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BSoD Boot Error 0xc0000034: missing boot files

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    BSoD Boot Error 0xc0000034: missing boot files


    Hey there all,

    Earlier, about an hour ago, I left to go job searching, and left my computer in hibernate mode so I could bring it back up as soon as I got back. When I tapped keys on the keyboard, the computer powered up as usual, but it brought up the BSoD, stating it was missing files.

    Prior to receiving this error, everything was working fine. I even set it to hibernate mode during the night, and it powered on this morning without any problems. I dunno if it's the multimedia keyboard I'm using or what that caused it.

    I don't have an installation disc (since I bought it from Fry's Electronics about a year ago with 8 pre-installed), and neither do I have a recovery disc (since I didn't know how to make one.)

    Computer info: Windows 8 x64
    Manufacturer: ASUS

    I'm just wondering mainly how to fix this, i.e: how to fix the missing boot files, and how to do it without causing any data loss from either of my hard drives.

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  2. #2


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    When you rebooted the computer did things go back to normal or you cannot boot in the system now?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    When you rebooted the computer did things go back to normal or you cannot boot in the system now?
    The problem is still persisting. When I powered the computer on, I noticed that I couldn't hear the usual telltale sounds of the hard drive spinning, so there's that.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    First thing to do is backup your data if possible. I believe Asus has hard disk diagnostic tools you could download.
    You may try a Refresh from within Windows if able to.
    Should you wish to do a Factory restore you may do so from the recovery partition, Tape the F9 at boot, this should start the process. If recovery disks are required they may be ordered from the Asus Store.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    First thing to do is backup your data if possible. I believe Asus has hard disk diagnostic tools you could download.
    You may try a Refresh from within Windows if able to.
    Should you wish to do a Factory restore you may do so from the recovery partition, Tape the F9 at boot, this should start the process. If recovery disks are required they may be ordered from the Asus Store.
    As it goes, I won't be able to order recovery discs, since I don't have very much money to live off of as it is. I'm currently living with relatives who're letting me stay rent and utility free while I look for a job. And, sadly, having access to my desktop is more or less necessary for doing so.

    As for the refresh option, how would I be able to do that, and will it affect any applications or data I have stored on my computer in any way?
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    bump! D:
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  7. #7


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    See this to refresh windows, Option 2
    Refresh Windows 8

    You will hare to re-install your programs afterwards but your personal data will be preserved.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    See this to refresh windows, Option 2
    Refresh Windows 8

    You will hare to re-install your programs afterwards but your personal data will be preserved.
    And will a repair preserve my programs?
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