I have a newly purchased Dell Inspiron 660s with Windows 8 preloaded. After the initial boot and loading Windows Updates (which required a reboot), the machine boots to a blue screen with the following information.
Your PC needs to be repaired.
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
Error code: 0xc0000034
The retail purchased package did not come with a Windows 8 CD or a recovery disk so it seems my "toolbox" is limited. Any help in revitalizing my machine would be greatly appreciated.
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How would I go about doing the same?
@Durzika - According to your thread, you purchased your system in Jan'13, so I don't know if any retailer is going to take back a system that old.
Not saying you shouldn't try, but your best bet may be to get the Win 8 Reinstallation media from Dell, wipe the hard drive, and start over. Yes, it's a pain, but that should get things working again.
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I have a question about re-installing Win 8. I am trying to do it right now and having issues. The HD in the factory setup had multiple partitions, OS, System, Recovery... When you say "wipe the hard drive" does that mean wipe all the partitions or clean the whole drive? As of now I have formatted the OS partition and then tried to re-install from the Dell disk to that partition but it is failing. I have an original recovery image as well but I am trying to install to a new SSD which I did have running well a few days ago. I would rather not go back to the original recovery as it requires going back to the regular HD.