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Error Code: 0xc0000034 in Windows xp Home SP1a RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using an HP Notebook 15 with Windows xp Home SP1a operating system. Received notification that another update was available. (I did not take note of the update specifics.) After update, I attempted a restart, and received "The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors" message along with Error Code: 0xc0000034

    Not being too smart about PC's, I have no idea what this means and even less idea about how to fix it. The laptop came with an "Operating System CD - MS Windows XP Home SP1a" - is it just a matter of inserting into the drive (and will I lose files?)?

    If this isn't the proper resolution, what is?

    p.s. Not sure if I picked right forum for this question, but it seems close...

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:48 PM

Answers

  • Thanks.- good to know for next time.

    Note - problem resolved. Sought help from an expert who determined i actualy have windows 10. Using his computer, he downloaded some boot repair file onto a usb drive, then restarted my computer using that file. Sorry, I do not know the name of the boot repair file.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:25 AM

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  • I'm afraid this is the wrong forum - you should repost your question in the WIndowsCommunity Forums here...

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-performance

    ...where experts will be able to help.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:05 AM
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  • Thanks.- good to know for next time.

    Note - problem resolved. Sought help from an expert who determined i actualy have windows 10. Using his computer, he downloaded some boot repair file onto a usb drive, then restarted my computer using that file. Sorry, I do not know the name of the boot repair file.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:25 AM
  • Now I'm confused! ;) - it's a little difficult to see how you could be on Windows 10 and think it's XP, since an upgrade from one to the other is extremely unlikely to be possible.

    Whatever - at least your problem is solved!

    Good luck.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:47 AM
    Answerer
  • Thanks for posting the solution and that you solve the issue
    +5 points for good behavior :-)

    Now you just need to remember to close the thread.
    In this case you can mark your explanation as the answer (it will not give you points as you asked the question but it will be "good behavior" to always close threads at the end


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