Vista won't start !! 0xc0000034!!

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halpij

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Hope this is not too long a description of the problem.

1. My nephew has a G70 HP laptop running Windows Vista
2. there was no vista disk and he did not create a recovery disc. Serial number is illegible
3. His hard disk crashed.
4. I managed to get hold of a legit Vista disc from my brother in law, it was Dutch. I managed to load in Vista and an appropriate language pack onto a 320 GB HDD
5. I got the HDD from Ebay as prices were sky high at the beginning. Unfortunately the HDD has now got some errors and Vista stopped workin
6. I had cloned his drive after installation so that if he had a problem I could easily reinstall. Vista CD returned to Holland, brother in law is also Dutch
7. I bought a new HDD to reinstall Vista from my backup. Unfortunately I did not know that i could not install the 320GB backup onto a 250gb HDD, even although the actual data is less than 70gb
8. Reformatted old HDD, reinstalled backup onto it, partitioned the HDD so that OS was now on <250gb partition
9. Backed up the 250gb then reinstalled it onto the new 250gb HDD. It didn't work
10. It said there was no Winload.exe file. having checked i found a forum which said this wasn't true. i followed instructions to fix a BCD file and now i am getting the error !! 0xc0000034!! and a file name
10. Can anyone tell me how to fix this without having to have the vista CD posted from holland.
 

halpij

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Dai, thanks for replying but note 2 and 3 on the original post. No recovery disc created and hard drive crashed so now unable to access recovery partition. HP own solution depends on at least one of these being available.
 

flavallee

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What's the complete model number of that HP G70 series laptop?

If you don't know for sure, advise what the product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) on the sticker is.

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flavallee

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Flavallee, Model is HP G70-111EA
Here is the support and software site for the HP G70-111EA (FX432EA) laptop.

You might want to add and save this site in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

I was hoping there was a recovery disc kit still available for it, but there isn't. :(

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