Windows startup error 0xc000000f

#1
Hi, My laptop is telling me to instert the windows installation disk, and click repair my your computer. I didnt have that disk so i downloaded the neosmart windows vista recovery disk. But when i put it in the drive and go on adavanced boot options every option i select it just comes up with the error message again, i dont know what im doing wrong.

Help would be much appreciated
 

mqudsi

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#2
Are you booting from the disk? You may need to set your BIOS to boot from CD/DVD first.
 
#3
okay , how do i do that? thanks

Addendum:

okay ive changed that, now it boots off disk. when i click on repair it says "this version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows" what can i do now?
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
If you downloaded the 32-bit (x86) edition, download the 64-bit (x64) edition instead. Or vice versa.