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Recover from corrupted registry hive (SOFTWARE)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Pictor, Jul 28, 2011.

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  1. Pictor

    Pictor Thread Starter

    Nov 4, 2010

    I'm fighting against a Registry error at boot of Windows XP, on a notebook.

    After Windows Logo loadbar, on Windows XP Home sp2, i get the error

    I tried everything:
    - sobstitute the hive file SOFTWARE (and SYSTEM) with the original one (I loose everything)
    - remove a wireless device that made crash the system even before this problem
    - use CCleaner to execute an integrity check and repair the registry
    - use a restore point (but I don't have none valid)
    - manually copy the SOFTWARE hive from a non-visible restore point
    - execute a checkdisk outside the notebook (on another PC)
    - execute "sfc /scannow" command to restore the system files (and registry maybe?)

    Nothing worked.

    My only chance is to find the keys & values that are causing the problem in the registry hive.

    Notice that I don't get any error if I reboot in Safe Mode with Network.

    What else can I do?

    Can I try something else before formatting?

    I have to repair before tomorrow ..... :(

    Thanks for any help,
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 9, 2005
    Check suggestions here..

    You will need a Usb Dvd drive.

    Formatting may be your only option.
    Most Notebooks have a recovery partition - an F key at start up.
    All data, files will be lost, as it returns the system back to factory settings.
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