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On startup FILE \BCD, ERROR CODE: 0xc0000034 URGENT!

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    On startup FILE \BCD, ERROR CODE: 0xc0000034 URGENT!


    So I'm in the middle of my exams and this decided to happen. I've tried numerous fixes online to no avail. Any help is greatly appreciated

    Error:

    RECOVERY
    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 DISK OR USB DEVICE) CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR OR PC MANUFACTURER

    PRESS ESC FOR UEFI FIRMWARE SETTINGS



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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Boot the Windows 8.1 DVD/USB disk & do a Automatic Repair.
    How to do a Automatic 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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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Boot the Windows 8.1 DVD/USB disk & do a Automatic Repair.
    How to do a Automatic 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
    Hi thanks for your response.

    The automatic repair doesn't want to work. The problem is with my OS. I tried booting the recovery and it says missing operating system but there shouldnt be anything wrong with it/
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Open command prompt

    Type in command line

    bootrec /rebuildbcd
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Open command prompt

    Type in command line

    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    no dice on this either

    I go:


    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    And get a response:

    "Successfully scanned windows installations.
    Total identified Windows installations: 1
    Add installation to boot list?
    Yes<Y>/No<N>/All<A>:




    No matter which choice I make I get:

    The requested system device cannot be found.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    I have just recovered as follows

    1. Insert windows system dvd
    2. Boot and choose recovery option.
    3. Enter advanced recovery
    4. Try automatic recovery (mine failed)
    5. Go to advanced options and choose system prompt (DOS window)
    6. Change to c:\windows\system32 ( whichever drive\folder your windows system is in )
    7. Run BCDBOOT C:\WINDOWS
    8. Restart system

    HTH
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    self bump
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by muldoon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Open command prompt

    Type in command line

    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    no dice on this either

    I go:


    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    And get a response:

    "Successfully scanned windows installations.
    Total identified Windows installations: 1
    Add installation to boot list?
    Yes<Y>/No<N>/All<A>:




    No matter which choice I make I get:

    The requested system device cannot be found.
    Sorry for the bump, but this post came up on the top of my google search and it took me a while to get this fully sorted out so I thought I'd share in case it saves anyone else some time.

    I had the same symptoms as in the quotes and I also got an error when running:

    bcdboot c:\windows

    In some cases you need to copy the files to the hidden system partition, which does not have a drive letter by default.

    So, find that partition and assign it a drive letter using:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk #
    (select the Windows drive)
    list volume
    selection volume # (select the System volume)
    assign letter=z
    exit

    Now you can run bcdboot against the system volume:

    bcdboot c:\windows /s z: /f ALL

    Hope that helps someone from having to dive as far as I did!
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    Quote Originally Posted by superbeef150 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by muldoon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Open command prompt

    Type in command line

    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    no dice on this either

    I go:


    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    And get a response:

    "Successfully scanned windows installations.
    Total identified Windows installations: 1
    Add installation to boot list?
    Yes<Y>/No<N>/All<A>:




    No matter which choice I make I get:

    The requested system device cannot be found.
    Sorry for the bump, but this post came up on the top of my google search and it took me a while to get this fully sorted out so I thought I'd share in case it saves anyone else some time.

    I had the same symptoms as in the quotes and I also got an error when running:

    bcdboot c:\windows

    In some cases you need to copy the files to the hidden system partition, which does not have a drive letter by default.

    So, find that partition and assign it a drive letter using:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk #
    (select the Windows drive)
    list volume
    selection volume # (select the System volume)
    assign letter=z
    exit

    Now you can run bcdboot against the system volume:

    bcdboot c:\windows /s z: /f ALL

    Hope that helps someone from having to dive as far as I did!
    Thank you bro.
    iŽd registered, only grateful to you.

    It was the only method that worked.
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