One morning i booted up my computer running windows 8.1 and rather than starting up like normal, i was greeted with a "Recovery" screen that displayed the message "the boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains errors file:\Boot\BCD Error code: 0xc00000e9"
It will stay at this screen for some time before rebooting and returning to the same message.
I have already followed the steps in a previously asked question here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-system/windows-81-an-unexpected-io-error-has-occured/6e3572f8-283a-4287-9e67-46f183699ff6 and so i understand that "This error message: An unexpected I/O error has occurred. Status: (0Xc00000e9) is a hardware error pertaining to your system’s BIOS. Basically it is telling you that the computer is not able to reliably communicate with the hard drive."
I have created a windows 8 boot disk on a usb drive and have successfully booted from said drive. When i go to the "repair pc" option on the install screen i have tried several tools. The automatic repair tool unfortunately is unable to fix the problem and when i use the "sfc\scannow" command from the CMD i get an error back saying "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested opperation" i have also tried the "bootrec" commands. In order the results are:
Bootrec\rebuildbcd --found windows installation, add to boot list? "Y" the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
Just for kicks, i also tried doing the "refresh my pc" option but when i run it, i get an error saying "the drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again"
I would really appreciate some help with this issue.