Stop error possible corrupt registry

Posted on 2003-03-24
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have been battling this problem for a while now.
A while back I turned off the computer and it went to the shutdown screen, then hung, so I hit the power button. The next day when I logged into MY profile (someone else had used it between the previous night and then without a problem) and I got a temporary profile. I restarted only to get the stop error.
I have tried using the win2000 disk to repair, but that seemed to have only screwed it up more.
Windows now doesn't recognize that I have a windows OS on there to repair.

I have the computer dual-booted with mandrake so I am able to get at the data. I can mount the windows drive no problem.

Is there a way to reset the registry in windows 2000 ? I had found a way to do it in win9x, but apparently winnt is run differently.

Question by:germancarsrock
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cvl_narayana earned 100 total points
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do u have any system state backup by any chance???
try regcleaner utility to repair the registry. it is a free downloadable utility

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My guess is your hard drive is going south.  Try running vendor tools on the drive to see if you drive is having integrity issues.

-Steven Yarnot

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I would love to try regCleaner...except I can't get into windows at all. The stop error comes up before the log in screen does. Is there a unix version by any chance? (I didn't see one)

The hard drive is fine, Mandrake runs great on its partition and I can access ALL data from the windows partition.

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