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BSOD on File:\ BCD error code 0xc0000034

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    BSOD on File:\ BCD error code 0xc0000034


    After shutting down because of nonresponding applications, I started to the computer again to find the computer would not fail on automatic fix, after going through this several times I was presented with a BSOD on BSOD on File:\ BCD error code 0xc0000034, I do not have an installation cd, the computer was preinstalled with Win8, Lenovo G580, I wouldn't like to lose my files, tweaks, and preferences, I am writing this from a separate computer, I cannot use my computer so I can't use the diagnostic tool.
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    For starters:
    At work we start all repairs with a set of diagnostics. Often they find problems that weren't even expected. It's a waste of time to try to fix software on a system that has hardware problems.
    Please try these free diagnostics for starters: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
    Also, please ensure that you have ALL available Windows Updates (it may take several trips to get them all).
    Looks like a BCD error that can probably be fixed by using Startup Repair.
    Did you create the system recovery disks that the system asks for when you first started it?

    If not, do you have access to another Win8 computer?
    If so, do this:

    2) Create a Repair disc:
    Win8 - Press "WIN" and "R" to open the Run dialog...type "RECDISC" (without the quotes) and press ENTER
    You can boot from the Startup Repair disc and have it attempt to repair the BCD (more info here: System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 )
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    Thanks, I did not make system recovery disks, this system did not ask for it, but there is another Win8 computer so I will try
    EDIT: I made the cd, and put it into the system, from the bsod I can access UEFI and I changed the priority of the boot to the cd drive, but when I boot again, the bsod is still there
    Last edited by Trilegcrow; 22 Apr 2013 at 08:24 PM.
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    What happens when you boot from the CD?
    Does it try to go back into Windows?

    It may be that the necessary settings in the UEFI aren't changed properly (so the system won't boot from the CD).
    The first post here ( forum.thinkpads.com • How To Boot from CD/DVD (USB etc..) in a T430 - Guide ) shows the settings on a Lenovo (I don't know if they're that same on yours - but they should be similar)

    G580 google search results (I searched for "lenovo g580 uefi boot from cd settings" without the quotes) here: https://www.google.com/search?q=leno...w=1280&bih=610
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    I did the fixes according to your links, but still the bsod is there, the cd does not even appear in the boot choices
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    I'm at a loss here (I specialize in BSOD's, not in hardware).
    I'd suggest posting over in the hardware forums for further assistance in getting it to boot from the repair CD

    Here's a link to them: Drivers & Hardware - Windows 8 Forums
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    Hi, I have a new ( xmas gift) acer m with windows 8 preinstalled. This BCD & error code appeared on a blu screen.
    i didn't create reboot discs yet. Not real familiar with systems - can you offer help in some basic layman terms?
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    Ellath - please start your own topic and please provide this info there: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trilegcrow View Post
    I did the fixes according to your links, but still the bsod is there, the cd does not even appear in the boot choices
    Go to the bios and disable secure boot and then enable legacy boot and you should see it when you boot from usb/cd
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