Fixing Error Code 0xc0000454, “The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors” in Windows 10
If you are in the process of booting up your computer but suddenly encountered an error saying, “The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors” with an error code of 0xc0000454, read on as this post will help you resolve the problem.
The error code 0xc0000454 occurs when you boot your computer and when the Windows Boot Manager encounters an issue with the Boot Configuration Data or BCD. The error code 0xc0000454 (STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_NVRAM_RESOURCES) signifies that there is no sufficient NVRAM or Non-Volatile Random Access Memory resources to complete the API. NVRAM is a component of the system based on the software that stores the Boot Configuration Data in an operating system. Usually a simple restart can resolve the problem. However, if you’ve already done that and it’s of no use, then there are other potential fixes you can check out to troubleshoot the problem.
To resolve the error code 0xc0000454, here are some potential fixes that should help:
Option 1 – Try to repair corrupted BCD
As mentioned, the error could also be due to corruption in BCD and to fix it, you can use Bootrec.exe – a built-in command line tool used to troubleshot issues related to boot up and Windows Startup. Before you run this tool, make sure that you have inserted a bootable USB or DVD into your computer. Once you have that covered, follow these steps:
- You need to go to the Advanced Startup Options.
- Then click on Troubleshoot.
- Next, select the Advanced Options and then Command Prompt.
- Once Command Prompt has been pulled up, enter each one of the following commands and in the sequence that they are given to rebuild BCD files and repair MBR files:
- Bootrec /Fixmbr
- Bootrec /FixBoot
- After you execute the commands given above, you should see a confirmation message that says, “The operation completed successfully”.
- Now type the “Bootrec /RebuildBCD” command to rebuild BCD.
- Finally, close Command Prompt and then restart your computer to successfully apply the changes made.
Option 2 – Try to run the Automatic Repair Utility
You might also want to use Automatic Repair in fixing the error. To do so, follow the steps below.
- You can start by creating and booting from a bootable Windows 10 USB Stick.
- After that, click on Repair your computer located on the bottom left corner when you are on the initial Windows Startup screen.
- Next, click on Troubleshoot and then on the other screen, click the Startup Repair option.
- Now select the operating system you want to repair. Once you do that, it will start to repair your operating system. Wait until the process is completed and then check if the problem’s now fixed.
Option 3 – Disable the Secure Boot in the BIOS
Disabling the Secure Boot in the BIOS settings is definitely recommended to resolve the error. To disable Secure Boot, here’s what you have to do:
- First, boot your computer into Windows 10.
- Next, go to Settings > Windows Update. From there, check if there is anything that you have to download and install if you see any available updates. Usually, OEMs send and update the list of trusted hardware, drivers, and operating systems for your computer.
- After that, go to the BIOS of your computer.
- Then go to Settings > Update & Security > Advanced Startup options. If you click on Restart Now, it will restart your computer and give you all the advanced options.
- Next, select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options. As you can see, this screen offers you further options including System restore, Startup repair, Go back to the previous version, Command Prompt, System Image Recovery and UEFI Firmware Settings.
- Select the UEFI Firmware Settings which will take you to the BIOS.
- From there, go to Security > Boot > Authentication tab where you should see Secure Boot. Note that every OEM has their own way of implementing the options so it varies.
- Next, set Secure Boot to Disabled and set Legacy Support to On or Enabled.
- Save the changes made and exit. Afterwards, your computer will reboot.
Option 4 – Try to reset the BIOS
If updating the BIOS didn’t help in fixing the error, you can try to reset the BIOS instead.
- Start your computer and tap the F10 key during the booting process to enter the BIOS. If it does not work, you can try tapping the F1 or F2 key as well as the Del key.
- Once you’re already in the BIOS, tap the F9 key to get the prompt to RestoreLoad default configuration now for the BIOS.
- Next, click on Yes and then follow the next on-screen instructions that appears to set the BIOS back to its default settings.
- Once you’re done restoring the default settings of the BIOS, restart your computer and then check if it now boots properly.
The given fixes above should fix the “The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors” error when running System Restore. On the other hand, if you have other system-related issues that need some fixing on your Windows 10 PC, there is a one-click solution known as Restoro you can try to fix them. This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below.
Perform a full system scan using Restoro. To do so, follow the instructions below.
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.