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How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

posted Sep 30, 2010, 4:00 AM by Roberto Felicini   [ updated Sep 30, 2010, 6:01 AM ]
  1. Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer.
  2. When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key.
  3. Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.
  4. Type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER.
  5. When the Windows installation is located, the following instructions are displayed:
    Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
    [Type Y in response to this message.]
    Enter Load Identifier:
    [This is the name of the operating system. Type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition.]
    Enter OS Load options:
    [Leave this field blank, and then press ENTER].

    Digit exit to Reboot

  6. Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer.
  7. When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key.
  8. Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.
  9. Run the chkdsk command-line command together with the /r switch on the disk that contains the registry hive files. This command helps verify that the area of the disk that contains the registry hive files is not involved in the problem.

    ** ( Solution found  @ http://support.microsoft.com)
 

 

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