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BCD error boot file missing required information

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    Windows 8

    BCD error boot file missing required information


    I've got a windows 8 laptop which gives me this error message when i try to switch it on:


    "Your PC needs to be repaired The boot configuration data file is missing some required information.
    File:\BCD Error Code : 0xc000000d ............................" I'm sure you are all familiar with the rest of this dreaded error code.
    I've tried all the repair options, recovery disks to a windows 8 bootable flash disk, the command prompt fix boot commands as well but still I get the same error message whenever i try to boot windows.


    Now I'd like to know, can't i just copy the boot folders from another similar windows 8 pc and paste them into my harddrive to fix this??

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Can you restore it to factory settings ?
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    Windows 8


    I tried to do that from a recovery flash disk but nothing happened, it came with windows 8 preinstalled so it doesn't accept usage of other windows 8 installation disks. I am able to boot into and install Ubuntu in legacy mode, my harddrive seems fine from here but it says it is locked if i try to repair the windows 8.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I'm talking about this:

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    Windows 8


    Sadly I can't get it that far to do all that, all I get is a blue screen with the bcd error message right after the manufacturer's logo
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Mich101 View Post
    Sadly I can't get it that far to do all that, all I get is a blue screen with the bcd error message right after the manufacturer's logo
    You said you got a command prompt.

    If so type in>> rstrui.exe

    To pull up system restore.
    That is if you have a restore point to before the problem.
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    Windows 8


    I am able to get to the command prompt with the recovery flash disk, I have tried that command many times, its never able to detect any of my restore points.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Mich101 View Post
    I am able to get to the command prompt with the recovery flash disk, I have tried that command many times, its never able to detect any of my restore points.
    You might be able to download a Windows ISO & put it on usb & install IT.

    Someone else will have to help with that.
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    Windows 8


    I downloaded and tried to install a windows 8 iso but it says the product keys don't match, with the one embedded in the system that is.
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