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Secure Boot Configuration Button Missing (3f0 error)

Q: Secure Boot Configuration Button Missing (3f0 error)

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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Preferred Solution: Secure Boot Configuration Button Missing (3f0 error)

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Does anyone no how to fix this? Yesterday I got a UAC Zero Access Virus and tried using windows repair disc to go back to a restore point. That just made everything worse and now I can't boot into windows at all. I have a multiboot PC (its set to just windows 8 and windows 7 right now, windows 7 being the biggest partition on the drive).
 
Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired
 
The boot configuration data for your pc is missing or contains errors.
 
File:\Boot\BCD
Error code: 0xc000000f
 

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

Can you boot into either of the two operating systems?

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I have uninstalled some software, then whenever the computer was turned off the windows always restart again, i.e. effectively the computer could not be turned off.  I then restored the windows system to a previous date which is before the date software was uninstalled, hoping that the restart problme can be resolved. After the system restore, on start up the PC shows a blue screen, with messages: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors, File:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD, Error Code 0xc0000034, and "You'll need to use recover tools....".As the PC does not come with the Windows CD, so I tried to download the Media Creation Tool.exe from Microsoft web site, run it for "create installatio media for another PC", this generated the windoes.iso file, which was copied to a USB drive. However, on boot up the PC does not provide any access to the USB drive, It only shows the following via the F9 Boot Device Options for selection: Please select boot deviceUEFI Boot Sources Windows Boot Manager UEFI: IPv4 Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller UEFI: IPv6 Realtek PCIe GBE Family ControllerLegacy Book Sources I have also ran a 3.5 hours extensive test on the harddisk and found no problem with the hard disk. Any advice welcome.

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Hi everyone,

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

I have BSOD
Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired.

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

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

ESC for UEFI firmware setting.

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

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

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

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

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

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

   Information

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




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







Originally Posted by Lenovo


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



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

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

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

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

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

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Blue screen message - Error code 0x0000034 "Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. The Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information. File: \BCDError Code: 0xc0000034" It says that I need to use recovery tools but I am no tech expert and do not have any way of getting to talk to the device. The online helpdesk sends me round and round in circles and I don't seem to be able to get any response from the HP helpdesk as my device is one month out of guarantee. Any advice?  

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Hello support, i wanted to disable secure boot for my desktop.i have a pavilion Elite HPE-532s Bios 7.15 i followed the step in many posts but i don't have it under "Security" ?i'm on window 10 64bit UEFI mode.i wanted to disable it because i have a new graphic card GTX 960 and it stuck on the HP logo at  the boot all the time when i use the new card.!!I tried to disable the security slot but whatever i do that i get black screen for both my old and new card so i have to reset the bios settings.Help me please.

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Hi, I would like to enabled the Legacy support and disabled the secure Boot.For that I need, in the bios, to go: Security > Secure Boot Configuration.My bios version is : v7.16I would like to install a new graphic card: Geforce GT 730. I can see on the submenu of Security, System Security but I don't see "Secure Boot Configuration".Any idea ? Thanks, Daniel   

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Good morning,in the Bios I enabled the secure boot option but I can't find the secure boot configuration option in Securityt menu.Why? I tried to update my Bios too but the PC has crashed and I had to fix it by USB stick.How can I enable this option?Thank you very muchSM 

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Hi, I would like to enabled the Legacy support and disabled the secure Boot.For that I need, in the bios, to go: Security > Secure Boot Configuration.My bios version is : v7.16I would like to install a new graphic card: Geforce GT 730. I can see on the submenu of Security, System Security but I don't see "Secure Boot Configuration".Any idea ? Thanks, Daniel   

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Hi. My machine is a Lenovo H3005.  In BIOS I can't see any Secure Boot option:in Security submenu there are only two options:  Set Administrator Passwor Set Power-On Password Please help. Thanks in advance, Rodolfo 

A:Missing Secure Boot in Bios

Hi rodolfo22, What BIOS version do you have on your system? Have you check on support.lenevo.com for the latest version of the BIOS. Hope this helps. Cheers,





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 Recovery PC needs repair it states the boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors error code 0 EXC 000000F 

A:Boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains e...

JA77 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! These problems are generally due to one of two basic problems:1) Failed hard drive2) Corrupted/missing boot loader filesAs to the first, please follow the directions in this link for testing your hard drive: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00439024If that confirms your drive has failed, then you need to replace it. Please report back if that is the case.As to the second, you will need access to a working PC for this step in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.Once you have that, please download and create Win10 install media from this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10Yes ... I know that is for Win10, but it uses the same generation boot loader as Win8x, so it can be used to do boot loader repairs for Win8x as well as for Win10.Boot from the media you created, and follow the directions in this link: http://www.windowswally.com/how-to-fix-error-code-0xc0000185/You will probably have to run Startup Repair three times for it to fix all the boot loader problems.When done, your PC should boot OK. If it does not, you have a more serious problem.Good Luck

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This message came from "Recovery" settings on my computer

A:The boot configuration Data for my PC is missing or contains...

