Hello all, i'm at work now and dont have my laptop with me, which is the problem. Its my daughters, a Dell Inspiron 6000, it needs a new battery so she was using it via the main cable, but it fell out and the laptop turned of. On turning it on again, it got has far has a blue screen saying that a file in the Hive registry was corrupted or missing, etc! Tried all the starting it in safe mode, normally, looked in Bios, but found nothing. Can anyone help please? It has Windows XP, no boot up disc but i do have a Windows XP Disc from another pc! Thanks all for any help, morgueman
No, tried the system restore but it just went to the blue screen to! Recap, clicking your first 'click here', found the right problem, last on the list, about not able to load the hile file! Thanks VoG, yours has it to, although i have to admit, looking at what you have to do looks pretty frightening!
boot from the XP CD. Start Windows Setup and press R to access the recovery console. Select your Windows installation, then type the administrator password – press Enter if there isn't one. Now enter the following commands:
CD C:\ CD "system volume information\_resto~1" DIR
You'll see a list of restore point folders with names such as RP1, RP2 and so on. Pick the restore point you wish to use, using the folder date stamps to guide you. Enter the commands:
CD RPx (the restore point you chose) CD SNAPSHOT
This takes you into the folder containing the restore point snapshot files. Copy the Registry backups so that they overwrite the existing Registry files.