When you boot your Windows machine, it checks all the necessary configuration files required to make a successful startup. Thus if any of the file involved in this process is corrupted or missing, Windows would not able to boot the system at all.
Today, in this article, we’ll talk about one such problem when the BCDboot file (responsible to boot the system) is corrupted or missing. In this case, you’re likely to receive following error when you boot the system:
Your PC needs to be repaired
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
Error code: 0xc0000034
The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again.
Must check also : There Was A Problem Refreshing Your PC. No Changes Were Made.
Next, moving on to Reset option, here you’ll receive this message:
Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing.
So both of there error messages clearly implies that you can’t use Reset or Refresh option. The only option we’re left with is making a clean install by formatting the drive. But if you’re having important data on the existing drive, I believe you won’t be able to convince yourself for clean install.
So here is how to fix this issue using System Recovery Drive:
FIX : The Boot Configuration Data File Is Missing Some Required Information In Windows 10/8.1/8
2. Previous step will result in opening of administrative Command Prompt. All you need to do is to enter following command and followed by Enter key:
Substitute C: with your system root drive letter in the above mentioned command. This command allows to copy BCDboot file from existing Windows partition to motherboard partition and creates the BCD store in the same partition.
3. So we’re almost done with troubleshooting, now you can remove the System Recovery Drive and reboot the machine. Your system should now boot into OS without any hitch.
Hope this helps, Good luck!