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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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Ntfs is missing


To resolve this problem, replace the missing or corrupted Ntfs.sys file:
  1. Use the Windows Vista startup disks or the Windows Vista CD to restart your computer.
  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows Vista installation using Recovery Console, press R option.
  3. Type the number of the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console, and then press ENTER.
  4. Type the administrator password when you are prompted, and then press ENTER. If no administrator password exists, just press ENTER.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following commands (press ENTER after each command): cd \windows\system32\drivers

    ren ntfs.sys ntfs.oldNote This step renames the corrupted Ntfs.sys file to Ntfs.old. If the Ntfs.sys file is not found, the file is missing.
  6. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: copy cd:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\driversWhere cd is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows Vista CD, and drive is the drive where you installed Windows Vista .
  7. Remove the Windows Vista CD from your CD-ROM drive, type quit at a command prompt, and then press ENTER to quit the Recovery Console.
  8. Restart the computer.
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Stop 0x0000007b (0xF78A6528, 0xC0000034,


So many computer face this blue screen fetal errors on windows.

This error comes usually when there is problem in software or driver compatibility issue with hardware or operating system.
Also this error comes when there is bed indexing unit in hard drive.
You can solve this errors with following 2 methods.
(1)When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
Then if you are able to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you installed recently and face this error.
(2)If you are not able to enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you need windows disk or recovery disk.
Boot your computer with that disk
For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 "del" key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom.
Then save settings and exit bios.
Insert windows disk in cd /dvd rom.
Then it boot with that disk.Then you get this message "Press any key to boot from cd.."
Then press any key.
Then follow the procedure then enter in recovery console mode then type in prompt "chkdsk /r"
Then type "y"
Then it fix error on hard drive.
Then check if again you are not able to enter in windows then boot again and this time choose "R" option for repair previous windows " then it repairs old windows then it loads again old windows.
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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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I have samsung x10 laptop unable to boot


Hi there,

if you have the install disks for windows you can try to run a "chkdsk" with the cd. Put the cd in the computer, reboot the computer (please make sure you have the cd as the first option in the boot session), then type r (for repair) and then type chkdsk and press return, and let the program check for corruption on the HD, after the program has run then take the cd out and reboot the computer.

Hope that helps
IF NOT then try to return here

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try it again with the bootable floppy disk... if you have the option use fdisk /mbr and then format the computer and reinstall using the cd you have. the fdisk /mbr command will get rid of any virus residing in your master boot record.

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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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