How to Fix Error Code 0xc0000098 in Windows 10/8/7 | Boot Configuration Data BCD File is Missing



This video will show you how to easily fix boot loop issue with Error code 0xc0000098 in windows 10, windows 8 and windows 7 with the following blue screen of windows recovery error message:
Your PC/Device Need to be Repaired. Followed by one of the followings details:
The boot configuration Data file doesn’t contain valid information data for an operating system.
File:BCD
Error code: 0xc0000098
OR
The boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
File:BootBCD
Error code: 0xc000000f

Examples of other blue screen error codes that are related to BCD or Boot Configuration Data issues: error code: 0xc000014c, error code: 0xc00000bb, error code: 0xc0000034 and error code: 0xc0000001.

Example of other error messages that related to BCD:
Your device ran into a problem and needs to restart,
The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry in Windows 7, or The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information for an operating system in Windows 8.
Also you have to know that in GPT disk computers, the path to BCD will be:
File:EFIMicrosoftBootBCD

If you have inaccessible Boot Device OR OTHER STARTUP ERRORS, watch this video:
After windows updates or or any source:

After BIOS updates or changes in settings:

How to create a bootable USB of windows recovery using android mobile:

Video Contents with used command lines:
1- How to boot into recovery mode with or without CD or DVD.
2- How to check health status of disks.
3. MAIN SOLUTION FOR ALL WINDOWS VERSIONS AND BOTH GPT AND MPR SYSTEMS:
Open command prompt (CMD)
BCDEDIT
Bcdboot D:Windows

The BCDBoot tool can fix boot issues in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008.

4.1: How to determine the type of disk scheme whether is a GPT or an MPR and how to determine the Boot partition:
Diskpart
list disk
Sel Disk 0
list vol

4.3: Assign the C: letter to Windows partition:
Sel vol 1
Assign Letter C:

4.4: the differences between GPT and MPR systems:
BCDEdit
In BIOS boot or MPR-based system, the boot manager called Bootmgr and its path is:
System Drive Bootmgr.
In GPT or UEFI-based system, the boot manager called Bootmgfw.efi and its path is:
EFIMicrosoftBootbootmgfw.efi.
The boot manager is stored in separated partition called System Reserved Partition for both GPT and MPR disks. This partition or volume usually have a FAT32 format.
Also the windows loader called winload.exe In MPR-based system or winload.efi file in GPT or UEFI-based system, however, the Windows NT OS Kernel is called ntoskrnl.exe in both GPT and MPR.
The path for both winload and kernel files is same which is:
SystemRootsystem32 folder.

4.5: Repair BCD data in MPR (and gpt) systems:
Bootrec /rebuildbcd
Bootrec /fixmbr
Bootrec /fixboot
If you received Access is Denied error message, execute the following command to fix that:
bootsect/nt60 sys

4.6- Rebuild BCD manually in MPR-based systems.
Bootrec /rebuildbcd
bcdedit /export C:BCDbackaup
Attrib C:bootbcd -h -s -r
ren c:bootbcd bcd.old
OR
del c:bootbcd

Bootrec /rebuildbcd

4.7- Enable or disable options in Startup Settings:
Disable automatics restart after failure
Disable early-launch Anti-Malware protection
Disable drivers signature enforcement

4.8. Rebuild BCD manually in GPT or UEFI systems.
Diskpart
List disk
is UEFI.
Sel disk 0
List vol
Sel vol ?
assign letter=V:
Exit
V:
format V: /FS:FAT32
in windows 10 1709 and older:
MD EFIMicrosoftBoot
cd /d V:EFIMicrosoftBoot
bootrec /FixBoot
bcdboot c:Windows /l en-us /s V: /f All
in windows 10 1709 or newer (1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004), …etc.:
bcdboot C:windows /s V: /f UEFI

4.9 – UNSPECIFIC TOOLS TO FIX SYSTEM AND DISK ISSUES:
4.9.A- Check and fix disk errors using DISK Checker Tool.
CHKDSK C: /F /R /X

4.9.B- Use DISM tool to check and fix system errors:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
DISM /Image:C: /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
DISM /Image:C: /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:WIM:E:Sourcesinstall.wim:1 /LimitAccess
MD C:Scratch
DISM /Image:C: /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /ScratchDir:C:Scratch

4.9.C- USE SYSTEM FAILES CHECKER OR SFC TO CHECK AND FIX SYSTEM ERRORS:
sfc /scannow

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