4 Ways to Fix Boot Configuration Data File Is Missing


Here are 4 ways to fix 'Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information' and recover its data.
Part 1. Recover Data from BCD Missing Windows
If you get an error message when you start Windows 10/8/7: "The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors (as shown below)," you don't need to worry about data loss.
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Part 2. FIX - Boot Configuration Data File Is Missing Some Required Information
WAY 1. Run Startup/Automatic Repair

To fix the BCD is missing issue, you can use the recovery tools on your installation media like DVD or USB to repair your Windows installation. Next, follow these steps:

1) Insert the Windows bootable installation disk and restart your PC. (Here, we take Windows 10 installation disk for example to show how to fix the error code: 0xc0000034.)

2) When prompted to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD, press any key to continue.

3) Select your language preferences in the Windows Setup interface, and click on Next.

4) Click on Repair your computer in the bottom-left.
5) Under Choose an option, select Troubleshoot.
6) On the Advanced options screen, click on Automatic Repair.
7) Wait until the Windows Automatic Repair complete.

WAY 2. Rebuild the BCD in Windows by using the Bootrec.exe tool
1) Insert the Windows bootable drive and boot from it.
2) Select your language preferences, and click Next.
3) After selecting language, press Shift + F10 to open command prompt.
4) Type the following commands and press Enter after each of them:

bootrec.exe /Rebuildbcd
bootrec.exe /Fixmbr
bootrec.exe /Fixboot
5) Type the following commands in cmd if the above command fails:

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

WAY 3. Set correct partition as active
Some users reported that they encountered "The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information" issue because they had set a wrong partition as active. And now, to fix the Boot Configuration Data file is missing issue, they need to set the correct partition as active
WAY 4. Create BCD

If you still get the error code: 0xc0000034 after trying the above 3 methods, you can try the last method - creating BCD. The steps are described here.

1) Insert the Windows bootable drive to your computer and boot from it.
2) Select your language preferences, and click on Next button to continue.
3) Click on Repair your computer.
4) Choose Troubleshoot.
5) Click on Command Prompt.
6) Type the following command and press Enter key.
bcdboot c:\windows
7) The above command will the copy BCDboot file from existing Windows partition to motherboard partition and create the BCD in the same partition.

8) Restart your PC.

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