Win 8 Asus Netbook Boot configuration data file missing BSOD

September 18, 2014 at 15:29:12
Specs: Windows 8

My friend has an Asus Netbook laptop and has no recovery disks, the system when you switch it on has a blue screen stating the bo0t configuration data file is missing. How do we fix this.



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September 18, 2014 at 16:14:30
Seems to be a common issue with a lot of kit running win-8x...?

This link "may" be of help.

Not knowing the Asus netbook series, I'm presuming it doesn't have a built-in cd/dvd burner...? Which, if that is the case, does make any efforts to recover a working system a little risky with regard to data safety; as normally one would encourage anyone with a problem computer to copy all their files etc. to external media (typically dvd at least, and to check the copies are ok before proceeding further.

I found the above by pasting your post header (Asus Netbook Boot Configuration Data File Missing BSOD) into Google and seeing what came up; and there are other hits too out there - some via M$-land and some not. Might be worth to repeat my Google trawl too?

Incidentally it is very likely the netbook came a recovery partition, as generally nowadays actual cd/dvds are rare... And the link above does seems to suggest Asus use the recovery partition approach now?

Always useful - and wise... - to regularly copy all personal stuff/files to external storage; just in-case something happens with the computer that puts those important files etc. at risk. Sadly so many fail to do this and end up wishing they had...

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September 18, 2014 at 16:50:49
Hiya, unfortunately this did not work either, is there a site I can download a recovery disk as the laptop does have a cd drive?



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September 18, 2014 at 19:23:21
download asus recovery disk windows 8

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September 19, 2014 at 03:16:53
And as you do have a built-in cd/dvd drive (burner) I would definitely make efforts to safeguard data at this time; unless there isn't anything that you would wish to save at thus time?

Download and burn to a dvd a ubuntu ISO.

Boot with that dvd and then one can access the entire hard drive; copy whatever to external storage (DVD etc.).

Ubuntu is a (free) Linux variant; loads into RAM only; doesn't install itself to the hard drive - unless you opt to. The hard drive is merely a resource for the Linux system.

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