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Error on my Toshiba laptop: \Boot\BCD

anjixx - Latest answer on Jan 2, 2010 08:24PM
Hello,
I seem to have a problem with my Toshiba laptop.
when i switch it on, it tells me that : Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause to fix the problem. To cut the long story short, the error it shows me is:
File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0x000000f
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
PLEASE, does ant one have any idea on how to fis this problem without me losing the data that I have?
Thank you!!!!
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It should fix this problem on your PC. Startup Repair is also valuable in
fixing significantly broken Vista as well as problems booting into Windows.

1) Try Startup Repair:

How to Use Startup Repair: (Any of the links provide screen shots)

2) You can use the Vista DVD or F8 to the Options Menu to try the
bootrec.exe tool switches:

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to
troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

Windows Vista no longer starts, and Startup Repair does not fix problem
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934540

The commands I use are:

bootrec /Rebuild BCD
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /Fixboot

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They can either be used from a command prompt reached from the Vista DVD or
you can F8 to the options menu and select Safe Mode with Command:

A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP/and Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/

3) You can F8 to the Options menu and try 3 Safe Modes to reach a system
restore point, and you can also try Last Known Good Configuration. I
recommend trying all 3 Safe Modes except with VGA because often one works
when the others won't.

Good luck,

You can use the Vista DVD or F8 to the Options Menu to try the
bootrec.exe tool switches:

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to
troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
anjixx- Jan 2, 2010 08:14PM
Hello,
When I repeatedly clicked on F8, nothing happened, it just went onto the black error page.
And I dont know what Vista DVD is. Do I have to buy the c.d?
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The Vista install disk is a DVD. It looks like you will need to take the PC to a repair shop. Sorry
anjixx- Jan 2, 2010 08:21PM
seriously? cuz when i took it they said to make sure i dont lose my data, i should pay 190 bucks!!!! but if i get a windows 07 c.d will that work too?
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Windows 7 will probably erase ALL your data. It better to pay someone to fix your computer.
anjixx- Jan 2, 2010 08:24PM
oohhh... Thanks a lot though....
:)
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