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can't boot from hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by batista230, Dec 13, 2011.

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  1. batista230

    batista230 Thread Starter

    Dec 13, 2011
    I found this forum from this link

    I am trying to boot up my laptop but get the blue error screen everytime saying
    ''STOP register file failure
    The registration cannot load the hive (file)
    /system/system32/ config/security
    or its log or alternative
    it is corrupt, absent or not writable''

    I installed my win xp CD and went into the automatic repair mod and got this error message
    ''setup cannot set the required windows xp configurations information.
    This indicates an internal setup error.
    contact your system administer''

    on the thread where I found this forum the second poster published this

    ''Here is an artical from MS on the issue:

    Though is sounds like you'll need an XP disk of some sorts =/

    There may be a reg repair app you can boot with... But I've never used anything like that. Maybe someone else might know?''

    Reading the link on part one im told to instal my CD and go to the repair mod and type the following

    copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

    delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
    delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

    copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
    copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
    copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
    copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
    copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default

    I tried to copy the
    copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
    But the system can not find the file

    Trying to repair all of the above and again the system can not find the files at all

    Any ideas please
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    Check for a hardware error first. Try running disk and memory diagnostics. If they pass then concentrate on fixing the error or doing a fresh install of Windows.
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