Error code: 0x000000f
The Boot Configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors.
The following notes may be of some help when trying to resolve the above error. Think the primary issue had to do with cloning a GPT drive to a RAID array that was using MBR. So think everything worked after converting it to GPT
All the commands are/were run from a recovery Command Prompt
Convert MBR disk to GPT
After running the following command the EFI directory was automatically created. The command is supposed to be non destructive. Change the disk to whichever disk your trying to change to gpt.
gpt2efi /validate /disk:0
If running the above command did not work then you may give the following command a try. Change the drive names where appropriate.
bcdboot c:\windows /s s: /f UEFI /v
You may be able to get away with just using
You can check if the above worked by seeing if it created any files in the directory, if new efi partition is S:, then from a command prompt run
Commands for recreating the EFI partition (WARNING! MAY DESTROY DATA!)
select disk # Note: Select the disk where you deleted the EFI System partition.
create partition efi
format quick fs=fat32
Problem: Can’t set default program for .blend files to Windows store version of Blender
Usually is not a problem as you’ll get asked if you want to set a default program. When you hit yes, blender does not show up in the list of apps. That wouldn’t be a problem, except Blender is from the Windows Store, so there is no launcher in the ordinary places.
Resolution: Install regular Windows installer from Blenders website.
Not sure if the issue is with the Store or Blender. The .blend file type does not show up in the Windows Settings under “Apps -> Default apps -> Choose default apps by file type” and Blender doesn’t show up under “Apps -> Default apps -> Set defaults by app”
Error : Windows could no prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of the installation Notes : This happens right after you finish partitioning and installation never gets past 0%
Fix : Disconnect all drives except the drive you want to install Windows 10. This includes laptops.
Issue : Can’t reach login screen Notes : Can happen after an update, auto repair should fix it
Fix : Start up the computer normal and when it starts to load windows force shutdown the computer. Repeat the process 2 times, on the third start up it will Automatically try to fix the issue.
Windows 10 seems to be a little weird when you have two installs on two different drives and your trying to repair one. I have had issues when trying to repair one, or boot into safe mode. Removing all other other drives seems to resolve most of the issues.
Issues with multiple drives with an install of Windows 10
Format drive as NTFS. You can do this by opening up your drive in Windows Explorer and right clicking on your drive and clicking format. Make sure to back up any information you have on the drive as you will lose it during the format.
Mount your Windows 10 Tech Preview iso with your favorite iso mounter
Next open an elevated Command Prompt by clicking the start button, typing in cmd, and hitting the Ctrl +Shift + Enter keys all at once.
In the Command Prompt type “F:” (change F to your mounted Windows 10 iso drive)
now run the following commands
bootsect.exe /NT60 G:
Change “G” to your usb drives letter
Copy all of the files from your mounted Windows 10 iso to your thumb drive.
Eject thumb drive.
Boot up your test machine from the drive and install Windows 10 Tech Preview.