn it off again. but the tutorial on here by brink for how to turn it off isn't working this time, and i get a message that says

"boot configuration data store could not be opened.

what can i do to fix this?

A:boot configuration data could not be opened?

my boot configuration data apparently cant be accessed, so this isnt working, and for the life of me i cant find a way to get access to it. i tried looking at the comments a few times and dep closed chrome each time i tried. HELP.

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When I try to boot my Lenovo Flex 3-1580, Windows 10-64bit, I get the following BSOD: "The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc0000034"
I haven't been able to get it to try booting from a USB, but I did try reinstalling Windows. That failed when it told me to restart and it went back this issue.
When I tried to find solutions online, they all assumed the computer could boot, so were useless.
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

A:Boot Configuration Data got corrupted

Hi toasterbot,

It's not an uncommon issue mate, and not that hard to fix. You will need to boot from your Windows disk to fix it .

Boot your computer using Windows installation media
Select the correct time and Keyboard type.
Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.
Select Troubleshoot from Choose an option screen.
Click Advanced options in Troubleshoot screen.
Click on command Prompt.
Type these following commands one at a time and hit enter after each line of command:

Bootrec /fixmbr
Bootrec /fixboot
Bootrec /scanos
Bootrec /rebuildbcd
shutdown -s

After about a minute after the last command your machine will shutdown. You can remove the Windows media now.

TsVk!

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Trying to fix a re-start problem with Windows 7. When trying to "re-start" Windows 7 Boot Manager comes up and says windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."
Also said - The error message 0xc000000f - The Boot selection failed because a required device is in accessible.

We followed the given instruction to insert the windows install disc and restart the computer, etc. That didnt help.

This is a SYX-P67A-C43 sytem
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 [email protected] 3.40GHz
8.00 GB
64-bit OS
Thanks.

A:Windows 7 Oxc000000f Error

Start by testing the hard drive before looking elsewhere for the cause.

(the actual make of drive to be tested doesn't matter when you use SeaTools)

Boot your faulty PC or laptop from the CD & SeaTools will eventually open.
Test with the long/extended test as it's more thorough than the short test.
(I used short test one time & it said "okay", but the long test reported several physical problems on the same drive. Consequently, I never use the short test).

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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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Hi my  name  is sandy,     i just  got the  HP 15 F233  Notebook about 10  months   ago.  and i had done the  useual  factory   install   because it seemed  like it was going  slow    i never    had a  problem  with it before  until  a couple day's ago   it ran smooth no hicups  nor  errors. after   that i would  normally shut down the laptop and hope to resume my work  on the  computer the following  morning  when i  finally did turn  on my laptop  on,   this what i saw on my   screen  i have done  the factory install countless   of times  on my other    computers that i had in the past    and  I've never had this happened   my main concern  when    i  get the recovery  tools disk  would  it restore    the factory  install settings  you know  HP  Should   included  CDS and  other materials with their  laptops and desktops  as needed  ty

A:The boot configuration data for your Pc is missing or contai...

Hi, Turn off your computer then turn it back on and immediately tap away ESC button then select F11 then select "Troubleshoot" and then "Advanced" and try these steps:b.Select "Advanced options" and then select "Command Prompt".c.If prompted, enter in the password for the user name.d.At the Command Prompt, type the following commands and hit enter.?bootrec /scanosbootrec /fixMBRbootrec /Fixbootbootrec /rebuildBCD?If prompted to press yes then press Y then restart if not then type the code below??chkdsk c: /f /r /x After running the commands your computer should restart and will automatically install windows update. Sometimes it will take for a while to update. Just extend your patience and wait until your computer restarted successfully. DONT LEAVE YOUR COMPUTER UNATTENDED.. Hope it helps.

"Education costs money; so does Ignorance"If my post has helped you, click the Kudos Thumbs up!If it solved your issue, Click the "Accept as Solution" button so others can benefit from the question you asked!

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I need to recover boot configuration on my acer computer

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the boot configuration data store could not be opened, access is denied

A:boot configuration data store could not be opened

Hi Kevin Hill I guess you're trying to use BCDEdit from the command prompt? You need to right-click on the Windows logo and select Command Prompt (Administrator) otherwise it won't work as you need Admin Rights to use that utility.

