How do you BOOT into Windows 10 without an installation disk?

  1. milford's Avatar
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    Win 10 64 bit
       #1

    How do you BOOT into Windows 10 without an installation disk?


    My sons girlfriends laptop came up with this problem yesterday...

    0xc000000f: Error attempting to read the boot configuration data


    She has no Windows 10 installation Disk. The web page shows prior Windows had a Utility that could be downloaded to fix this problem. Is there anything that can be done for Windows 10?

    Nothing was changed on her laptop.
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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @milford,

    milford said:
    My sons girlfriends laptop came up with this problem yesterday...

    0xc000000f: Error attempting to read the boot configuration data


    She has no Windows 10 installation Disk. The web page shows prior Windows had a Utility that could be downloaded to fix this problem. Is there anything that can be done for Windows 10?

    Nothing was changed on her laptop.
    Was there an external HDD or USB attached when she booted?

    I hope this helps!
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 10,638
    Windows 10 Pro X64 2004 19041.331
       #3

    Follow this tutorial: How to Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 from

    Then you can follow the steps from the link:

    1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer. (boot from flash drive instead)
    2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
    3. Click "Repair your computer."
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Another method is to install Macrium Reflect Free on a working computer:
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    Create the Macrium rescue USB flash drive with it. Then boot her computer from the flash drive. Macrium Reflect has an excellent utility to fix Windows boot problems under the restore menu. It will fix many problems that the Windows 10 built in repair won't.
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 5,461
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    NavyLCDR said:
    Another method is to install Macrium Reflect Free on a working computer:
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    Create the Macrium rescue USB flash drive with it. Then boot her computer from the flash drive. Macrium Reflect has an excellent utility to fix Windows boot problems under the restore menu. It will fix many problems that the Windows 10 built in repair won't.
    I recommend trying that first too
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  6. Posts : 105
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    When you power on the PC if you see the windows logo quickly press the power button to shut it down. Repeat the same process 3 times and the PC will go to the recovery options where you can repair the issue.
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  7. milford's Avatar
    Posts : 223
    Win 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanks for the help. I;ll try these one after another and see what happens. Mabe the first one will work.
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