Top 2 Tricks to Fix a ‘Boot Configuration Data File is Missing’ Error in Windows 10
In Windows 10 sometime user has to face an error code 0xc0000034, “The Boot Configuration Data file is missing.” This error is very irritating and it is recommended to fix it as soon as possible.
In Windows systems or laptops Boot Configuration Data (BCD) file is used for boot-time configuration, it is instead of Windows XP’s boot.ini file. Once your system or laptop’s Boot Configuration Data file gets damaged or corrupt or missing due to any internal or external issue then the Windows will not be able to boot.
One of the trick to fix this error is using the Installation Media according to the version of your operating system.
Don’t worry as after fixing this issue, your data will never get affected, and you can get it all back.
First of all you’ll need a DVD or USB stick storing Windows installation media. Download a utility from Microsoft here that will create Windows Installation Media.
Method 1: Automatic Repair
Step 1: Boot your system with the created Windows Installation media, select language, time and currency format, and the keyboard or input method. Then click Next.
Step 2: Select Repair your computer and choose Troubleshoot from Install Windows screen.
Note: Do not to select Install Windows option.
Step 3: Click on the Advanced options and choose Automatic Repair or Start-up Repair.
Step 4: Windows will automatically search the installed operating systems. Now choose your operating system to repair.
After the completion of repairing process, detach the bootable media and boot your system.
If this automatic repair fixes your issue by finding and repairing your computer, then Ok. Otherwise go to the second method given below.
After creating, follow below given steps:
Step 1: Insert your installation media into the Laptop/computer.
Step 2: Boot your system with the installation media, press F11 key during bootup. These keys can differ for different laptop’s model.
Step 3: After it click on the Next Windows Setup menu.
Step 4: Click “Repair your computer.”
Step 5: Select Troubleshoot.
Step 6: Choose “Advanced options.”
Step 7: Click on the “Command Prompt.”
Step 8: Type Bootrec /fixmbr and hit the enter key.
Step 9: Type Bootrec /fixboot and hit the enter key.
Step 10: Type Bootrec /scanos and hit the enter key.
Step 11: Again type Bootrec /rebuildbcd and hit the enter key.
Step 12: Type “A” in order to add the installation to the boot list and press enter.
Step 13: Enter Exit to exit from the command prompt.
Step 14: Click “Continue” to go to your desktop.