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Hi I'm trying to fix my nephew's laptop.  It is a Toshiba P75-A7100 running an Intel Core I7 processor. It came with Windows 8.1 installed and he upgraded to Windows 10 when it was available.  other than these recent developments the laptop has been running fine.

Right now I'm getting a Windows failed to start message.

File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

History:

He was receiving Unexpected Store Exception errors, the first time while updating a steam game, then while working on a photoshop project.  He ran system file checker (sfc.exe) and the output file has 23,977 lines most of which say Primative installers committed for repair.  (i have a copy of this file if needed)

I removed his hard drive and attached to my laptop with a USB to IDE/SATA cable adapter and ran a AVG ( my anti virus) scan on it and it came back clean. I was going to copy his documents, music and other user files to my laptop but under C:\Users his account is missing.  All that's there is Default, Default.migrated, Public, and TEMP (which looks weird to me, I dont have a TEMP user on either one of my PCs)

I reinstalled his harddrive into his laptop, downloaded a Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft's website burned it to a dvd, went into his bios and changed it to boot from dvd first. I tried to run Startup Repair. It went through diagnosing yur PC and Attem... Read more

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Hello. Last night I set Acronis Disk Director to merge two partitions on my C drive.
I had an unnallocated 100mb that used to be partitioned as system reserved, but I deleted that partition as it was not needed. So I made a new partition out of that unallocated space and set it to merge with my primary partition on my c drive. It restarted my computer and 40% through, showed an error and restarted quickly. Now I get the following message when attempting to boot my computer:

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000225
Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

The second partition, that I attempted to merge, now has 1mb of space on it. Whenever I try to run chkdsk on the primary partition, it says that the disk structure is corrupt and uunreadable.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I need my c drive recovered.

A:The boot configuration data for your pc is missing/errors

The system reserved has The Boot Configuration Data for your PC.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yesterday, my laptop fell off the end of my desk.  No visible damage to the laptoop, but I can not boot.  I get the error that configuraiton data missing or contains errors.  it says that one of my options is to insert a  Windows installation disc and restart the computer.  I do not have a disc.  Is there anything I can do to try to get my computer up and running.  I am past the warranty period, and I don't have any idea how much it would cost to send in to be fixed.

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

A:Recovery The boot configuration data file is missing

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

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My Dell Inspiron 13 running on Win 8.1 has a blue screen crash on startup with the message along the lines of Boot Configuration Data missing etc. I learn from this https://www.dell.com/support/Article/us/en/19/SLN287103/EN post that I need to basically recover from a separate boot cd or drive, but i procrastinated on making one while my laptop was still OK. Then I hit a snag with trying to make one via downloading according to instruction here http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN130027 because apparently my warranty had expired and because of that It wouldn’t allow me to download and make a USB Key… (Really, Dell, why? Why not just give consumers a boot cd/usb key in the first place?)

What can I do?

A:Inspiron 13 Out of Warranty, Boot Configuration Data crash

Hi REYLEE,
The OEM media is available for purchase while placing the order.
Ensure the HDD is fine before you troubleshoot the OS - Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.
You would basically need the OEM media to repair the OS as stated in the first article you have posted.
If you are in the US / UK - you could order the media online - http://dell.to/12vcZ27
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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

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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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I restarted my laptop today and then I get a blue screen with the following message
Your PC needs to be repaired
The boot configuration data file is missing some required information
file :\BCD
error code: 0xc0000034

you'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. if you don't have any installation media (like a disc or usb device), contact your system administrator or pc manufacturer.

press esc for uefi firmware settings
when i bought my laptop, windows 8 was already installed and i did not get any installation disc

how do i fix this problem?

A:boot configuration data file missing required information

Look over this procedure and see if you feel comfortable in using it.

How To Fix The Windows Bootloader ? TweakHound

I know you don't have a Win 8 disc at this point but I am more concerned with your level of comfort in executing the above.

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Hi,

When launching my Microsoft Surface 3 with Windows 10, I get a blue screen as below;

Recovery

Your PC/Device needs to be repaired

The Boot Configuration Data file doesn't contain valid information for an operating system.

File: \BCD
Error code: 0x0000098

You'll need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer.

