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On startup FILE \BCD, ERROR CODE: 0xc0000034 URGENT!


muldoon

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So I'm in the middle of my exams and this decided to happen. I've tried numerous fixes online to no avail. Any help is greatly appreciated

Error:

RECOVERY
YOUR PC NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED
THE BOOT CONFIGURATION DATA FILE IS MISSING SOME REQUIRED INFORMATION.

FILE\BCD

ERROR CODE: 0xc0000034

YOU'LL NEED TO USE THE RECOVERY TOOLS ON YOUR INSTALLATION MEDIA. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY INSTALLATION MEDIA (LIKE A DISK OR USB DEVICE) CONTACT YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR OR PC MANUFACTURER

PRESS ESC FOR UEFI FIRMWARE SETTINGS


 

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theog

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muldoon

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Boot the Windows 8.1 DVD/USB disk & do a Automatic Repair.
How to do a Automatic Repair:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2843-automatic-repair-run-windows-8-a.html
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hi thanks for your response.

The automatic repair doesn't want to work. The problem is with my OS. I tried booting the recovery and it says missing operating system but there shouldnt be anything wrong with it/
 

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Open command prompt

Type in command line

bootrec /rebuildbcd
 

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muldoon

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Open command prompt

Type in command line

bootrec /rebuildbcd
no dice on this either

I go:


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.
 

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theog

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I have just recovered as follows

1. Insert windows system dvd
2. Boot and choose recovery option.
3. Enter advanced recovery
4. Try automatic recovery (mine failed)
5. Go to advanced options and choose system prompt (DOS window)
6. Change to c:\windows\system32 ( whichever drive\folder your windows system is in )
7. Run BCDBOOT C:\WINDOWS
8. Restart system

HTH
 

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Open command prompt

Type in command line

bootrec /rebuildbcd
no dice on this either

I go:


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.
Sorry for the bump, but this post came up on the top of my google search and it took me a while to get this fully sorted out so I thought I'd share in case it saves anyone else some time.

I had the same symptoms as in the quotes and I also got an error when running:

bcdboot c:\windows

In some cases you need to copy the files to the hidden system partition, which does not have a drive letter by default.

So, find that partition and assign it a drive letter using:

diskpart
list disk
select disk #
(select the Windows drive)
list volume
selection volume # (select the System volume)
assign letter=z
exit

Now you can run bcdboot against the system volume:

bcdboot c:\windows /s z: /f ALL

Hope that helps someone from having to dive as far as I did!
 

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#10
Open command prompt

Type in command line

bootrec /rebuildbcd
no dice on this either

I go:


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.
Sorry for the bump, but this post came up on the top of my google search and it took me a while to get this fully sorted out so I thought I'd share in case it saves anyone else some time.

I had the same symptoms as in the quotes and I also got an error when running:

bcdboot c:\windows

In some cases you need to copy the files to the hidden system partition, which does not have a drive letter by default.

So, find that partition and assign it a drive letter using:

diskpart
list disk
select disk #
(select the Windows drive)
list volume
selection volume # (select the System volume)
assign letter=z
exit

Now you can run bcdboot against the system volume:

bcdboot c:\windows /s z: /f ALL

Hope that helps someone from having to dive as far as I did!
Thank you bro.
i´d registered, only grateful to you.

It was the only method that worked.
 

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marks589

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Superbeef helped me too. Had to manually get the BCD file from a recovery USB that should work automatically. So frustrating. Time to get back into Linux. Thanks.
 

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