Windows XP Reg_error

By jaredarm
Dec 23, 2008
  1. The other day I was on my computer and I was going about my normal business. Then the computer froze up, so I gave it a few minutes but alas, nothing. So I gave it a few more minutes and it had absolutely crashed, even my music had stopped playing. So I hit the reset switch. When it boots back up now I get to the Windows loading bootscreen and then it blue screens and then shuts itself off. I have booted it up again in safe mode, but the same result.

    I then pulled out my Windows XP CD to see if I could do a repair on it.
    So I boot to the CD, I press Enter to install Windows, I press F8, It then says it's checking for previous versions of XP, it then blue screens saying that there is a registry error.
    I've also tried repairing it, that also blue screens. So the hard drive cannot be accessed at all from the Windows CD.

    So to check if it may be the hard drive I pulled out an old 40GB hard drive, installed windows on it and set my main hard drive as a slave. My main hard drive is fine, I can access all my files.

    Now I know I could just reformat the hard drive from the cmd, however I do want to.

    I want to re-install windows onto the main hard drive (which is set to slave) without loosing files. I have read about winnt32.exe, might this help? I do not know how to go about the parameters.

    Please, any suggestions or ideas would help.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Run CheckDisk from Starting with your Windows CD
    Then selecting the first R prompt for the Recovery Console
    Log on to your Administrator account ie Press 1
    Then once you have pressed 1, then press Enter
    Then on the command line write:
    chkdsk c: /r
    Restart once finished

    Once complete, either start the Repair of Windows again
    Or see if Windows actually starts (Last Known Good Configuration, would be good, from using the F8 key at system startup)
  3. jaredarm

    jaredarm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the speedy reply.
    I just tried it now but it Blue Screens. I select 1 and then when I press Enter it Blue Screens.
    I get a REGISTRY_ERROR 0x00000051
    Is there any other way to install windows?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You cannot get a Registry error booting from the Windows CD (?) :confused:
  5. jaredarm

    jaredarm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well the CD boots but when you select the drive to log on to (C:/Windows) It blue screens.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  7. 0zz1

    0zz1 TS Rookie

    i've got the same problem as above...

    windows crashed
    reinstall/recovery console gives BSOD
    0x00000051 (0x00000003, 0x00000001, 0x00003000, 0xE125B030)

    found something similar at (sry cant post urls due to low post count >.<), everything from there is same with me except those error parameters...

    also i did a memtest as you requested, 0 errors found... help please? ~_~
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You need to create a New Thread, just for you
    Read here on how to do that:
    Although the same error numbers it is possible that this is a program such as AntiVirus or Firewall or some other specific program that you are running
    Therefore it's not the same
  9. 0zz1

    0zz1 TS Rookie

    nah too lazy ...
    i just wanted some bypass to get to a command console which i found using Bart's PE
    thx anyway

    btw: first crash was caused by power surge which corrupted some system files on hard restart...
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