I turned my laptop on to get this message: File: \Boot\Bcd Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data Boot recovery failed so I re-installed win 7 but the message came straight up again. I cannot wipe with DBAN (it doesn't seem to work on my laptop), so I tried unplugging the hard drive and formatting several times with an external HDD dock on my desktop (with windows partition editor not on quick format) - however after installing win 7 again I still get this message. Could this still be a virus? What hardware could it be? I ran a hardware diagnostic and a diagnostic just on the HDD, but all passed fine.