Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information – 0xc0000034

If you receive a Your PC needs to be repaired, The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information, 0xc0000034, message on your Windows 10/8/7 computer, then this post may help you.

The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc0000034

Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information

The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information – 0xc0000034

This error is received when the Boot Configuration or BCD file is missing some required information or has become corrupted. The accompanying error codes mentioned could be 0xc0000034 or 0x0000098.

The error message will usually include the suggestion that you will need to use the recovery tools on your installation media like DVD or USB to repair and recover your Windows installation.

To fix such errors, disconnect all external devices and then insert your installation media or connect your USB to your laptop, restart your computer, boot from the media, and select Repair your computer. You can download and also use Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to burn a bootable DVD or USB.

Next, select the Advanced options.

Under Advanced Startup Options you will see:

  • System Restore
  • System Image Recovery
  • Startup Repair
  • Command Prompt:
  • Startup Settings
  • Go back to the previous build.

Select Command Prompt and use it to rebuild your MBR, using the built-in bootrec tool. You need to run the following commands one after the other in the CMD window:

bootrec /RebuildBcd
bootrec /fixMbr
bootrec /fixboot

Restart your computer and see if any of these suggestions have helped you resolve the issue.

You may also use EasyBCD or Dual-Boot Repair to repair your BCD file. It also lets you repair MBR.

More ideas here: The operating system couldn’t be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

2 Comments

  1. MmeMoxie

    Oh, Andy – I wish that this article was done about 5 days ago. My Hubby’s PC did just this and I tried everything that I knew how to do trying to fix it. Bottom line, I had to re-install Windows 7 Home. Yes, I know – Windows 7? Both of our PCs were Windows 10 Free Upgrades. I do know how to get back to Windows 10, since I had to do it with my own PC, thank goodness. But if I could have done this, I just might have saved myself a lot of time and energy. This is a keeper for me. I think this could easily happen more often than not. ????

  2. Yosri Mekni

    Worked for me, thx

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