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zithon

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Its says two different things:
When i select start windows normally it says Windows failed to start. A recent hardware...
File:\Windows\system32\config\system
status: 0xc000014c
info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt.

And...
When i select launch startup repair
Windows failed to start....
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot selectin failed because a requred device is inaccessible.

It says to fix the problem insert windows vista installation dics. I do not have an installation disc.
I checked hp's website. They do not have any recovery disc available for my computer. I tried to use the advance boot options, but it will not let me select safe mode, safe mode with networking, last known good configuration,etc. It will not let me select anything. If you select f11 it should bring up system recovery, but that is not working either. What else can i do to fix this? Can it be fixed? or do i have to get Window 7 or 8 and update that on my computer?
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emeraldnzl

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Hello zithon,

Sorry for the delay.

What Operating System do you have and is it a 32bit or 64bit machine?
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