Got XP blue screen of death STOP: 0x0000008E. Now continually get '...Registry data had to be recovered...' on boots.

Posted on 2004-08-25
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
After crashes started after electrical power outage, we got a XP blue screen of death with 0x0000008E error code. From that I sent error report and that directed me it was a display driver issue and I should turn off Hardware acceleration and uncheck Enable write combining. Now everytime I reboot, I get:

Windows – Registry Recovery
One of the files containing the system’s Registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful.

How do I get rid of that recovery on boots now?
Question by:mikethacker

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ID: 11896418
Ok, one more symptom -- when I right click on the desktop I immediately get the Send Error Report box, not a content sensitive menu.

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ID: 11896645
I put back on Hardware acceleration to one notch down from full and now I can right click the desktop and get a content sensitive menu. Still getting the Windows - Registry Recovery on each reboot though.

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jarjarbinx1979 earned 400 total points
ID: 11897326
Hi Mike,

I had the same fault (blie screen and then the error message).  My problem was slighlty different (fault RAM, caused the blue screen 0x0000008e message)

To fix the problem registry message i used the following application (30 day evaluation) to fix the fault  http://www.tune-up.com.

I am not sure why this message is appearing on you workstation, but I hope this information is usefull in any way



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ID: 11897696
Thanks jarjar, I might give it a try.
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Expert Comment

ID: 11900205
and if it does not work out, test your memory with memtest86+   from      http://www.memtest.org/
It could have gone bad...

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Ahiel earned 400 total points
ID: 11900588
try to replace you ram memmory, anyway check this site:
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WillHudson earned 400 total points
ID: 11901011
Try the windows system file checker:

Start => Run => type "SFC /scannow" (without the quotes) and press enter.
Keep your windows cd-rom nearby.

This error is generally down to the RAM or the grpahics card. I would download the latest driver for your graphics card if the RAM tests listed above do not find any problems

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derenm earned 400 total points
ID: 11908599
OI.  I just looked at some of the causes for that error, and agree with the memory faults.  However MS suggests upgrading to SP2.  (I am laughing on the inside, however, it -could- work for you...)

BTW, the power outage was a good hint that you have problems with your hardware.  However the MSBlast virus is known to kill the right-click as well.

Author Comment

ID: 11979233
I ended up deleting the partitions, formatting the HD and reinstalling from scratch. Since then it has been fine. Do you think it could have been a virus or spyware caused? For all I know the customer could have started a restore and filed it up.
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nobus earned 400 total points
ID: 11979279
It could be, but now you'll never know for sure.
And a clean install is the best way to get rid of weird problems..

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