Fix boot error on Windows 7/8/10 which says 0xc0000098 – “The Windows Boot Configuration Data File doesn’t contain a valid OS entry”

This is the easiest way to fix this error.
You will need a Windows Installation Media to Fix this error.

Step1 : Insert the Windows Installation disk into your CD tray
Step 2 : Boot into the inserted disk
Step 3 : Go to ‘Troubleshoot’ and then ‘Command Prompt’
Step 4 : In the cmd window, type the following
bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot

Now, boot your computer from the OS manager, and the error must be fixed.

If you have any doubts regarding this, feel free to comment below.
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52 COMMENTS

  1. When I put in bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd it says it has identified 1 windows installation and then asks if I want to add it to the boot list. I have options yes/no/all. What do I do?

  2. On my Windows 7 ultimate the command “rebuildbcd” sometimes doesn’ t work and when it does and the bcd is rebuilt another missing file appears as a driver or another file missing yet.How can i fix it without reinstalling the operating system?I tried to update but i failed….

  3. i had 2 windows and after ” rebuild bcd” cmd said “total id wind ins = 2” and asked me to add [1] then [2]
    yes[y] or no [n] or all [a]
    i chose y in two times and the 2 windows appears now in startup
    thanks

  4. Hi first command is successful but second two say the system cannot find the path specified, can you help please

  5. I have face the problem when I change the os from 10_ 7 its show boot bcd error…….if u call me plz what I do………I want your help

  6. This is the most frustrating thing ever….wtf. I bought the USB stick and I switched it to boot first. It starts the load gets to 64 bit or 32 and I pick 64 than loads a little than the black screen comes up. I can’t even get a blue screen or the logo…wtf

  7. None of this worked for me.
    Try this, boot to the windows disk
    Select Command Prompt (as per the video)
    Type the following followed each by enter:

    Diskpart
    List volume
    Select volume_____ (select Fat32 volume) need a space after volume (select volume 5)
    Assign letter=z
    Exit

    bcdboot c:windows /s z: /f UEFI

    Exit and reboot.

  8. yeah… after bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd it says windows installations found 1 NOW WHAT? add installation to boot list?

  9. For me the boot doesn’t load from the disk or usb. Is there any other way to fix this or go to start up repair???

  10. i am not geeting that language select screen or repair your computer option, i m trying to boot from pen drive, whenever i click on boot through usb drive, it asks me to press any key, when i press any key, the error occurred, i have no idea how to fix it, please help me out here

  11. Sir, my computer doesnot support bootable usb,(phoenix award software) how to boot from cd? Please help

  12. if u not have windows cd u can create a bootable usb using powe iso its can help u from the porblem use power iso only do not use another bootable creater

  13. i have one question but its from a different error its the automatic repair im having some complications i have a few questions to ask if
    What is on the c drive because every single tine I tried to copy and past 0 files were copied but the thing that is confusing me is i have over 500gb in just files and its saying that theres 0 files other thing is i figure that the main account on my pc doesn’t have any files because thats account i don’t use i use my second account does all my second stuff go to the c drive as well please respond back because i need my pc fixed 🙂 i would appreciate for some help

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