File: \EFI\Micrisoft\Boot\BCDError code : 0x0000034

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So I just downloaded adware delete or w.e to remove vosteran search which had bee plaguing me for a while. I delete the files it tells me to and as I restart the computer I get the "Recovery$ system files are missing error code 0xc0000034 File :\BCD. Now I've done the research and it seems I only have 3 options. Windows 8 DVD, windows 8 drive or booting it to system recovery. I don't have the flash drive OR the windows 8 disc and pressing F11 at boot up doesn't do squat... I'm really terrified. I think my computer is done for? If for some reason I manage to fix
d, the bcd, will that detele all my data? System specs: Lenovo ideapad core i5 windows 8 model name 20191. Any ideas suggestions?

A:Boot configuration data is missing

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

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Hey guys!

I just messed up my only computer atm

Firstly I created a partition of 1 GB on my 128GB OCZ Agility 3

Then I used bitlocker to encrypt it, and then for some reason when I tried to reboot the computer after doing the aforementioned, I get the message that windows cant boot, because the boot configuration is missing or conatins errors

I dont see how BitLocker and Disk Management can screw something up so much so that they either deleted or encrypted my boot config rendering me unable to boot up the computer.

What I did was shrinking the c:drive by 1000mb then formatted and partitioned those 1000 mb into a new drive. Secondly I encrypted the 1gig with Bitlocker with a short 12-character password.

I am now unable to boot up my laptop. Anyone has ANY idea what to do, I am so tired of screwing up my computers from me experimenting with various things......
I will accept all answers with open arms!

PLEASE RESPOND!

Thank you!!!!

A:Boot configuration is missing or contains errors -

Run Startup Repair, see if that fixes it. With Windows 7 you had to do this up to 3 times, not sure if that is necessary for Windows 8.

Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

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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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Posting this from my phone lacking most computer specifics, unfortunately.

Running windows 8.1 off of a Toshiba satellite laptop.

A bit of history: HDD was crapping out on me so I bought a new, larger HDD and did a HDD file transfer but I believe there were damaged files on the old that never made it to the new HDD.

That was about a month ago. Pc working until yesterday when I accidentally unplugged it from the charger (I'd been getting Eco battery charging notifications), causing the laptop to immediately go into a non-responsive black screen, powered down state. Tried to turn it back on and that's the screen I got (attached screenshot).

I'm getting a Windows 8 recovery media usb from a friend, to try refreshing my files from it, but I'd like to know how screwed I am?
 

A:Win 8 - Boot configuration data missing

Go this way, unplugging the power adapter, the Battery, hold the Power Button down for a minute. put the power lead back into the laptop. start the laptop up. If it Starts up, shut down the laptop.

Put the battery back in. Connect the cable back into the laptop, see if laptop starts, see if it starts OK with the battery in.

BTW the screenshot is no good
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

regards,

Henk.

A:Boot Configuration File missing, 0xc0000034

You receive the following error message:

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



And you can't refresh or reset.

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



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



How do you repair the problem.

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

-or-

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

Run the following commands at the command prompt.

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

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

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

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





edit:

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

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

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

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




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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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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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So well, I kind of rode myself into a lot of trouble. More and more as i applied more pressure to solving a certain problem.
The result is a complete wiped disk, wiped off all recovery data, so i cant get back to a former state.

I organised the disk with diskpart commandos.
i have a bootable windows 10 usb stick, from which i intend to install it freshly.
But the installation always fails at the end saying "Boot configuration couldnt be updated".
I tried to build the boot data from scratch. but even that fails. most likely as there is no finished windows installation available.

How can i get my System back to work? Please help. I invested about 20 hours with this now.

If you need more Information, i will gladly provide it.

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Tuesday 1-Sept
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The Boot.ini Tab missing from my System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe) Dialog Box.

Everything else is OK and have all other functionality with msconfig.exe

Yes - the Boot.ini file is in the root of C:\ and I can open and view it in Notepad (just not in msconfig)

Thanx for Any ideas to get my Boot.ini Tab Back ?

Please See attached picture.

BVR
Joe B!
 

A:Boot.ini Tab missing from System Configuration Utility (msconfig.exe)

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

A:Recovery The boot configuration data file is missing

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

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

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

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Failure to boot with the indicated failure message.Using USB recovery stick I get to the command prompt and Type Bootrec /fixmbrType Bootrec /fixbootType Bootrec /scanosType Bootrec /rebuildbcdLast command fails with "Requested system device cannot be found"/Scanos  finds [1] c:\Windows But this does not appear to have \efi\microsoft\boot\bcdWhere should this be found ? 

