"(error 19) registry may be corrupted"Win2000 Pro

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I recently installed a new Philips 1208CDRW aboard my PC and as well a new IDE cable. After installation I got a message stating "error 19 registry may be corrupted" I then uninstalled both CD-ROM and CD-RW and re-installed them to no avail. Is there a solution short of re-installation of Windows2000? What gives? HELP!
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You might try a repair install.

I would also check the jumpers on the hard drive and

I would recommend that you download a diagnostic disk from your harddrive manufacturer's url. This will tell you right off where you are at and if
   you can recover from it. It may be under warranty, the hard drives are usually covered for three years and you can make out the RMA on their site
                     also. Depending on the manufacturer of the hard drive, you can download diagnostic utilities from their sites to check the drives.
 www.seagate.com
  www.maxtor.com 

http://www.wdc.com/service/ftp/drives.html
    www.ibm.com 
http://www.storage.ibm.com/hdd/support/download.htm
    www.fujitsu.com 

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 Q229716 Description of the Windows 2000 Recovery Console Repair console
  Log on to your computer, and then disable the following drivers by using the disable command:


                                         Cdr4vsd
                                         Cdrpwd
  For example, type disable cdr4vsd, and then press ENTER. Proceed to disable the remaining two drivers.
   After disabling all three drivers, type exit, and then press ENTER to restart your computer.

  After you acknowledge the Aspi32.sys error message, you can uninstall Easy CD Creator and DirectCD .
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BSOD win2k after SP2                                         http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q237/4/68.ASP 
http://support.microsoft.com/support/servicepacks/windows/2000/win2000_post-sp2_hotfixes.asp
 
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2fsupport%2fServicePacks%2fWindows%2f2000%2fWin2000_Post-SP2_Hotfixes.asp
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repair console
The Recovery Console lets you boot an otherwise unbootable installation.
To get to the Recovery Console, perform the following steps
1. Boot from installation disks or CD-ROM.
2. At the Welcome screen, press F10.
3. Select Repair.
4. Select Console.

If the SAM is intact, you need to log on to the system with an
Administrator password. After the console is active, you can access a
subset of the command prompt commands: ATTRIB, CD, CHDIR, CHKDSK, CLS,
COPY, DEL, DELETE, DIR, DISABLE, DISKPART, ENABLE, EXIT, EXPAND,
FIXBOOT, FIXMBR, FORMAT, HELP, LISTSVC, LOOGN, MAP, MD, MKDIR, MORE, RD,
REN, RENAME, RMDIR, SYSTEMROOT, and TYPE.

From here, you should be able to recover the system or at least copy
crucial data from a corrupted install to a removable media device.
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q229/7/16.ASP
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q229/7/16.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=fixboot&rnk=2&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000
Recover console command options
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For XP but probavbly applicable to win2k
How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q315341


Visual aid to the above proceedure
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm
Click on How To Repair Windows XP by Reinstalling

I hope this helps !

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I am a bit confused. Usually when you get a regitry is corrupted message you can't boot into Windows. Is this the problem you are having?

You couuld try this

Note the following approcah will not replace any system files.

Can you boot to your Win2000 CD? If so then when it finally boots At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press F10, or press R to repair, and then C to start the Recovery Console this will allow you to use the command line. From here do something like the following. Or if the file system is FAT32 you can use a Win98 bootdisk to do this. www.bootdisk.com

COPY /Y C:\WINNT\repair\RegBack\TheParticularHive C:\WINNT\system32\config\

This will replace the registry hive to the last time that hive was bacped up. Hopefully you didn't backup the registry at the time the problems started to happen.

Following is a list of the files that are the registry hives. I would suggest starting with the SYSTEM hive and then reboot and if the problem still persists do the SOFTWARE hive next. Note these files don't have a file extension on them

DEFAULT
SAM
SECURITY
SOFTWARE
SYSTEM

I would suggest to first backup these hives from the C:\WINNT\system32\config\ to folder of your making or choice just don't back them up to the C:\WINNT\repair\RegBack\ folder.  

You will probably need to reapply any services patches that you have previously installed.


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