Tips to fix error code 0x490
Learn about error code 0x490 observed in windows Vista system. What are the symptoms of the problem and how can this error be rectified?
Windows Vista is an OS designed for use on personal computers, including home, business computers and laptops. Windows Vista holds the modified security features of Windows XP Operating System. Windows Vista contains an updated GUI, redesigned search function, multimedia tools and redesigned networking, audio, print and display subsystems. The primary goal of the Windows Vista OS is to boost the level of communication between machines on a home network using peer to peer technology to simplify the file sharing process and media between systems and devices. Due to its lack of compatibility with some pre Vista hardware and software, it is not widely used as the Windows XP operating system. Some of the additional features are Instant search, Windows Internet Explorer 7 and an enhanced Windows side bar. Windows Vista has completely refashioned the boot environment to address the increased intricacy and multiplicity of modern hardware and firmware.
Mentioned are the cause, symptoms and consequences of the Windows Vista error code 0x490 and the tips to resolve this error:
- Causes of error code 0x490 in Windows Vista
- Symptoms and consequences
- Tips to resolve
Causes of error code 0x490 in Windows Vista
The main cause of the error is due to the missing of Windows Vista boot loader. This error may also occur when the Windows Boot Manager entry is not present in the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store. Or, it is possible that the BootBCD file on the active partition is damaged or missing. Any damage to the configuration data in this new firmware-independent data store would influences the boot process.
Symptoms and consequences
Since the error code 0x490 is caused due to the missing or damaging of boot loader in Windows Vista, the Windows session could not start and would be displayed with a message which describes the error code. Such an error message is also appears after installing the updates to the Windows. Sometimes a message is displayed saying ‘no OS file is found on the disk’.
Before and after making any modifications, it is recommended to check Windows Vista for registry errors. The above described error could be solved by repairing the BCD store using the startup repair option. You are also suggested to rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool. If the problem persists you might rebuild the BCD store manually using the Bcdedit.exe tool.
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