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windows does not start... REGISTRY_ERROR

By greymethod ·
When I turn on my computer, I get the blue screen of death. It says that there is a registry error and that I should restart in safe mode to look for and problems with things that I have currently installed. Problem:

I can't start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with a command prompt, or go back to my last work settings. Nothing works at all. The Windows support sight was worthless as usual.

The error number is as follows:

***STOP: 0x00000051 (0x00000004, 0x00000001, 0xE1AAE248, 0x00007DD0)

Help is greatly appreciated.

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by greymethod In reply to windows does not start... ...

update: the thrid part of the code seems to change every time I restart the computer...

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by ghimpe-- In reply to windows does not start... ...

Try to do a Recovery of Windows.

If you have Xp, boot from the Win Xp CD and select recovery (press R). That should fix your problem.

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by greymethod In reply to windows does not start... ...

tried. That didnt work; the blue screen came up again. thanks though.


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by dmiles In reply to windows does not start... ...

Boot computer as computer is starting up press the F8 key choose the option to boot from last known good configuration

Second option boot computer from the XP cd,you should choose the option to do a repair install
otherwise you may have to reinstall the OS

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to windows does not start... ...

The first thing that you should do is remove the HDD and fit it to another computer and save your data. You'll most likely have to take ownership of your files in My Documents and you can do this by following the directions at the following URL;en-us;308421

Then refit the drive to the original machine and try a repair install by booting from the Install/Recovery CD as described above.

If that doesn't cure your problem which I very much doubt it will because the registry is in such a mess you can then wipe the drive and reload the computer and still retain your data. Once you have got it up and running again you can then transfer your data across and then start a good Data Recovery/Saving practice so that next time that something like this happens you'll not loose any of your data.


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by willcomp In reply to windows does not start... ...

Assuming that we are dealing with Windows XP. It always helps to include what OS you have.

See link below for XP registry recovery instructions. If you have Win2K, post a comment and I will provide info for that OS.


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by JonathanPDX In reply to windows does not start... ...

I hope you have your data backed up!

If so, re-install the operating system, especially if has been on the computer for more than a year.

You can do a repair by using the CD most likely, but you're just asking for trouble down the road. A fresh install is your best bet.

When your registry is in such a condition as to not let you boot, it's time to start fresh, IMHO.

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by Sue T In reply to windows does not start... ...

Did you try booting from a floppy or CD and running system restore from the command prompt?

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