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Windows Vista registry corrupt after trying a "chkdsk /f" When trying the original Vista CD to boot it tried a re-install instead of trying to repar the problem - now I have a /Windows and /Windows.old And to make matters worse the new install won't complete. Help!

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Try running chkdsk /r from command prompt in the Vista Recovery console. If you cannot access it for whatever reason, boot from a WinXP disk and press "r" at the first screen. Once you have the command line, type the chkdsk /r command. If that does not work, please post back.

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Pc will not let me run on safe mode it will automatically shut down


in such case 3 things can be done:
first thing
1- boot from windows installation cd ,
2-press R when prompt for recovery console , you will have a command prompt screen
3-type this command and wait till finish : chkdsk /p or chkdsk /f
4-when finished eject cd and type : exit
you will have the pc rebooted
if the pc does not work try this
second thing is replacing your corrupted registry files with older working one from system restore files:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restore-registry-hives-system-restore-snapshot-xp/

the last thing you can do:
is to boot from windows cd and reinstall windows with option "repair windows"

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Error code in windows vista 64 bit ''0xc00000e9 - windows failed to load because the system registery file is missing or corrupt''


If it is a system registry error, boot up in safe mode and run CHKDSK/F this may find errors on the hard drive. To do this press Start and type CHKDSK/F into search box then run it.
You may have to purchase a registry utility.

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When it starts up it say a file is corrupt and to check chkdsk utility then the screen turns blue and says it has detected a problem in windows and needs to shut down


You might try and use the original installation cd and see if you have an option to boot into recovery console. Try running chkdsk from there....
Do not try to reinstall the os using the disk. Just go into recovery mode....
Here is a walkthrough....
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/rconsole.htm

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The file in computer missing or corrupted


Will it boot to safe mode? If so, run chkdsk and have it do a through scan and fix all errors. You can do this via a bootable rescue disk or the Windows CD if safe mode does not work either.

If running chkdsk doesn't work, you'll have to extract the missing files from the Windows CD using the Recovery Console. If that doesn't work, then it's time for a repair install using the Windows CD.

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I get the STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):System RootSystem32ConfigSECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable..On my windows xp...


This is one of the main reasons I prefer to do a clean installation from CD rather than simply doing a system restore. There's less chance for something to go wrong with a clean installation. Unfortunately, many computer manufacturers no longer provide a complete CD, but you still may be able to completely wipe your drive rather than using the restore option. The Stop: c0000218 error is typically associated with one of several things, depending on how far through the recovery process you made it before encountering the error.

The first possibility is simply corruption in the Windows Registry. A second option is a component of your system hardware is not compatible with Windows XP or your hard drive has some kind of issue. Since you are re-installing Windows XP using System Restore, it seems unlikely your system hardware is incompatible, although I won't rule out the possibility entirely. The third possibility, a damaged hard drive, is possible even if Windows appeared to run smoothly prior to your reinstallation. Before throwing in the towel, we'll take a closer look at each possibility
Assuming the Windows Registry is simply corrupt, the first thing to attempt is a recovery via the Automatic System Recovery for your particular installation. Since you are attempting to do a system restore, it's possible you already tried this and had it fail. If this is not the case, follow the detailed directions presented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 307545.

If you attempted your system restore using the OEM provided restore partition or CD and received this error, make sure you don't have any hardware components connected which weren't part of the initial build of your computer. System restore disks look for specific hardware components. If the original components are missing it occasionally introduces errors in the restore process.
A third possibility is the hard drive is damaged in some way. Many disks have bad sectors and you won't know about them until you attempt to write over the sectors during a specific operation. If you can boot from your install CD, you will be presented with the option to Repair or Recover the Windows XP installation. Pressing R launches the Microsoft Recovery Console which then asks for the Administrator password. After entering the password, run chkdsk to check the drive for errors by typing chkdsk /r at the command line. If chkdsk finds errors, you may need to use chkdsk /f to repair the errors before proceeding.
Since you are attempting to revert your Windows installation back to baseline, the best option remains doing a completely fresh install because it will avoid any potential corruptions already existing in your current installation by installing a fresh copy of Windows instead of reusing existing core components that may now be corrupt.

Have this as a guide when you perform system restore in recovery console..http://www.myfixes.com/articles/system..

Hope this will help..

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If you have any windows xp bootable cd use that to fix the problem by running the command chkdsk /r/f or you can try with this just restart the system in safe mode with command prompt and type the command like c:\windows>chkdsk
And
c:\windows>chkdsk /r/f

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When I start dell 1525 it say bad windows image.


Sounds like a corrupt windows install. Boot to the Diagnostics (Fn+Power button) and see if it indicates a hardware failure.
If diags pass, and running Vista, then Boot to Vista DVD and try repair my computer options. If XP, boot to XP CD, R for recovery console and run CHKDSK /R
Most likely you will need to either re-image the drive from the F8 menu for Vista or CTRL+F11 for XP, or if the hard drive is failing replace the hard drive.

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"Windows vista booting corrupt"


try to boot ur laptop with disc manager cd or win XP.
if doesnt works then try win 98 cd and delete ur C:/ partiton and install new vista

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Registry file corrupted after chkdsk /f


all your old files should be in windows.old so you should be able to rescue any pics and music, documents etc.
i might add there is a standalone rescue cd you can make... do a google for vista rescue disk to find it.
In your case i would suggest at this point to save all the files in the .old folder that you want to keep.... and reinstall vista ... use the complete format option but only after you back up the files.

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Got a medion mt255 that i cant get to start up


Is this the entire message?

STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure} The registry cannot load the hive (file):\System Root\System32\Config\SECURITY or its log or alternate. It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

If so, may I recommend the following to fix it.

  1. The first possibility is simply corruption in the Windows Registry.
  2. A second option is a component of your system hardware is not compatible with Windows XP or your hard drive has some kind of issue.
  3. The third possibility, a damaged hard drive, is possible even if Windows appeared to run smoothly prior to this bootup problem. Before throwing in the towel, we'll take a closer look at each possibility
Assuming the Windows Registry is simply corrupt, the first thing to attempt is a recovery via the Automatic System Recovery for your particular installation. Since you are attempting to do a system restore, it's possible you already tried this and had it fail. If this is not the case, follow the detailed directions presented in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 307545.

If you attempted your system restore using the OEM provided restore partition or CD and received this error, make sure you don't have any hardware components connected which weren't part of the initial build of your computer.

System restore disks look for specific hardware components. If the original components are missing it occasionally introduces errors in the restore process.

A third possibility is the hard drive is damaged in some way. Many disks have bad sectors and you won't know about them until you attempt to write over the sectors during a specific operation. If you can boot from your install CD, you will be presented with the option to Repair or Recover the Windows XP installation.

Pressing R launches the Microsoft Recovery Console which then asks for the Administrator password. After entering the password, run chkdsk to check the drive for errors by typing chkdsk /r at the command line. If chkdsk finds errors, you may need to use chkdsk /f to repair the errors before proceeding.

I apologize for the lengthy post. Please let me know if this helps, and good luck!

-Thanks

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