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Cannot restart error 0xc0000034

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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Cannot restart error 0xc0000034


    Mini PC running 8.1 Pro (which was pre-loaded) for 2 months until today with no problems.
    Restarted computer this morning to implement change of computer name but it would not re-boot - instead it goes directly to screen which reads:

    Recovery
    Your PC needs to be repaired
    File: \ Boot\BCD
    Error code 0xc0000034


    I have a USB stick which came with the computer which has Product Key plus folders including 'boot' (which contains bootsect.exe and bcd) and 'efi' (which contains cdboot.efi and bootx64.efi) plus files including 'bootmgr', 'bootmgr.efi' and 'setup.exe'

    I have tried re-booting with USB stick inserted while pressing F1 and F12 but it still goes directly to the Recovery screen mentioned above. I have also tried booting from a CD which contains copies of the folders and files mentioned above but with the same result although it sounds as if it is trying to boot from the external CD drive.

    I have read all the forums on this topic but haven't found anything which gets me over this problem. Any suggestions gratefully received

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    Posts : 879
    Windows 10
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Hi genet - thanks for this. I did read most of this when trawling the forum earlier in the day. There is nothing that helps because, in nearly all cases, they are either able to access Recovery Programme on the computer or Reboot from an installation disc/stick. My problem is I can't get past the first screen with the error message and the computer won't boot from the installation stick.
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    Are you able to access the desktop screen? if so, do you have VIPRE by any chance? What programs do you have?
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Hi mcplayer18: No I can't access the desktop screen - that's my problem - I cannot get past the "Your PC needs to be repaired" screen. I appears as soon as I try to reboot the computer. As far as loaded programmes are concerned I only have Apache Open Office, Firefox as a browser (with AdBlocker as a plug-in) and Avast AV.
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    If you really wanted to you could get a new Hard Drive instead
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Hi mcplayer18, I have finally resolved the problem. By pressing DEL rapidly as it re-boots I was finally able to get into the EFI screen and then was able to reboot using the USB stick and then use the recovery programme.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks all who replied and I hope others with the same problem will benefit from my experience.
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