Windows is quite a commonly used Operating System worldwide. You can run it on any PC by just installing it from a CD/USB drive. Usually, when you boot a Windows device, it checks for all the necessary configuration files to run a successful and flawless startup. So if any of the startup files are corrupted or faulty, then this can cause errors. Among which the Windows 10 boot configuration data file is missing is the most common error.
Basically, this error is led by an error code 0xc0000034 and also the error is known as Blue Screen of Death(BSOD). Not to worry if you are facing the same error on your PC, here we have provided solutions for you.
How to fix Boot Configuration Data for Your PC is Missing?
Here we have discussed 5 ways to fix the “Boot Configuration Data is missing Windows 10”. In order to solve this error, go through the article until the end to solve the error. Also, check which of the solutions works for you.
Solution 1: Reboot from Recovery Drive
This process is only applicable if you have created a recovery drive before. In order to fix the error, you just have to reboot the PC from the recovery drive. Follow the instructions below to do so.
- First, insert the recovery CD or connect the recovery USB drive into the PC
- Then you have to restart the PC. To do that, press and hold the Ctrl + Alt + Delete.
- Now, press and hold on F12 while starting the Windows, to boot from the recovery CD or USB.
- Thereafter, when the PC starts, select the “Windows Repair” option.
- Then just follow the onscreen instructions to successfully boot the Windows in Recovery Mode.
Solution 2: Run “Automatic Repair” when the Windows Starts
It is not possible to take a recovery drive every time, so you can run an “Automatic Repair” to fix the error. Proceed with the steps listed below to fix the error.
- Insert the Windows bootable drive to the PC.
- Then when the drive is detected by the PC, it will prompt “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD” option, press any key to continue.
- Now, you have to select the language that you want to use on your PC and click Next to continue.
- Thereafter, click on the Repair Your Computer option.
- Now, you have to select the Troubleshoot option which is located under the Choose an option.
- When the Advanced Options window shows, click on the Automatic Repair option to continue.
- You have to wait until the process is complete.
After that, restart your PC and check if the issue is solved or not.
Solution 3: Fix with Command Prompt
After following the above solution, if the error is not fixed, then you can try to rebuild the boot configuration data by using the Bootrec.exe. Check out the below steps.
- You have to insert a Windows Bootable drive and then you have to choose to boot from it.
- Now, you have to select the language that you want to use on your PC. Click on Next to continue.
- Once you have selected the language, now you have to Shift key + F10 to run the Command Prompt.
- Next, you have to type the following command followed by pressing the Enter.
bootrec.exe /Rebuildbcd, bootrec.exe /Fixmbr; bootrec.exe /Fixboot
However, if the above fails then you can type the following.
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
- Lastly, type exit and then hit the Enter button.
Once all of the above steps are complete, now you have to restart the system and check if the error is fixed or not.
Solution 4: Restore to Factory Settings
You can opt for this option when none of the repair methods work to fix the error. You just have to reset the factory setting of the PC. However, this process will erase all the data that you are having in the system. So before you go with the step, remember to take a backup of the data that you have in the System.
Solution 5: Replace the Hard Drive
Even after resetting the Windows to factory setting, if it still shows “Boot Configuration Data is missing Windows 10”, then most probably the problem is with the hard drive. This might happen due to a faulty or corrupted hard drive on the PC. Therefore, all you can do is to replace the hard drive with a new one.
Solution 6: Change to Correct Partitions as Active
According to many users, this error occurs due to the wrong partition as active in Windows. So to fix this, all you need is to change the active Partition to the right one. Well for that, you have to use a third-party application by installing it on another PC and thereby changing to the correct partition to fix the error. You can find a lot of third-party options to choose from.
After applying the above methods in the same way as it has been described here, you will be able to get rid of this error in your Windows 10 PC.