How to Fix BSOD (Blue Screen) Error 0xc00000034 “Boot Configuration Data File”

Bluescreen errors are probably the most difficult errors to resolve on Windows. They can appear across all Windows platforms, at any time, without any warning and for any reason. They usually show that the device is severely damaged or that the operating system shut itself down to avoid more damage to either the programs or the hardware.


In the case of 0xC00000034 Bluescreen error, it indicates that the Boot Configuration File is damaged or misplaced. This file holds information crucial for starting up the operating system, which means that without it, you’re left with an unusable device. To fix the 0xC00000034 error, follow the steps below.

Method 1: Use the installation media with the Automatic Repair option

After placing the installation media in the computer, restart the computer. It will boot up and show a black screen with the message “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”. After you do so, choose the time and select the keyboard type. Click “Repair your computer”. Click “Troubleshoot” found under “Choose an option”, click “Advanced options”, click “Automatic Repair” and finally, select your operating system. Windows will then attempt to repair the installation by using files from the inserted media. If that solution fails, follow the steps below to repair the operating system manually.

Method 2: Use the installation media with the Command Prompt option for manual repair

This method is similar to Method 1, and goes: Insert media > Press any key > Repair your computer > Troubleshoot > Choose an option > Advanced options, but instead of clicking on “Automatic Repair” found under Advanced Options, you will click on the “Command Prompt” option. This will bring up a screen where you can type in text, and type the following commands, hitting Enter after each one:

If you chose the wrong letter, you’ll get the error: “Failure when attempting to copy boot files”. Otherwise, you’ll get the message, “Boot files successfully created.” Restart the computer and you should no longer get the 0xC00000034 bluescreen error.

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