FIX Boot Configuration Data Missing BSOD Error 0x000000f on Windows 10/8/8.1

Last updated on November 1st, 2018

This tutorial contains instructions to fix the following blue screen problems on a Windows 10 based computer: "Boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors. File:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD. Error Code: 0x000000f" or ""Boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors. File:\Boot\BCD. Error Code: 0x000000f" 

The BSOD error 0x000000f, can appear on any Windows version, commonly after an improperly computer shutdown (e.g. power outage) or after an unsuccessful Windows update.

FIX Boot Configuration Data Missing

 

How to fix Boot Configuration Data Missing – BSOD Error 0x000000f on Windows 10 & 8 OS.

In order to resolve the 0x000000f Boot error, you need to start your computer from a Windows installation/recovery media. If you don't own a Windows Installation Media, then you can create one (corresponding to your Windows Edition and Version) directly from Microsoft.

Method 1. Fix Boot Configuration Data using BOOTREC tool.
Method 2. Repair Boot Configuration Data using BCDBOOT tool.

 

Method 1. Fix Boot Configuration Data using BOOTREC tool.

1. Power on your PC and boot from a Windows 10 installation/recovery media.
2. At the Windows Setup screen press SHIFT + F10 to access command prompt, or choose Next –> Repair your computer –> Troubleshoot –> Advanced Options –> Command Prompt.

windows setup screen

 

3. In command prompt type the following commands in order:

  • bootrec /fixmbr
  • bootrec /fixboot
  • bootrec /scanos    *

* Note: If after executing the "bootrec /scanos" command you receive that "Total identified Windows installations = 0" then give the following commands, before you continue to next step:

    • bcdedit /export C:\bcdbackup
    • C:
    • cd boot
    • attrib bcd -s -h –r
    • ren C:\boot\bcd bcd.old

4. Rebuild Boot Configuration Data:

  • bootrec /rebuildbcd

5. Press "A" to Add installation to boot list and press Enter.

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6. Close all windows and restart your computer. If Windows still fails to boot, then try Method-2 below.

 

Method 2. Repair Boot Configuration Data using BCDBOOT tool.

1. Power on your PC and boot from a Windows 10 installation/recovery media.
2. At the Windows Setup screen press SHIFT + F10 to access command prompt, or choose Next –> Repair your computer –> Troubleshoot –> Advanced Options –> Command Prompt.

windows setup screen

 

3. In command prompt type the following commands in order:

  • diskpart
  • select disk 0
  • list partition

4. Note the size in Megabytes of System Partition. *

* e.g. As you can see at the screenshot below, the partition size of System partition is 99 MB.

repair boot configuration data windows 10 & 8

 

5. Find out the volume number of the system partition * and the drive letter of OS drive,** by typing this command:

  • list volume

* At the previous step we found that the system partition is 99 MB. So, from the screenshot below, we understand that the System partition is the "Volume 2".

** The OS Drive, is the drive where the Windows installed. Commonly this is the "Volume 0", the largest volume on the list. At this example the OS drive is located at "C" drive letter.

fix boot configuaration data windows 10-8

 

6. Select the System partition and assign a drive letter to it. Then exit DISKPART:

  • select volume 2    *
  • assign letter=Z
  • exit

* Note: Change the Volume number according your case.

fix BCD windows 10-8

 

7. Finally, in command prompt give this command:

  • bcdboot C:\windows /s Z: /f ALL

* Note: Replace the letter "C", according the drive letter of the OS volume at your case.

repair boot files windows 10-8

8. Close all windows, remove the Windows Recovery media and try to boot in Windows normally. If Windows doesn't boot, then follow the same steps, but at the end, type this command:

  • bcdboot C:\windows /s Z: /f UEFI

repair boot files uefi windows 10-8

 

9. Close all windows, remove the Recovery media and restart your system

That's it! Let me know if this guide has helped you by leaving your comment about your experience. Please like and share this guide to help others.

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