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Need urgent help on windows 8 error code 0xc0000034

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    Windows 7 64 bit

    Need urgent help on windows 8 error code 0xc0000034


    I am desparate for help, My Lenovo Z580 Ideapad pre installed with windows 8 was working fine, I updated to windows 8.1 a few days ago and tonight my laptop shut down. When I tried to turn it back on a blue screen came up with the following on the screen.
    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 disc or usb device), contact your system administrator or pc manufacturer.

    Press ESC fpr UEFI Fireware settings
    I need urgent help, I do not know how to fix this, I need an idiots guide, I did not back anything up and I have lots of personal photos and documents on that laptop. Please help Thank you

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could take it to a computer repair store.
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Please take a look at this thread below:
    Windows 8 boot error bcd
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  4. #4


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 64 bit


    I've read another post about re-booting with another windows 8 repair back up disc. Is there a beginners guide on how to do this? Is there any way I can save all my documents & photos. I would take my laptop to be repaired but i'm scared incase I loose everything. Any further help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I've read another post about re-booting with another windows 8 repair back up disc.
    Yes, that can be done. Do you have one available? Even someone else's Win 8 installation disc can be used to access the recovery/repair functions. If/when you get one or the other, post back and someone will help you.

    Good luck.

    my2cents
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    San Jose - California
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    Hi,
    1. If you don't have the recovery disk. Please download from my dropbox:
      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...3/Recovery.rar
    2. Unzip/Unrar it to a USB Stick
    3. From Boot Menu or Set your BIOS to boot from it and follow the screen to get to the Command Prompt.
    4. Follow the steps from the thread I posted above.


    Good Luck !!!
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I found this Video that lists a step by step fix:

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Topgun, is that a Windows 8 ISO, can I download it?
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    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Topgun, is that a Windows 8 ISO, can I download it?
    No, It's just the Recovery.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Hi,
    1. If you don't have the recovery disk. Please download from my dropbox:
      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...3/Recovery.rar
    2. Unzip/Unrar it to a USB Stick
    3. From Boot Menu or Set your BIOS to boot from it and follow the screen to get to the Command Prompt.
    4. Follow the steps from the thread I posted above.


    Good Luck !!!
    Thank you, how exactly do I run the recovery without me wiping my documents and photos off my laptop, I need an idiots guide. I've downloaded the the rar file, I just need advice on what i'm meant to do next. I managed to borrow a windows 8 installation disc, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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