May 16th, 2008
Question: I can't boot up my Vista computer. When I try to start it I get the following error message - The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information.
I'm going to assume that this is the error message you are getting:
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information
First off, don't panic or do anything rash. Don't rush out to reinstall Windows. If you work through the information in Microsoft's knowledge base article you're almost certain of success - I've come across this issue a few times and never lost any data.
Microsoft offers three methods to fix this problem - if you're lucky, method 1 will fix the problem, if not then method 2 should do it. If you're really unlucky you might have to work through the tedious steps in method 3.
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