When a Windows Vista system is switched on, the boot sector loads the bootmgr file to access the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store, which uses its information to load the operating system. The BCD store is a firmware-independent database, which is used to store the boot time configuration data, and is very significant for the boot process. However, sometimes the BCD store gets corrupt and results in making the system unable to boot. In such cases, you should use appropriate corrective measures to resolve the issue. However, if you are not able to address the problem then you should use a Windows data recovery
software to recover the trapped data.
Consider a scenario wherein your Windows Vista system is unable to boot. An error message is displayed, that is:
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information”
The most possible cause of the aforementioned error message could be either (or both) of the following reasons:
The entry of the Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr) is missing in the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store.
The Boot\BCD file on the active partition is either corrupt or missing.
To resolve this error message and to be able to access the Windows Vista system, you should perform the following methods, preferably in the given order:
Repair the BCD store by using the Startup Repair option: In the Windows Recovery Environment, use the Startup Repair option to repair the BCD store.
Rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool: If the previous method is not able to resolve the issue, then you should use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to resolve the issue.
Rebuild the BCD store manually using the Bcdedit.exe tool: If you are still not able to rebuild the BCD store, then you should do it manually using the Bcdedit.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment.
Either of the aforementioned methods will be able to resolve the error. However, if you are still not able to address the issue then you should use a third-party partition recovery tools
to recover the lost partition. Such read-only tools are able to recover partition from all instances of corruption using sophisticated scanning algorithms.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recover
y is a Windows data recovery software that enables you to recover trapped data from both FAT and NTFS partitions. It is able to recover more than 185 different types of files from various storage media. Also, this partition recovery software is capable of recovering lost and deleted emails from MS Outlook and Outlook Express. It is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, and 2000. In addition, this software is packaged with a Boot CD that is quite handy when the system is unable to boot.