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Windows 7: Need help ASAP, HP laptop suddenly stopped booting

24 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
Need help ASAP, HP laptop suddenly stopped booting

So here's the deal, my GF's 3 year old HP laptop, a Pavilion dv6000 series, suddenly stopped booting correctly yesterday, every time it boots, a message appears saying:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3. Click "Repair your computer".

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \windows\system32\config\system

Status: 0x000014c

Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt."
If I press enter, it then shows the OS I want to load, when I select Windows 7 Home Premium, the same message appears.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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24 Aug 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Have tried Repair your computer?

Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.

Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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24 Aug 2013   #3
Aaron Julien

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Actually it is not hard to fix this this problem

What you will need to fix it is :

1- A 2gig flashdrive (I used a 2g and it worked,not sure if any other size works)

First visit this link (Thats my dropbox which contains the Windows vista Iso DO NOT EXTRACT IT , just put it on your desktop and leave it there.

2-Visit this link and download and download the usb installer(On the bottom of the page it will mark Download uii in a blue box) , this will turn your flashdrive into a bootable flash drive Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

3-Run the program and it should look like this Flickr: I.T. Wiz's Photostream

(Make sure you select Windows Vista Installer and note that this will not reset anything on your victim Computer )

4-Now in the select your iso option in the program select the iso which you downloaded from my dropbox by selecting browse AGAIN DO NOT EXTRACT

5-Now put your flashdrive in your computer and select the drive And when everything is done it should look like this Flickr: I.T. Wiz's Photostream

6-Now select create and note that THIS WILL FORMAT YOUR FLASHDRIVE\

7-Now you have a bootable flashdrive

8-Now insert your flashdrive into yoor victim computer and go into your Bios and set your usb as your first boot device by moving it first in the order (If you dont know how to do this visit this link) - How to set up USB in BIOS as First bootable device for Hddhackr program - YouTube

9-Now restart your computer and it should mark Windows is Loading files on bottom of the screen Just leave your victim computer like this for about 10 - 15 minutes and it should just have a blank screen without the user accounts.

10-Restart your computer by pressing the button on the Tower and select Last known Good Configiration DO NOT TAKE OUT YOUR FLASHDRIVE and your computer will start normally

11-Take out your flashdrive and restart computer again and you are good to go

When this works please vote thats all i ask Hope I helped you
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