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

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  1. Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    [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 win7 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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  2. Posts : 3,724
    Windows 10x64 Build 1709
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #4

    do you have a windows repair disc?
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  5. Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Sadly, I don't. I lost my Installer.
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  6. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #7

    First borrow or make a win7 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"? https://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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  8. Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Kaktussoft said:
    First borrow or make a win7 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"? https://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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  9. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
       #9

    Click Start then type "Create a System Repair Disc". You'll need a blank CD or DVD.
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  10. Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Ahhhh I see. Thanks!


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