I'm having trouble with a Win XP box that won't boot into any mode at all (safe, last known good etc). It gives me BSOD with Registry_Error (STOP 0x00000051). I have tried swapping ram, unplugging pci cards and nothing has solved the problem. I'm pretty confident that it's not a hardware problem because I can boot from a knoppix cd fine. ( http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
I have tried an "in place upgrade" and also entering recovery console by booting from the Windows CD, each of these BSOD's at the point of analysing or logging onto the windows partition.
My thinking is that it's a registry error, any ideas? I do have a registry backup saved to the hard drive. Is there any way I can restore that backup to the hard drive bearing in mind that I can't use recovery console? I do have other computers available to plug the drive into.
Trying desperately to avoid a complete re-install,