If I hold the volume down key on boot up, I can get into some sort of setting screen where I have set the below settings;

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)                                                          [Enabled]

Secure Boot Control                                                                             [Disabled]

Device Information

Configure Alternate System Boot Order                 [Network -> USB -> SSD]

Exit Setup

I downloaded MediaCreationTool.exe file from Microsoft's website and installed it on a USB. With that... Read more

A:The Boot Configuration Data file doesn't contain valid information...

Hi to BleepingComputer

Access the Command Prompt like you did before and try the following:

- Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.
If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory.
To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it.
To do this, type the following commands in bold in the order which they are presented:
- Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
- ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
- Bootrec /rebuildbcd

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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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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:
2.) Choose your languange settings, and then click "Next."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry.
The computer runs windows 7 and is an Acer Iconia Tab W500, so it's a hybrid tablet and laptop and did not come with an installation disc, nor does it have a disc drive due to its size. I can't access the window that pops up with F8, the only screen that can appear is the F2 screen.
I'm fine with completely restoring the computer to factory settings, or pretty much anything that will get the device working again. The problem is, I can't figure out how to either repair the file or restore. I'm really sorry if this is really confusing or if I didn't provide enough information, I don't have any experience with computers, but any advice on how to fix it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

start up list log

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

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\GWHotKey.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\utilman.exe

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

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

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

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Hello,
I have no idea where to start, a friend of mine sent me a link for Windows 8 Pro link, it's not original nor cracked, it's just non-activated (it kept asking me for activation key), that's not the problem tho.
I have windows 7 already, downloaded the iso he sent me, I tried to extract it into a flash, tried to boot from it, it didn't work, I said why not extracting it? I did, and opened setup.exe, and installed windows 8 successfully! And I could dual-boot normally.
I went back on windows 7, backed up my files into another partition, renamed the partitions into Windows 7, Windows 8, Others(backup) and went to windows 8 and started restorting from the new parition, after all I went to delete windows 7 in a stupid way by deleting the Windows 7 partition, it didn't work fully, some folders stayed as Windows/Windows.old ....etc, so I went to windows 8 partition to extend it since I deleted lot of gbs off the windows 7 partition, I've done so, and there was option saying to make it primary parition althought it was checked on windows 7, I checked on it and it went unchecked on windows 7, I didn't care much.. and it asked for reboot, and I did.

And here's the problem, it cannot boot anymore ...
It gives this error:
"The Boot configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors."

I certainly don't have any idea where this problem was made, because there's like 3 mistakes ..

1- Resizing and moving location of partitions?
2- Trying to del... Read more

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Help !!

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

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

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

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

Start button, Run, regedit

Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INSTALLER

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reboot. Try the installation again.

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0x000000
0xFFFFFFE6
0x000001F
0x000000
0x80F7650B
OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Windows Boot Manager
An error ocurred while attempting to read the boot configuration date.

The instructions are to insert the Windows disk and restart the PC, however I can't get past this screen. When I restart I end up on the same screen.

How can I get past this error screen?

Thanks.

A:Boot Configuration Error Screen

Try following these steps. an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data (Vista)

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Hi i bought a COMPAQ pc, windows XP desktop in 2003 at a local Best Buy. I was creating a second user account for the system when it froze and shut down. Upon restart, the loading Windows XP black load screen that shows up right after power returns froze and a window came up saying system configuration error. I am currently 20 miles from my house ,and on a different computer obviously, but the i can remember that the error tells me that if problem is not fixed please call the number in my computer manual. I would LOVE to avoid waiting on the phone please help !~~!! please..My only solution i could think of was using the system restore disk but i do not even know if the boot up goes far enough for the PC to read the disk. Please help and thank you for your time.

A:System Configuration Error and no Boot up :(

Hi and welcome. See if you can start in safe mode. For a system this old, I doubt you'll get anywhere calling the number in the computer manual anyway.

