Vista recovery disc error

Downloaded 64 bit Vista Recovery Disc from this site and after using disc to boot I am now receiving an error code 0x80070002. My original problem was a missing/corrupt registry file (status:0xc000014C). Any help appreciated!
When-after my wife tried to boot up screen went to black with error code 0xc000014c, missing/corrupt registry file

Where-in the computer-Gateway GT5438 Vista Home Premium Dual Core 64 bit 1.8GHz 2MB L2 cache 800Mhz FSB 320GB SATA II 2048 MB DDR2

What-you tell me your the "guru"

I have tried to boot with the 64bit recovery disc with no success. Recovery disc made without issues. I have received an error code 0x80070002 and an error telling me I have the "wrong version" after the English language screen is chosen and "repair" is clicked on the bottom of the next screen. I have run a Windows memory diagnostic which is all I am able to do in the black screen state. I cannot connect to safe mode. I believe I will remove the hard drive and copy to an external HDD and maybe download an OS other than Vista.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
That error usually means you need to use 32-bit instead of 64-bit recovery disc (or vice versa).

Try using the 32-bit disc and run System Restore from there.