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Hard drive problem with XP


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mikell808

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Never had this happen before, blue screen register error, in the past I have always been able to run chkdsk from the setup disk to do basic surface scan and repair when the drive won't boot. I ran a level 4 SPRINRITE with no error detected. Yet I receive the same blue screen error trying to get to a C prompt from the set up disk. Beggining to think there is some king of virus, i don't want to connect it as a slave in another comput for fear of the possible virus. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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What is the exact error that you are receiving?
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It was a blue screen that just said registry error. Anyway I did solve it and here is how in case anyone else needs to repair a drive that won't allow you to boot up with the XP setup up disk. I loaded windows onto a new drive, once that drive was up and ready I installed the damaged drive as a slave. Then following information from the microsoft knowledge base on howto to manually do a registry restore I accessed the "c:\system volume information" folder, which took some changing of the security settings in safe mode, then copied and pasted the most recent backup into a temp folder where I needed to rename the files to match their counter parts. Then deleted their counter parts from the system32/config folder and coupied and pasted the backup into that location. Worked like a charm. Thanks anyway tho.

Edited by mikell808, 09 December 2006 - 07:29 AM.

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