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Windows 8, "Missing File: \BCD Error Code: 0xc0000034"

  1. #21


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8


    Oh wow thank you. I'm gonna try this see if it works out. Thank you so much :3

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  2. #22


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    If the Auto Repair does not work, let us know if you can boot to the Enterprise DVD at least to the first page of the install where it asks for a language. We may be able to replace the BCD store from that location.

    Windows 8 was supposed to be designed so the Recovery Environment was not tied to the OS install. You would still be able to boot and get a Repair option even if your OS partition was trashed. But it looks like several situations seem to be causing corruption or damage in the extra partitions also. Why something would bother the Recovery or System partition, I do not know.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    I'm having the same error (code).


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    You may borrow a Windows 8 disk from a friend and boot from this disk
    Select the correct time and Keyboard type.
    Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.
    Select Troubleshoot from Choose an option screen.
    Click Advanced options in Troubleshoot screen.
    Click on command Prompt.
    Type these following commands and hit enter after each line of command:
    Bootrec /fixmbr
    Bootrec /fixboot
    Bootrec /scanos
    Bootrec /rebuildbcd
    I have an empty 4gb flash drive, and a windows 7 computer but the problem occurs on my w8.1 laptop. is there any way to fix this without affecting/deleting any files at all?
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  4. #24


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    You receive the following error message:

    The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
    File:\BCD
    Error code: 0xc0000034




    And you can't refresh or reset.

    Refresh your PC: "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."



    Reset your PC: "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."



    How do you repair the problem.

    - Boot the computer using the Windows 7/8 installation media.
    - On the first screen, press SHIFT+F10 to bring up command prompt.

    -or-

    - Boot the computer using the Windows 8 recovery USB flash drive.
    - select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.

    Run the following commands at the command prompt.

    diskpart
    list volume NOTE: Note the volume letter where the Windows OS is installed.
    exit

    bcdboot X:\windows NOTE: Replace "X" with the volume letter of the Windows OS partition.

    For example, bcdboot c:\windows or bcdboot d:\windows (see screenshots below).

    If the drive letter is incorrect, you will receive the following error message: "Failure when attempting to copy boot files."





    edit:

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link
    Last edited by genet; 22 Aug 2015 at 02:28.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Hey guys same thing happened to me don't believe me I will upload pics but there is hope I FIXED IT YAYAYAY and I don't have to restore delet or reinstall anything add me on my personal Skype:spencer.camp5. Any bs spamming will be blocked k thx
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  6. #26


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Btw when I tried to restore my windows 8 disc was locked so I found another way that worked without restoring and you also don't need a disk with windows 8
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  7. #27


    Posts : 1
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    You receive the following error message:

    The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
    File:\BCD
    Error code: 0xc0000034




    And you can't refresh or reset.

    Refresh your PC: "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."



    Reset your PC: "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."



    How do you repair the problem.

    - Boot the computer using the Windows 7/8 installation media.
    - On the first screen, press SHIFT+F10 to bring up command prompt.

    -or-

    - Boot the computer using the Windows 8 recovery USB flash drive.
    - select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt.

    Run the following commands at the command prompt.

    diskpart
    list volume NOTE: Note the volume letter where the Windows OS is installed.
    exit

    bcdboot X:\windows NOTE: Replace "X" with the volume letter of the Windows OS partition.

    For example, bcdboot c:\windows or bcdboot d:\windows (see screenshots below).

    If the drive letter is incorrect, you will receive the following error message: "Failure when attempting to copy boot files."



    I'm currently working on a friend's PC that has this same issue. However, regardless of choosing the correct drive or not, it gives me the failure to copy boot files error. Any suggestions would be awesome, as he can't afford to pay for a professional-grade data recovery.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Neptimus7 View Post
    I'm currently working on a friend's PC that has this same issue. However, regardless of choosing the correct drive or not, it gives me the failure to copy boot files error. Any suggestions would be awesome, as he can't afford to pay for a professional-grade data recovery.
    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

    Do not delete the partitions on your hard drive, if you have important files on your hard drive and you will not be able to backup your important files.

    - Select the partition on which Windows is installed (see screenshot below).
    - Click on the "Next" button.



    - You will receive the following message (see screenshot below): If the partition you've chosen contains files from a previous Windows installation, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You'll be able to access Windows.old, but you won't be able to use your previous version of Windows.

    - Click on the "OK" button.
    - The installation of Windows will begin.

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