Home Forums Tech Helproom Strange Boot Configuration Data File is Missing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Strange Boot Configuration Data File is Missing Tarkal 19:04 20 May 2017 Locked Im having the "Boot Configuration Data File is Missing" error, and have a windows recovery stick, but at startup there is no BIOS, it just goes straight to the windows error message so I can't get anywhere to boot from the USB! Any ideas? Tarkal 19:06 20 May 2017 (Lenovo Laptop) [DELETED] 19:17 20 May 2017 If you have Win 8.1 or later then boot up and immediately on booting press the power button to shut down. Usually you get to the troubleshooting screen after a few goes. Try a system restore or repair. Info here. Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:26 20 May 2017 Think book F1 / Idea pad press the Novo button (next to power button as you power on This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.