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I have a Lenovo idea pad P500. It is running windows 10. I am missing /BCD. The blue screen has an error code 0xc0000034. no idea what to do

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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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Ridiculously frustrated, help needed. I have a shiny new Lenovo Yoga 510-ISK notebook. OS is Windows 10, obviously.  Been using it without issues for 4 days. Turned on last night and saw this:   After some research, I got a Windows 10 image file from Microsoft onto a USB stick, and tried to boot from USB, this is where the problems began. I can't seem to get the boot done from USB. Can anyone help on this?

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Hi, Today I woked up to my day old Lenovo 510S not booting. I got a blue screen stating that my PC/Drive needs to be repaired because of a missing boot configuration file "/BCD". The error code is 0x000000d.  I attached an image of the screen. This is quite frustrating since as I mentioned, the laptop is a day old! It worked fine out of the box - but something happened to it overnight... Any help is appreciated. Thanks!


























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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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help... my laptop displays a blue screen and shows an error message reading data configuration file is missing and it wont let me do anything with it. im new with all this technology stuff so any info would help thanks 

A:how to fix blue screen error data configuration file missing

Hi, Try the following. First of all, use another PC to create a bootable Windows 10 DVD or USB Flash Drive via the following link.  Under the section 'Need to create a USB, DVD or ISO', download the Media Creation Tool. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Once you have this, run the tool, select 'Create installation media for another PC', then select the language, edition of Windows 10, and the 64bit option. Follow the rest of the prompts to create this and then click Finish when completed. Boot your notebook from this Windows 10 installation media as follows - this does assume your hard drive has a guid partition table. Insert the Windows 10 Installation Media and Shutdown the notebook. Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to enter the Start-up Menu and then select the Boot Options Menu ( f9 ). Use the arrow keys to highlight the CDROM (uefi) or USB Flash Driver ( uefi ) option, depending on which typre of media you created, then hit enter - if prompted to 'Press any key to continue....' - do so. Select the ?Repair your computer? option, select Troubleshoot and then select Advanced Option.  On the Advanced options screen, select the Command Prompt - See option 1 on This Link for a detailed guide on accessing the Command Prompt. Once you have launched the Command Prompt, do the following: Type Diskpart and hit enter. Assuming your installation is on d... Read more

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Hi, Apologies in advance if this question(or similar) has been posted already. I have a Flex 3 1130 which came pre installed with Win 10 Home. I after transfering a ton of movies from an external HDD, it started slowing down and eventually shut down on its own. Upon restarting it, it booted to the "Preparing Automatic Repair" screen, wheich did not reboot or change for almost 4 days. So i tried switching it off and on again to find the same thing. I tried the Novo button countless times but nothing came up, it didnt boot to the Novo Support Menu, didnt Boot to BIOS, nothing. I decided to give it to an IT support specialist (from work), but when he returned it to me it now showed the blue screen that said RecoveryYour Device Needs to be repaired The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information File:\BCDError code: 0xc0000034 You'll need to us recovery tools. If you don't 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've tried the following, all of which have not given me any hope:- Created Win 10 32 Bit recovery USB and Disc, with Rufus = Both booted but could not get past the Windows Logo- Created Win 10 64 Bit recovery USB and Disc, with Rufus = Both booted but could not get past the Windows Logo- Created Hirens Boot CD with Rufus = Booted but the arrow keys do not work on the lapt... Read more

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

A:XPS 8700 needed UEFI secure boot disabled to complete Windows 10 anniversary update can't enable UEFI secure boot now

rdubayah,
If your computer was running WIndows 10 without any issues prior to downloading the Anniversary update, then you would not have had to change any settings in the bios to install the update.The UEFI and Secure Boot settings are to enable booting with a USB or DVD to install Windows.
Disable Legacy Boot Mode and Enable UEFI
Start the computer and TAP the F2 key to enter the bios. Once in the bios Press F9 to Restore the bios to the Default Settings. F10 to save changes and exit. You could have a hardware problem. To run a hardare diagnostics on the computer you would start the computer and TAP the F5 key. Insert a cd/dvd in the optical drive for running the diags.

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Hi Guys,
I got this 3F0 Error and i am 100% Sure that my HDD is in good shape.
I formated yesterday,
i try to enable UEFi [Disables Legacy Boot] and the 3F0 Error Pops out.
If i switch back to Legacy Boot [Disables UEFI and Secure Boot] then the PC starts notmally
Can you guys help me?
Pavillion HP 14 e019tx
8670M 2Gb Gddr3
3230m , ore i5

A:3F0 Error while enabling UEFi and Secure boot

Your UEFI/BIOS firmware needs to be set to UEFI before installing Windows 8/8.1.

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
than
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Received error message:
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 booted up my Gateway notebook only to find the "blue screen of death"

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

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

Much thanks for any help anyone can offer!

A:Boot Configuration Data Error

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

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

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

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

See if that works.

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

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I 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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