How to Fix a Boot Configuration Data File is Missing Error in Windows 10

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edited June 2021 in Software

This article explains how to fix a boot configuration data file is missing error: error code 0XC0000034.

  1. Insert Windows 10 installation media DVD or USB flash drive.
    Boot to the media. For example, press F11 during boot up on a PowerSpec computer to select the installation media as the boot device.

    PowerSpec computer Boot Menu

  2. At the Windows setup menu, select language, time and currency format, and keyboard layout. Then choose Next.

    Windows Setup Next

  3. Choose Repair your computer.

    Repair your computer

  4. Choose Troubleshoot.

    Choose an option Troubleshoot

  5. Select Advanced options.

    Advanced options

  6. Pick Command Prompt. The PC will restart and boot into Command Prompt. It may ask you to enter the administrator password for the PC.

    Command Prompt

  7. Type Bootrec /fixmbr and press the enter key.

    Bootrec fixmbr command

  8. Type Bootrec /fixboot and press the enter key.

    Bootrec fixboot command

  9. Type Bootrec /scanos and press the enter key.

    • Type Bootrec /rebuildbcd and press the enter key.
    • Type Y or Yes to add the installation to the boot list and press the enter key.
    • Exit the command prompt window with the X button.
    • Select Continue to Exit and continue to Windows 10.

    Continue to Windows 10
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