Can't format HD, and have registry problems

By DaveVideoGame
Jun 15, 2007
  1. I've used Windows XP for 3 years without reformatting, but recently it crashed and these are the following problems:

    When I try to start the computer normally I get a BSOD saying REGISTRY_ERROR x00000051.

    When I try to run in safe mode it freezes when trying to load

    I found a microsoft post saying to go to the recovery console and copying and deleting some hives (, but i was unable to copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak

    so then i decided my only hope was to reformating the hardrive (no option to repair). After I select the partition and press L to delete it, it says Unable to format this partition.

    i cannot start safe mode or last known config that worked.. safe mode freezes on agp440.sys

    perhaps there is a way to repair my registry with the windows XP disc in the Recovery Console?
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Have you tried a Repair Install ?
  3. DaveVideoGame

    DaveVideoGame TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes, that's what created this mess.. but now i don't even have the option to do a repair again if i want to
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Have you tried a format C: /q from the Recovery Console ?
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