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bootrec -- The requested system device cannot be found.


badchess

New Member
San Antonio

Posts
10
#1
So, I bought a new computer in April, and Windows 8 lasted for about 8 weeks before refusing to start. With the help of another thread here, I managed to get into a dos enviornment and copy my data (about 7700 photos). Who knew that I still remembered xcopy!

Anyway that whole sad story is here:

http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cra...ile-bcd-error-code-0xc0000034.html#post253294


I'd prefer to not have to reformat everything and start from scratch (though now that I've ignored Costo and Dell's advice to write off my pictures and do that at the start it is at least an option I am willing to consider).

So I've been playing with bootrec to try and fix my

FILE\BCD

ERROR CODE: 0xc0000034

Problems. Not that I know a anything about this process. So what I did was:


bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

And get a response:

"Successfully scanned windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 1
Add installation to boot list?
Yes<Y>/No<N>/All<A>:




No matter which choice I make I get:

The requested system device cannot be found.



Am I missing some sort of parameter?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

Lee

New Member
VIP Member
Power User
USA, Idaho

Posts
1,062
#2
Time to bite the bullet, and do a reinstall. Yes I know that can be just a wee bit annoying, albeit sometimes that is the only way to get things working properly again. . . Good luck either way you go.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

badchess

New Member
San Antonio

Posts
10
#3
Thanks, I guess that'll be the answer.

I did recover my data, and that was the most important thing. What a trip it was reaching back into 20 year old DOS memories.

Man, not feeling the love for Windows 8. (or Costco and Dell tech support: "Sorry, no way to retreive your data without going to a hard disk recovery service and paying through the nose").

And I guess the lessons are:

1) Switch my carbonite subscription to my new computer.
2) Disable the Windows 8 fast boot thingy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8