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'Windows error recovery'

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. If windows files have been damaged or configured incorrectly. Start up repair can help diagnose and fix the problem."
Giving me 4 options including Windows installation disc to repair comp

When clickin on one of the options it gives me
File:\Windows\system32\config\system
Status: 0xc000000f
Info registry file is corrupt/missing

Been looking around and wondering if it is possible to recover any data from it before I start anew
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  1. Best answer
    Try this first:

    1. Insert the installation disc.
    2. Restart your computer.
    Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
    3. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.
    Note If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. You may need to change your computer's BIOS settings. For more information, see BIOS: frequently asked questions.
    4. Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
    5. Click Repair your computer.
    6. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
    7. On the System Recovery Options menu, click on Startup Repair.

    Refer the below link for more information.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/How-do-I-fix-a-boot-startup-problem
  2. ex_bubblehead said:
    Try this first:

    1. Insert the installation disc.
    2. Restart your computer.
    Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then click Restart.
    3. If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.
    Note If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check the information that came with your computer. You may need to change your computer's BIOS settings. For more information, see BIOS: frequently asked questions.
    4. Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
    5. Click Repair your computer.
    6. Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
    7. On the System Recovery Options menu, click on Startup Repair.

    Refer the below link for more information.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/How-do-I-fix-a-boot-startup-problem




    Thanks
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