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post #11 of 15
When the install menu comes up click the repair link. So boot with the vista dvd in and choose repair then and don't install.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by AbsolutAdikt7 View Post
Hi guys,
My parents machine (Windows Vista Home Prem x86) is getting this message about every 4 months or so....

Windows Failed to Start

File: \\Windows\\system32\\config\\system
Status: 0x000000f

Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt.


Now this has happened a total of probably 3 or 4 times now... I am sick of reinstalling the OS and the last time I reinstalled, I reinstalled on a BRAND NEW hard drive...

So I am wondering if I can fix this error without reinstalling the OS...

I don't have any other vista machines in the house, only xp and windows 7 machines...

Is there a way to copy these files so the computer will boot??

And 2nd why does this continuously happen??? Its not a bad HD, No Virus, etc...
boot for your windows dvd and select repair option
post #13 of 15
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ok I got this to work... but HOW do i prevent this???? Its happened bout 4 times now!!!!!
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In this case, a hardware registry entry error most likely will be generated by defective memory or nonperforming PSU (degrades over time), poor connections, bad drivers. Again, these are tricky to detect so check PSU first (take it to a shop or measure output) then test the RAM with the Windows Memory tool.
You also have some tools in windows that I wrote about already.
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RAM is less likely, PSU or media would be my first guess. Could be bad drivers too, the thing is if you get constant reg errors I'd do scans on the drive. If you get constant drive problems then I'd look at PSU, HDD, Mobo. I would probably rule out RAM (other errors usually happen first), and anything else won't cause a reg error. It Registry only goes through the main components (RAM, CPU, Mobo, HDD) required to run.
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