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Windows 7: [HELP] Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software.

30 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
[HELP] Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software.

Hey guys, I'm back, now i'm having issues with my Windows 7. This is the second time I got this problem in one month. The first time I had this problem I just backed up my files using an ubuntu live CD and then reinstalled windwos 7. But now I have lost my copy of windows 7 and thinking of making a bootable USB to install it. Here's a picture of the error.



File: \Windows\system32\config\system
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: Windows failed to load becaise the system registry file is missing, or corrupt

Now, I have a plan of just doing what I did the first time this happened. I can backup and reformat and prolly install. But the thing is, I wanna know what's causing this. Is this an hardware issue? or did i just get a bad copy of windows 7? Btw, I checked my hard drives health on my Ubuntu live CD and it looks fine. So i'm ruling the hard drive of this one (Last time I used my Ubuntu Live CD to check my HDD Status, it was more or less accurate and it told me that my HDD is failing. So i replaced it.)

Additional Info:

I'm having these problems on my HP G42 Notebook running on Windows 7 64. So. yes, its a laptop.


I know the guys around here are pretty good and helpful. So, thanks in advance guys.


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30 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Have you ran a sfc/scannow? Can you boot into safe mode? A reinstall may be your only option. Have you been using any registry cleaners or those all in one type programs?
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30 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry that I forgot to mention that I can't boot into any of the options given like, boot in safe mode. or boot with command prompt or anything. And not at all. I don't use any registry cleaners or anything. Last thing I did was install updates prolly 2 nights ago. And then after that I noticed that booting up slowed down after the install. So I did a sys restore before windows installed the new updates.
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30 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

do you have a windows repair disc?
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30 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sadly, I don't. I lost my Installer.
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02 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

You can use Hiren's BootCD to try and troubleshoot it or use Kaspersky Rescue Disk to scan for malwares. If you have another PC you can download a copy of Windows 7 or buy one from Microsoft then attempt a repair install. If it can't detect your OS (which I highly doubt) you have no choice but to do a CLEAN INSTALL.
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02 Dec 2012   #7

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

First borrow or make a Windows 7 install or repair CD. Then do a System Restore to go back in time to prior to problems.
I can't believe \Windows\system32\config\system is missing. Corruption is more likely but why twice a month? So do a checkdisk as well.

Does this work and do you see "repair your computer"? http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/666-advanced-boot-options.html

System Restore option TWO
And System Recovery Options then "command prompt"
dir c:\
dir d:\
what's the OS drive?
Code:
chkdsk/f  c:
chkdsk/f  d:
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03 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
First borrow or make a Windows 7 install or repair CD. Then do a System Restore to go back in time to prior to problems.
I can't believe \Windows\system32\config\system is missing. Corruption is more likely but why twice a month? So do a checkdisk as well.

Does this work and do you see "repair your computer"? http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/666-advanced-boot-options.html

System Restore option TWO
And System Recovery Options then "command prompt"
dir c:\
dir d:\
what's the OS drive?
Code:
chkdsk/f  c:
chkdsk/f  d:
Thanks for the suggestions guys, but I was already able to fix this problem. I did borrow a Windows 7 DVD and repaired it. But I have a question. How can I make a Repair CD for Win 7 Ultimate 64bit? Thanks
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03 Dec 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Click Start then type "Create a System Repair Disc". You'll need a blank CD or DVD.
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03 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ahhhh I see. Thanks!


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