SCCM Error Code 0xc000000f boot configuration data missing

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In this post we are going to understand about the SCCM Error Code 0xc000000f boot configuration data missing which is observed during the SCCM OSD. We will also see some of the steps that can help us fix the boot configuration data missing error. Few months ago when i was working on SCCM operating system deployment for one my clients, I came across this error. The error was seen when i PXE booted a VM and laptop both. Well if you ask me, I had enabled the PXE and multicast on the DP. On the DHCP server I had configured options 66, 67 correctly. I verified that Windows Deployment Service was running fine on the distribution point. Many of you might look to remove and reinstall the PXE. Note that removing and reinstalling PXE may not fix this issue all the time.

So after the client is PXE booted using F12, I saw the following error on the screen.

Recovery

Your PC needs to be repaired.
The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

File: boot>bcd
Error code: 0xc000000f

SCCM Error Code 0xc000000f boot configuration data missing

Fix SCCM Error Code 0xc000000f boot configuration data missing

Here are some of the steps that you could try to fix the bcd missing issue –

1) The first and most important step is to check if all components such as boot images (x64 and x86), Operating system images, Task-Sequences are distributed to distribution point. If any of these content is not available with the distribution point then you may face the issues during the operating system deployment.

2) Check if both the boot Images (x64 and x86) are distributed to DPs. You should distribute both the boot images to the distribution point servers even though you are using x64 boot image only.

3) After you distribute the boot images to the distribution points, ensure that there are 2 folders inside the RemoteInstall > SMSImages folder on the distribution point. The RemoteInstall > SMSIMAGES folder will contain folders for each Boot Image. Each sub folder will have the name of the Package ID of the Boot Image.

SCCM Error Code 0xc000000f boot configuration data missing

 

4) The error was also observed on specific models of Dell laptops such as Dell E6420 with BIOS ver A02 and  E6430 with BIOS ver A009. In this case you need to verify if the hardware is running in Legacy mode (UEFI & SecureBoot features disabled). Ensure that you reformat the drive to MBR using DiskPart from a boot CD. All Windows OS can boot from a MBR disk, you can only boot from a GPT disk if you have a operating system that supports GPT and your motherboard has a EFI BIOS and is enabled.

5) During the troubleshooting of this issue, I have also witnessed this error on DP’s with missing files, as shown below. The first image below (on the left) shows the ‘RemoteInstall‘ directory, which houses all the necessary files to perform PXE booting. From experience I can tell that there are not enough folders. Look at the second image (on the right), when you compare both the images you see that there are many folders missing in the first image. This suggests a break in network communication during the DP installation. Try to copy the contents of a ‘RemoteInstall‘ directory from a known good (working) DP. This is not guaranteed to work, but is something you can quickly try. You will need to restart the WDS service on the problem DP after doing this. And the second one, uninstall the DP role and reinstall the DP role back. This will bring back the folders that were missing in RemoteInstall folder.

SCCM Error Code 0xc000000f boot configuration data missing

SCCM Error Code 0xc000000f boot configuration data missing

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  • Dave Schleissing

    Prajwal, Thanks so much for these wonderful tutorials! I have used almost all of them to install and configure our SCCM environment. I am working on OSD now and getting this boot error. It feels like I have tried every solution on Google by now and have reconfigured about 20 times. I have tried multiple hardware but just can’t get it to work. Any and all help would be appreciated!

  • Dave Schleissing

    Prajwal, Thanks so much for these wonderful tutorials! I have used
    almost all of them to install and configure our SCCM environment. I am
    working on OSD now and getting this boot error. It feels like I have
    tried every solution on Google by now and have reconfigured about 20
    times. I have tried multiple hardware but just can’t get it to work. Any
    and all help would be appreciated!

    • Angelo Hediger

      Hey Dave

      Could you manage to solve the problem?