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I recently tried to turn on my pc and the boot manager screen is up and no matter what i do for several days now i cant get past this screen someone please help ive tried everything

A:Boot Configuration Error 0xc000000d

See Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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ok my data dvd is scratched, im running xp and are failing with the usual crc error, but i acualy need this software

im currently googleling and trying different apps but there is a decent selection out there, my problem is that each time i try one it takes extremely long time once i hit the scratched spot

i was hoping someone here has had any experience with this type of software and could reccomend anything good?

also is it possible to repair/manually extract installshield cab files? unfortunately winrar and i think winzip is incompatible with installshield.

any help would be greatly appreciated,

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

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On boot up the laptop beeps twice and the message "system configuration data read error" appears with F1 to resume or F2 to setup. If I hit F! it boots up as normal. When I switch off and reboot the same ting happens every time...help its driving me crazy !!

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Windows 7 x64 system installed last week. All has gone well until a while ago...Adobe Acrobat downloaded an update and installed it, then asked to restart the machine.

At restart Windows quit and offered to restart normally or to repair itself. I let it try to repair itself, but it repeatedly failed, with the error:

*Boot configuration is corrupt.
Result: Failed. Error code=0x490*

In addition, I noticed that windows apparently is not finding the boot drive...looking at the repair log I saw:

System Disk=\Device\Harddisk\Windows directory-\\?\GLOBAL ROOT\Device\Harddisk1\Partition2\Windows

Windows appears to be looking at the wrong disk...it's installed on a new drive with only one partition. Using the Command Prompt option in the repair window, I could not access the *real* drive "C" (Drive 0), only Drive 1, which has two partitions for D and E.

Hiren's Boot CD running NTFS4DOS does not see drive 0 at all and also shows Drive 1, Partition 1 as drive C. Hiren's mini-WinXP shows a drive C designated as "System Reserved" - and shows Drive 1 as drives D and E on its partitions 1 and 2 respectively.

Mini-WinXP shows the otherwise elusive disk 0 as disk F.

I could sure use some ideas for a fix...I didn't have many to begin with and by now I'm down to none! Thanks in advance, if anyone can help.

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

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

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

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

A:Error reading boot configuration file after partition moving

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

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

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We inadvertently stopped our unsolicited Windows 10 upgrade of Windows 7 which caused the computer to show a Windows Error Recovery page with choice of "launch startup repair" or "start normally".
Either option got us to a Windows Boot Manager page that stated to insert WIndows installation disk (which came with our Dell computer) and restart computer. The disk does not run and gives a
status: 0xc000000f
info: boot selection failed because required device inaccessible
How do we get past these messages to reload Windows 7 ?? (and don't want Windows 10)

A:Inspiron 660 "locked up" loading Windows 10 (error code Oxc000000f) from Windows 7

You are entirely hozed. You need to reformat drive and reinstall from scratch.
Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software chance miht be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer. 2. Choose your language settings and click "Next." 3. Click "repair your computer."# Status: 0xc000000f Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

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A:oxc000000f

Hi and welcome to TSF try the info here How To Fix Boot/BCD 0xc000000f Error Windows 7 | Think Like A Computer

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I am trying to figure out how to repair my friends HP laptop. When it is turned on it recommends running repair but it doesnt work it then shows the following  file\windows\system32\drivers\ksecdd.sys then status Oxc000000f and the critical system driver is miss or corrupt. She bought the laptop used so there for has no repair disk which it also ask be used. How can we fix this?

A:status Oxc000000f

Have you tried using Last known Good Configuration when you Press F8 as if your going to boot into safe mode you will have the option there choose it and let me know the outcome?Lets see if you able to try Safe Mode with Command Prompt  if the Last Known Good Configuration didn't work.  If it lets you log in it should take you to the system32 directory within command prompt then from there type the following: Type cd restore press enterrstrui.exe press enterThis will bring up system restoreWhen its scanning and looking for a way to scan your PC try and see if your able to press ESC to cancel out of the search to fix problems so it will take you into the System Recovery Option Tools..Let me know of the outcome after performing these tasks.Thank You ,

Dhawalzzz!

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

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

A:NLS Data is missing boot error

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(I cannibalized everything else for my new computer, and threw all my old CD-drives and peripherals back into this computer to try a... Read more

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I have 2 machine, ( mine and my sons) both running Vist 32 home premium.
within the space of a few hours they both crashed and when I tried to re-start them they both came up with the same problem message. I tied re-starting it with windows vista disc but unsucessfull. When I checked bios setting on my sons machine it said that primary IDE master not detected.(I don't know if this has any bearing on the problem.)
I have only reasonable knowledge around computers but can take simple steps if somebody can give me any answers to this problem.

