W7 ReInstal error 0xc000000f NLS data missing

Aspire 5332 / 5332
October 29, 2010 at 07:37:23
Specs: aspire 5332
I dropped my aspire 5332 on the side of my harddrive and is now asking me to reinstall windows 7. No disc came with my laptop. I burnt a disc off of the internet which has not worked. I get the code 0xc000000f and that the NLS data is missing or corrupt. Could some one tell me what this means and a solution to this, with out spending 100 or so pounds on a new windows installation disc that my not solve my problem.

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#1
October 29, 2010 at 08:17:57
Go to the manufacturers website and look up the procedure for the recovery console. Your system like most factory installs probably has a recovery partition on the hard drive and if your hard drive is still good after dropping it and a failed reinstall, should be able to return the hard drive to the same as when it left the factory. Typically, you repeatedly tap one of the 'F' keys during the start procedure, before windows tries to load and you are given the option to recover your system.
IF the recovery partition was damaged, or the hard drive was damaged and you need to purchase a new one, the factory will usually sell you a reinstall disc for a relatively small fee.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#2
October 29, 2010 at 09:19:36
Cheers for the info fingers. A message says [ /NOEXECUTE=OPTIn. When i click enter i get the error message. Status: 0xc000000f Info:windows failed to load because the NLS data is missing or corrupt. is it worth buying a recovery disc or buying a new hard drive?
Thanks for the help mate.

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#3
October 29, 2010 at 10:33:39
i would buy a recovery disk from the manufacturer, take out the hard drive and attempt to format it on another machine, do a check for damaged sectors etc, if it passes replace in your machine and follow the setup from the recovery disk.
if you know someone with the exact same machine you could olso use an image of thier drive, it may work on another machine of the same make and model.

lastly if all fails grab a new drive they are very cheap.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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