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BSOD no reg listed

By Frogwillie2001 ·
I was given a PC that was clean out of all the registries.
When booted up I get the BSOD, which shows no reg listed.
It has Win XP PRO on it.
Have try to reinstall, with disk,(show it D/L to HD but nothing) and even try restore commands.
Have try to formatt but will not take the command. (Can not format a Network System).

I have other PC with the same windows running on it.

QUESTIONS
Is there any way to install one HD windows onto the other?
Such as a master and slave drives.
If so which would be first?

Or is there some software that will either fix the problem or let me in to formatt it?
Maybe some DOS command with a switch I haven't try.

Let me THANK YOU all for your replys and answers now in case I don't get back too you.

Sincerely,
Bill

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Have you booted WITH the WinXP CD?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to BSOD no reg listed

You will need to boot up to the WinXP CD, then tell it to wipe the drive and install fresh. If the registry is gone, it will need a full install. Besides, you don't want anything from the previous owner left on the drive.

To boot up to the CD, you may need to go into the BIOS and change the boot order so the CD is first in line.

Now, to the point of using the same CD that you've already used on another computer. You can do this, BUT you need another license for the second computer. It's not legal to try and use the same license on two computers. And, the 2nd license you get must match the kind/type of CD that you're using to do the install.

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You can only load Windows to this HDD

by OH Smeg In reply to BSOD no reg listed

in a different computer with Identical Hardware.

Now what is actually happening here?

What do you mean by D/L to HD but nothing?

Have you tried booting off the Windows Install Disc?

What type of HDD is fitted to this computer IDE or SATA?

If it's a SATA Drive you may need to copy the SATA Driver to the Root of a Floppy and when the first blue screen on the Windows Installer appears press the F6 Key them wait till you are prompted and insert the Floppy and press Enter. This will load the SATA/Raid Driver and allow you to then access the HDD.

Col

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OK do you know where this computer came from to begin with?

by OH Smeg In reply to BSOD no reg listed

If it was part of a Domain it is very likely that there are a lot of security built in preventing the end user from installing any Software or making changes to Windows. As such this Load is trashed and you'll need to install it again and ideally wipe the HDD to delete anything on it.

You can use something like Boot & Nuke to write zero's to every sector of the HDD and this will destroy any references to the Domain Controls that where previously installed. You can download Boot & Nuke from here

http://www.dban.org/download

If you don't have a floppy drive in this computer get the CD ISO and after you have downloaded it make a CD from it and boot off that CD and type in autonuke this should run straight away and destroy all the data on the drive.

Then insert the Windows XP Install Disc and run the setup procedure. When it is finished you'll need to install the various drivers if it is a M$ Branded Install Disc or if it is a System Makers Recovery Disc it will install everything that came loaded on this system when it was new.

The only possible problem here is if you are using a M$ Branded Install Disc and this system has a SATA HDD you may be required to make s Slipstreamed install Disc to include the SATA Driver if it is required you can do that by reading the article here

http://tinyurl.com/6pfqo8

Download the same article from here and use those directions

http://tinyurl.com/5q2jsw

While these are written to include SP2 for XP the addition of a SATA Driver is exactly the same and is covered here

Or use a product like nLite to do the same thing

http://www.nliteos.com/download.html

If you chose to use nLite make sure that you read the directions for use located here

http://www.nliteos.com/guides.html

So in answer to your questions

Is there any way to install one HD windows onto the other?

Answer Only if they are Identical Hardware if they are not the system Will Not Boot when you move the HDD to the second computer.

Such as a master and slave drives.

No

If so which would be first?

Doesn't apply

Or is there some software that will either fix the problem or let me in to formatt it?
Maybe some DOS command with a switch I haven't try.


Boot & Nuke as listed above.

I'm still not sure what it is you have downloaded to the HDD though but no matter it's not able to be used as the computer has either AD or GP settings on it which prevent this.

Col

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