Dave

A:NLS is missing or corrupt oxc000000f

hi iam not sure what the message is but if your hdd is not detected the first place to look is inside to check the ide cable is connected and the power cable too just turn off the power and unplug all connected devices ie monitor keyboard mouse on the rear right side there are a couple of screws undo them and slide the side off do it on a table before you touch anything put your hands on to the unpainted area of the case now gently but firmly press the grey flat cable end into the mobo do the same at the other end check the power cable on the hdd press it into place dont jiggle or wriggle once done put the side back on close up and plug in all your devices leave any usb out for now boot the comp and see if the hdd is detected only do this if your comp is out of warranty as you will invalidate it if it is a laptop ignore the steps outlined and take to a repair shop dont try to fix a laptop

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I bought this eMachine:

DDR2 de 1024MB y 667MHz (2 × 512MB) de canal dual
SATA II de 320GB (7200rpm, 8MB de caché) / 40 Gb HD Ata
SuperMulti DVD±RW 16x
Intel® 950

The problem is that my cpu work good but the problem is the video, don't work, befor this i repaired and overheating error..

any solution?

it's all, see ya.

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Hello folks,

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

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

Problem

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

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

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

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

Specs

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

Intel Q6600 processor @ 2.33GHz (not overclocked, stock cooler, temps are fine)
4GB Corsair Dominator @ 800MHz (default timings, 5-5-5-12, I think)
ASUS P5 model (can't remember exactly the model)
150GB WD Raptor ... Read more

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

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

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

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

A:Boot Sector Read error - help recover data

Slave the drive out on another machine?

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

I think BCD refers to "Boot Configuration Data," which worries me. T... Read more

A:Error backing up data; dual boot related?

So... is this basically a mystery?

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

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

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

A:Error attempting to read boot config Data

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

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

A:Configuration Data Is Corrupt

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

goodluck

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Hello to one and all...Or all and one, should any response be forthcoming!

In revewing the procedure required to instal Windows 98SE to drive E:\ , after installing Windows 98SE on second HDD (XP currently installed on C:\) I am required to do the folllowing: - Steps 1 - 4 create the BOOTSECT.DOS file needed to boot Win98.

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I'm going to post in here what I did to get my OS booting again, hope it's helpful to most people

I was watching movies while I slept. At about 6:00 this am, my VLC media player locked up and the whole OS was jammed up tight as a drum - So I was able to get it to "restart" but it locked up during restart- When it came back up it was trying to do an Automatic Repair and if found that it needed to scan the drive. So I let it, but after an hour I just said "forget it" and tried to reboot again. I was hoping that I could bypass the scan somehow, sometimes, right before it does the automated scandisk, it will give you exactly one second to cancel out of it.

But Automatic Repair kept coming up and finally I got an error message that said "Boot Volume Not Mountable".

As I have been having trouble with this drive where Windows 8 is installed, I knew I had to do a scan with GWscan, which is on my Hiren's Boot DVD.

So I did this, and it took about an hour and a half to scan through 500 GB of junk. But it fixed the disk errors and I was able to get to the Boot Choice Menu, because I have Windows 7 and 8 installed as a dual boot.

So I got into Windows 7 and I ran a full CHKDSK from there, it fixed the filesystem errors. I then checked all of the other drives and they were fine.

Then I rebooted back into Windows 8 and it ran the Automatic Repair, foudn some mroe filesystem errors, fixed them, and rebooted once more and Windows 8 finally came up.

A:Repairing a Hosed Windows 8 Boot

I was watching movies while I slept.

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to bad you couldn't patent that feat ,lol

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My daughters boyfriends PC is running Windows 2000 Pro. The hard drive is a Western Digital WD800. It is on a single channel IDE cable and is in the primary IDE socket on the MOBO. There have been no changes to the hardware configeration recently. The jumper is set to Master.

The PC goes through the POST but when it gets halfway through the loading of the Windows 2000 screen just before it kicks into Windows proper it goes to a blue screen with erorr code 0X0000007B (0x81847DF) (0x0000032) (0x00000000) (0x00000000). The checks suggest this is a Master Boot Record problem and coupled with the PC's behaviour I think I will have to deal with it if it was.

