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  • I would like to know why microsoft arent giving anyone an answer to this problem i have even gone to the trouble of ringing there techs for an hour and a half but with no real results i even got a new vista disk sent to me as well and it happened again it appears that microsoft do not have the infinitive answer to this if they do then they should address this problem as it seems to be happeneing to every one.I asked a computer shop they said it was a memeory ram issue and advised me to take out all my ram i did this and it still came up with the error.i'm afraid at the moment i do not have an answer other than it must be vistas basic progrmming or upddtaes that are corrupt i have a 8gb ram a sata hard drive 1gb nvidia 9500 gt card and am running amd phenom quad core these together should run visa with no problems it isn't you i beleive it's vista.i wished you didn't have to keep putting in the disk to repair it is a pain and doesnt always work.
    Monday, March 09, 2009 11:07 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    I want to know whether you got the following error message while booting the computer

    ______________________________________

     

    Windows Failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cuase.

     

    File: \BOOT\BCD

    Status: 0xc000000F

    Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

    ______________________________________

     

    First try going into Windows safe mode with command line utility enabled. (F8 on bootup). In command console type chkdsk /f /r and enter Y for yes at the prompt. Wait for it to finish, it may take a while and then test the issue.

     

    If the problem persists, please continue with the following instructions.

     

    Rebuild BCD

    1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt

    7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER

    8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER

    9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER

      

    Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore

    1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next 

    6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.

    7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.

    8. Click Finish to restore the system.

     

    Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

    1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

    6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

    7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.

    8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

     

    Hope it helps!

     

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Wednesday, March 18, 2009 6:49 AM
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 10:58 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    I want to know whether you got the following error message while booting the computer

    ______________________________________

     

    Windows Failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cuase.

     

    File: \BOOT\BCD

    Status: 0xc000000F

    Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

    ______________________________________

     

    First try going into Windows safe mode with command line utility enabled. (F8 on bootup). In command console type chkdsk /f /r and enter Y for yes at the prompt. Wait for it to finish, it may take a while and then test the issue.

     

    If the problem persists, please continue with the following instructions.

     

    Rebuild BCD

    1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt

    7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER

    8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER

    9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER

      

    Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore

    1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next 

    6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.

    7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.

    8. Click Finish to restore the system.

     

    Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

    1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer. 

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next

    4. Click Repair your computer

    5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

    6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

    7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.

    8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

     

    Hope it helps!

     

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Wednesday, March 18, 2009 6:49 AM
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 10:58 AM
  • my point is y should i have to do any of this it shouldn't happen at all
    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 6:11 PM
  • The error shows that the boot manager is corrupt and you should perform the steps to repair the system. thanks for your time!

     

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4:45 AM