Fix Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information

Fix Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information

Fix Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information: When you start your PC and suddenly an error pop up saying “The boot configuration data file is missing some required information” and you are unable to boot to your windows is because your BCD (Boot Configuration Data) is corrupted or missing.

Fix Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information

The Boot Configuration Data file is missing generally accompanied by an error code 0xc0000034 and this error is a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error which results in a serious problem but don’t worry the fix is quite simple just follow the below steps to troubleshoot this issue.

Fix Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information

Method 1: Run Startup/Automatic Repair

1.Insert the Windows 10 bootable installation DVD and restart your PC.

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

Press any key to boot from CD or DVD

3.Select your language preferences, and click Next. Click Repair your computer in the bottom-left.

Repair your computer

4.On choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot.

Choose an option at windows 10 automatic startup repair

5.On Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced option.

select advanced option from troubleshoot screen

6.On the Advanced options screen, click Automatic Repair or Startup Repair.

run automatic repair

7.Wait til the Windows Automatic/Startup Repairs complete.

8.Restart and you have successfully Fix Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information, if not, continue.

Also, read How to fix Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC.

Method 2: Repair your Boot sector or Rebuild BCD

1.Using above method open command prompt using Windows installation disk.

Command prompt from advanced options

2.Now type the following commands one by one and hit enter after each one:

a) bootrec.exe /FixMbr
b) bootrec.exe /FixBoot
c) bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

bootrec rebuildbcd fixmbr fixboot

3.If the above command fails then enter the following commands in cmd:

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

bcdedit backup then rebuild bcd bootrec

4.Finally, exit the cmd and restart your Windows.

5.This method seems to Fix Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information but if it doesn’t work for you then continue.

Method 3: Create BCD

1.Now open the command prompt as shown above and type the following command:

bcdboot c:\windows

2.The above command copy BCDboot file from Windows partition to the motherboard partition.

3.Restart your PC and check if the problem is resolved or not.

Method 4: Set correct partition as active

1.Again go to Command Prompt and type: diskpart

diskpart

2.Now type these commands in Diskpart: (don’t type DISKPART)

DISKPART> select disk 1
DISKPART> select partition 1
DISKPART> active
DISKPART> exit

mark active partion diskpart

Note: Always mark the System Reserved Partition (generally 100mb) active and if you don’t have a System Reserved Partition then mark C: Drive as the active partition.

3.Restart to apply changes and see if the method worked.

That’s it, you have successfully Fix Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information but if you still have any queries regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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1 Comment

  1. Error Critical Process Died
    Win 10 boot fails.. can not find win installation.

    Tried to rebuild bcd but it fails at the
    “attrib bcd -s -h – r command”.
    Now that I changed the disk and partition to 1, it automatically boots into recovery mode.
    I previously
    I used to be able to bypass bluescreen by F5 restart without driver enforcement but after a win update windows is now corupted.

    I tried booting from a disk and usb and changing boot order in bios and enabling legacy but no luck.

    I’ve tried chkdsk /r m
    regedit
    scandsk
    bootrec

    I have no recovery backups and am trying to fix this without losing all my files..

    Please let me know what you would reccomend.

    Thanks

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