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Boot Manager Has Recovered From a Critical Error??

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    Boot Manager Has Recovered From a Critical Error??


    Went to turn on my computer today and got a screen with the Dell Logo and a message "Boot manager has recovered from a critical error." It went on to say there were missing or corrupt files that were restored from the default configuration. I did a Google search and found absolutely nothing about this error. Can someone provide some insight? I am a bit freaked out.This laptop is only 2 months old. I couldn't find anything in the event viewer either. Thanks in advance!

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    In a UEFI boot configuration (default for Win 8/8.1 x64 ), Windows boot loader and it's configuration will be stored inside a small hidden partition called EFI System Partition. UEFI BIOS in modern laptops will check and make sure the boot files are not corrupted or compromised before loading Windows. If the validation check failed, entire boot configuration and the boot manager will be restored from a backup copy. I am not sure how your boot loader became corrupted. There is multiple possibilities. For example, a stealth type malware like Rootkit's may try to modify the boot configuration. Trying to install Linux distros may also result in the same. Another possibility is an unexpected or improper shutdown which resulted in file corruption.
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Boot Manager Has Recovered From a Critical Error??

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