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Boot Configuration Data file missing

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September 23, 2013 11:39:37 PM

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

File:\BCD
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?

Dell XPS 8700
i7-4770 processor 3.4GHz
12GB RAM Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz
1GB AMD RadeonHD 7570 GDDR5 (card the computer came with)
2GB EVGA Superclocked GTX 660 (card I tried switching to)

Anyone have an answer to any of the problems I have?
a c 381 * Windows 8
a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2013 12:06:18 AM

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...
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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...
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