So I just got a new computer with Windows 8 pre-installed. I started it up and it worked fine, and so I tried to change the graphics card to my factory overclocked GTX 660 and it failed to appear to the monitor, instead just giving me 5 beeps. I switched back to the graphics card the computer came with, but now when starting up it says the computer needs to be repaired.
The exact message is:
Your PC needs to be repaired
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information
Error code: 0xc000000d
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.
How can I repair Windows 8? My computer didn't come with a windows 8 install cd, and I can't find a serial code. Am I going to have to contact Dell?
Without a Repair/Installation disk you're stuck. Best contact Dell for Recovery disks, but if you have a willing friend running W8 you could ask them to make a repair disk, at least get you into CMD prompt to try BCD edit...
It is possible to get into Safe Mode by holding down the Shift Key and mashing F8, but you'll probably wear out F8 trying...