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  1.    10 Oct 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10

    The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors


    I came home one day and got a blue screen when trying to start up my computer. The error said "a required device isn't connected". I tried solving this problems in a lot of ways but I think I only made things worse cause now the error says

    "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired

    The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

    File: \Boot\BCD

    Error code: 0x000000f

    You’ll need to use recovery tools. If you don’t have any installation media, contact your PC administrator or PC/Device Manufacturer."

    I've read through countless peoples posts about the same problem and different possible solutions but haven't found anything to solve my problem.

    I’ve booted from a recovery drive, selected ‘Repair your computer’ and tried to rebuild the MBR and BCD via the Command Prompt Option. I’ve run the following commands:

    bootrec /fixmbdr
    The operation completed successfully.

    bootrec /scanos
    Successfully scanned Windows installations.
    Total identified Windows installations: 0
    The operation completed successfully.

    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    Successfully scanned Windows installations.
    Total identified Windows installations: 0
    The operation completed successfully.

    bcdedit /export c:\bcdbackup
    The store export operation has failed.
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    I've tried using Kyhi's recovery tools (Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums) but I'm not sure what to do with it to fix my problem. When I try to use easyBCD I can't locate the BCD Registry that is supposed to be in the Boot folder.
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    In MiniTool Partition Wizard it seems to me like everything is fine.
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    Basically I have Kyhi's recovery tools but I don't know what to do with them. My hope is that anyone of you can tell me what to do.

    Please help me. Thank you.
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  2.    10 Oct 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,146
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Boot up KYHI's Rescue disk then run Macrium. Click on "restore" tab then click on "Fix Windows Boot Problems". Reboot to see if the problem is fixed.
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  3.    11 Oct 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your answer.

    I believe I've tried that with no avail but I will try it again when I get home to make sure and post the results here.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    11 Oct 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,980
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Basics- Make sure your disk is ok.
    Please run HD Tune from Kyhi's disk and post the result (Health tab)
    You can also do a surface scan with that. (Error Scan)
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  5.    11 Oct 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you, I'll make sure to try that as soon as I get home.
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  6.    11 Oct 2017 #6
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,232
    Mac OS Sierra

    See this about fixing the BCD. That database can get hosed up and with that, comes the headaches. Repair Windows BCD
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  7.    11 Oct 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    To topgundcp.

    I followed your instructions but Macrium could not find an operating system. See image below.
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    I pressed next anyway and selected C: and pressed next again.

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    I ran the fix and everything seems to have worked fine. I then restarted my computer.

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    I was greeted with a new error

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    Any idea on what to do next?



    To dalchina.

    Here's the result from the HD Tune Health tab.

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    I am currently doing an error scan with no damaged blocks after 15 minutes. I will leave it on and come back later and post the result.



    To bro67.

    Thank you for your suggestion. I will try it after the error scan is completed and post the results.



    So to summarize I currently have this error when trying to boot my computer.

    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    <Windows root>\system 32\hal.dll.


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  8.    11 Oct 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,980
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    For interest see:
    How To Fix Hal.dll Errors in Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista

    some of which you've attempted. Here are two points from that I noted- feel free to explore more.

    Note the point about checking the boot order in your BIOS.
    That also points to this:
    How to Use Bootsect /nt60 to Update the VBC to BOOTMGR

    You're approaching the point where I'd suggest:
    1. Image your Windows partition (I assume that's your 'New Big Disk'). (Using e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) ).
    2. Clean install Windows, check it boots ok.
    3. Replace the new Windows partition by restoring your image to it.
    4. Run Startup Repair.
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  9.    11 Oct 2017 #9
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 157
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1794

    About the "hal.dll" error:

    First remove the external USB stick (Win 10 PE) from your PC's USB connections - then try to reboot your PC one time more!
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  10.    11 Oct 2017 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you both, I will try what you've said tomorrow.
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