So far I have taken the hard drive out and put it in mine and run an online anti virus scan at Trend Micro and Symantec that came back negative. I have run scandisk and downloaded the Wetern Digital diagnostics tool. No errors reported. My PC can read the disk fine as a slave.

I have tried to run FDISK /MBR but when I hit the return the floopy boot disk springs into life and then........nothing . Am I doing this right?

If FDISK /MDR does not work, what other options are there for reparing the MBR?

Thanks in anticipation

A:Help re repairing master boot record

riffraff9 said:

My daughters boyfriends PC is running Windows 2000 Pro. The hard drive is a Western Digital WD800. It is on a single channel IDE cable and is in the primary IDE socket on the MOBO. There have been no changes to the hardware configeration recently. The jumper is set to Master.

The PC goes through the POST but when it gets halfway through the loading of the Windows 2000 screen just before it kicks into Windows proper it goes to a blue screen with erorr code 0X0000007B (0x81847DF) (0x0000032) (0x00000000) (0x00000000). The checks suggest this is a Master Boot Record problem and coupled with the PC's behaviour I think I will have to deal with it if it was.

So far I have taken the hard drive out and put it in mine and run an online anti virus scan at Trend Micro and Symantec that came back negative. I have run scandisk and downloaded the Wetern Digital diagnostics tool. No errors reported. My PC can read the disk fine as a slave.

I have tried to run FDISK /MBR but when I hit the return the floopy boot disk springs into life and then........nothing . Am I doing this right?

If FDISK /MDR does not work, what other options are there for reparing the MBR?

Thanks in anticipationClick to expand...

Damn, I know how to do this with the XP disc, but not 2000. Okay, what you're going to want to do to is plop in the Win2000 disc and let it boot. Try to get to a repair command prompt. When you get there, type i... Read more

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Hello. My neighbor has a Dell XPS running XP MCE which just brought up "unmountable boot". Her husband passed away last year and she cannot find the MCE disc.

Would I be able to run the repair console for chkdisk with an XP PRO disc from work? Just trying to explore options while I wait for her to call Dell to see if she can get an XP MCE disc.

A:Repairing unmountable boot in MCE with XP pro disc?

and welcome to the Forum

You should be able to use any XP disc to run chkdsk and repair the MBR

She can request a replacement instalation cd here:

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hi

I have this problem where win2k gets stuck before it can bootup. The progress bar goes to about ¾ of the way then doesn't progress.

To repair, I've tried using the 4 bootup diskettes and following the Emergency Repair procedure but that only worked once. It lets me get in but when it is time to reboot, it hangs again.

I've treid re-installing Win2k over the old copy. This seems to remove stuff from the registry and some programs no longer function. This method doesn't always work though.

I've also tried loading the Last Known Good Configuration....this is the method I'm using to get back in but a bunch of stuff I've re-installed before this, does not work again.

What can I do? Is my only option to format?

How might I recover in the future more easily other than format? e.g. back up registry, create recovery disk, etc

Any help appreciated

Thanks

A:Problem repairing Win2k [can't boot up]

Just a few suggestions;
Boot with the win2k cd and do the repair from there. The only other thing I can think of is to run system file checker. To do that go to start > run type in sfc.exe. You will probably need your win2k cd. After you run sfc, apply SP3. If those things do not work, I think you will need to reformat.

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

A:kernel data inpage error / Umountable Boot Volume

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

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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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Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm trying to connect a C# program to an Access database, but the wizard keeps crashing every time... Here's as far as I can get...

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

This is where I receive the error message, which is

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

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

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

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What are some ways to ways to repair windows installations without a windows cd when WINDOWS WILL NOT BOOT INTO NORMAL MODE

AND

When
-Pressing F8 to do last known good, and safe mode are NOT AVAILABLE or Working
-Original Windows CD is not present
-Hard drive IS working
-Customer's data is of vital importance
-I would PREFER to avoid a reinstall
Thank you for help in advance.

A:Repairing a windows installation without normal boot

Have you tried going through msconfig to reach these? start + access + run + type "msconfig" without quotes then click tools tab highlight system restore then click launch repost result plz.
good luck
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under General tab make sure selective start up is ticked

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