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Windows XP Help Needed - Registry File Problem


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My computer was on when we lost power today for a few minutes.
I have a surge protector.
When it rebooted, right after the windows xp home edition screen, the screen turns blue for a split second and flashes a message.

I tried to copy it down but it looks something like "The registry file can not be loaded into the hive". There is other stuff but I can't make it out in the split second it is on the screen.

I have a HP 750c.
I have the recovery cd. I tried running chkdsk /r but it didn't work.
I tried running bootcfg /rebuild but that didn't work either.

Windows won't load. After the blue screen flashes it reboobts the pc with the option of safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last good configuration, windows normally...
I tried each one and every time the blue screen flashes with the message and the pc tries to reboot.

Can anyone help me ?

Thank you.
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Run recovery console. Boot with cd, and at setup screen I think you press F2. Or it gives you the option.

Windows it will restore registry and other critical stuff on your system, you will need the administrator password to execute this procedure.

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johnnyrotten,

what procedure do I run with the recovery cd ?
I already tried chkdsk /r 3 times and bootcfg /rebuild twice.

Neither has worked.
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If you had an actual XP CD, or if you have access to one, you could perform a repair installation:
http://www.geekstogo...p?showtopic=138

If not, you'll probably need to follow this procedure:
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
http://support.micro...5&Product=winxp

Also, see this article to see if it applies:
http://support.micro...spx?kbid=318159
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admin wrote

If you had an actual XP CD, or if you have access to one, you could perform a repair installation:
http://www.geekstogo...p?showtopic=138


admin,


I think I might have the cd to perform this.

I followed your 1st link above and I saw this screen
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When I used my recovery cd I get the same screen.
Does that mean I can perform a repair operation ?
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When I used my recovery cd I get the same screen.
Does that mean I can perform a repair operation ?

Yes, good for HP providing that option on their recovery CD! <_<
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When I used my recovery cd I get the same screen.
Does that mean I can perform a repair operation ?

Yes, good for HP providing that option on their recovery CD! <_<

What do I do ?
I don't want to loose any data.
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Just follow the instructions in this link:
http://www.geekstogo...p?showtopic=138
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Just follow the instructions in this link:
http://www.geekstogo...p?showtopic=138


Admin,

I got to the Windows XP Professional Setup screen and hit enter to select
To Set Up Windows XP Now but I got a message saying "Setup cannot find the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA)".
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Can anyone help me ?

I tried the Windows XP Professional Setup screen and hit enter to select
To Set Up Windows XP Now but I got a message saying "Setup cannot find the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA)".

Is there a way around this ?
Why am I getting this message ?

What else can I try to fix my problem ?

Thank you.
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It doesn't make much sense to me that you wouldn't have it, because if you do not accept the agreement upon installation, normally you cannot install the program. Do you have the install disk for windows?


http://www.webopedia...ERM/E/EULA.html

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jonnyrotten wrote:
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It doesn't make much sense to me that you wouldn't have it, because if you do not accept the agreement upon installation, normally you cannot install the program. Do you have the install disk for windows?


http://www.webopedia...ERM/E/EULA.html

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jonny,

I can't figure out why either ?
All my software came pre-installed on my pc when I bought it.
I don't think it came with any install disks.
It didn't even come with the recovery cd. they sent it to me a few years ago when I had a problem.

Is there another way of fixinf this problem ?

What about a non-destructive system restore ?
Will I loose any data with it ?

Thanks.
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Does your restore disk give you a non destructive option?
If so do that. No you won't lose data, but you will lose windows updates, but just reinstall all of them immediately after restoring.

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jonnyrotten wrote:

Does your restore disk give you a non destructive option?
If so do that.  No you won't lose data, but you will lose windows updates, but just reinstall all of them immediately after restoring.

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jonny,

It's not on the recovery cd. If I reboot and hit F10 it gives me the option of doing
a non-destructive restore. But will I loose the contents of My Documents if I do the
non-desctructive restore ?
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I am betting that you will neet to put the cd in sometime during recovery though, maybe not. I would Move or copy all of your "my documents" to a cd or another folder and then run the recovery.

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