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An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data


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#1 rob99911

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:59 AM

Hi

 

This is the full error message I encountered--> An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data File: \Boot\BCD

 

1) I have an old Dell Vostro 410, Windows Vista, configured to RAID 1 the whole time.
 
2) I wasn't able to boot it up one day, pressing the on button only got an amber light momentarily. From the symptom,  I replaced the CMOS battery as suggested by someone online and the PC was able to be powered up but it got to a blue screen--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/nyeoq0gwz4i3f2b/2013-12-21%2000.44.17.jpg
 
3) I realized that's because all the settings on BIOS has been wiped out after I took out the old battery, the "SATA mode" in BIOS was set to IDE instead of RAID, so I set it back to RAID as shown--> https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6oxdg8m092v0vr/2013-12-23%2000.01.31.jpg
 
4) I tried rebooting the the system again, this time I can see that RAID has been setup accordingly-->  https://www.dropbox.com/s/a708qln2oehrm75/2013-12-23%2000.03.57.jpg   and  https://www.dropbox.com/s/1sfrpfrxtkgke2n/2013-12-22%2023.58.37.jpg
 
5) But the rebooting was terminated with the message "an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data" --> https://www.dropbox.com/s/orgkn29qaj0nxsb/2013-12-22%2017.48.20.jpg 
 
6) Following the on screen instruction, I tried booting from "Windows installation" CD to repair it, however after pressing a key on the following screen, https://www.dropbox.com/s/fhvd1qesdnxrtm1/2013-12-22%2017.56.35.jpg , all I got was a black blank screen with the cursor on the top left corner and nothing else happened (even after 20 mins wait)
 
Someone please kindly help me, I hope I don't have to wipe out my system. Thank you!
 


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:33 AM

When you removed the CMOS battery it set the BIOS to the default settings.  I suspect you will have to rebuild your RAID configuration.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:55 AM

When you removed the CMOS battery it set the BIOS to the default settings.  I suspect you will have to rebuild your RAID configuration.

Thanks for the reply, may I know how should I go about that? I've already set the "SATA Mode" back to "RAID" here-->  https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6oxdg8m092v0vr/2013-12-23%2000.01.31.jpg  

 

 

RAID as been detected at these places too-->  https://www.dropbox.com/s/1sfrpfrxtkgke2n/2013-12-22%2023.58.37.jpg  and https://www.dropbox.com/s/a708qln2oehrm75/2013-12-23%2000.03.57.jpg  

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:08 AM

There is a possibility that the RAID 1 is rebuilding, it can do this once the BIOS is set for it.  This could take a long time, ~ hour, so give it time and see if it rebuilds completely.


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