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error reading boot configuration data

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#1 drbobj


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:54 PM

Have a HP compaq 6300 pro running windows 7 pro. today computer would not boot,


black screen came up it asks me to insert installation disc


scrolling down it lists the following


file \boot\BCD


Status: 0xc000000f


info: an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.




unfortunately since windows came preinstalled there was no installation disc


when I went to the windows support site to download one https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/home

it said since it was preinstalled to contact manufacturer.


my support/ waranty with HP for this computer has ended


Thanks in advance for any assistance in this matter


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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 01:08 PM

If you have access to another Windows 7 computer create a System Repair Disk. Boot it and do a Startup Repair. It may take up to three attempts to fully do the repair. If you have 64bit then you would need to find a Windows 7 64bit computer.



#3 drbobj

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 01:28 PM


Thanks for the reply, I was just on chat with HP they are landmailing me the inst discs, At this time my other computers are windows 8 or 10,

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